Bordeaux, in the South-West of France, is the country’s 9th most populated city and is known throughout the world for its unique wines. This city has so much to offer such as art, history and thanks to its exceptional urban and architectural heritage, it is part of UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Bordeaux has also been voted the most attractive city by the French for its quality of life and has been elected the “trendiest” city to visit in 2017 by The Lonely Planet! With a lively nightlife, Bordeaux welcomes over 100,000 students each year, attracted by the quality of higher education and research, infrastructure, universities and of course unrivalled gastronomic delights.
You might know Bordeaux for its world famous wines/vineyards and have probably heard about its famous château’s, Château Latour, Château Margaux, Château Mouton Rothschild and other wonders of the French gastronomy. Bordeaux is of course the international capital of wine and of the entire way of life that comes with it. But Bordeaux, like many cities in France, is full of well-kept secrets that you need to discover to understand the beauty and identity of this unique city.
The city of Bordeaux is a jewel of architecture, culture, history, gastronomy and Arts de vivre in itself, one of its great appeals is the region surrounding it. The Bordeaux region is full of vineyards, Atlantic vegetation, forests, natural parks and of course the coastline, bursting with breathtaking nature is a wonderful change of scenery. Come climb the Dune du Pyla, largest sand dune in Europe, between forest and ocean, travel around the Arcachon bay to discover a precious and unique ecosystem that influenced authors such as Jean-Paul Sartre, Marcel Aymé or Jean Cocteau. Come walk for miles on the wild fine sandy beaches on the Atlantic coast around Lacanau, the region's hotspot for surfers and sun bathers.
Located in a superb typical townhouse of the 19th century, France Langue Bordeaux is in the heart of the historical city-centre sharing its architecture and its unique atmosphere. The school has 9 classrooms, a beautiful lounge dedicated to students relaxing between classes and a lovely private garden with trees.
Our France Langue Bordeaux school is centrally located and easily accessible. The school is close to the shops, Place de Quinconces and Place Gambetta where you can enjoy many terrace restaurants.
Corinne and her team are on hand to welcome you for an unforgettable stay.
Line D stop : "Fondaudège - Museum" (3-minute walk)
Line B & C stop : "Quinconces" (7 minutes walk to the school)
France Langue Bordeaux has the "FRENCH FOREIGN LANGUAGE QUALITY" LABEL!
Within walking distance from Place des Quinconces, the National Opera, the famous Place de la Bourse with its Mirroir d'Eau (Water Mirror) and the Quais de la Garonne, our school will bring you to everything that makes Bordeaux so noble and exciting. Settle down in our private garden in the shade of a fig tree or at a terrace of the Place Gambetta to do your French homework, then enjoy your break with a delicious canelé (typical cake from Bordeaux made with rum and natural vanilla) in Sainte Catherine Street, the animated pedestrian area of the city-centre.
Bordeaux is also full of museums, behind Paris, it has the most museums in France.You can visit the classical ones like the Musée des Beaux-arts, one of the oldest museums in the country, or the Musée d'Aquitaine dedicated to the history of Bordeaux and Aquitaine from prehistory to modern days. You can also discover more modern places of contemporary creation such as the surprising MECA of Base Sous-Marine, or the spectacular Cité du Vin, rated 7th best museum in the world by National Geographic.
Visiting the wine cellars, the wine châteaux and tasting the great vintage wines are the essentials of Bordeaux. Discovering its amazing architecture, walking around the little narrow streets of the city-centre, sitting down at a terrace of a café located in a 15th century building, discovering the Garonne river banks that have nothing to envy to the river Seine, are considered just as essential as the wines when coming to Bordeaux.
France Langue Bordeaux activities
If you are looking for a big French city filled with culture, history, museums, restaurants and bars but if you also wish to unwind and experience a change of scenery in wonderful natural surroundings, Bordeaux is for you! A city nestled between forests and ocean, Bordeaux is an island of culture, civilisation and natural wonders.