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Living in Bordeaux

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Welcome to Bordeaux, a beautiful and lively World Heritage site and a student-friendly city that is just full of things to discover! Enjoy Bordeaux all year round and savor French art de vivre !

The Bordeaux metropolitan area is the 6th-largest urban area in France with a population of 1,105,000 people. The historic part of the city is featured on the UNESCO World Heritage List as an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble of the 18th century. The beauty of the city will blow you away! Bordeaux is also the perfect place to go shopping! As you walk down Rue Ste-Catherine, Europe’s longest pedestrian street, or along the city’s little cobblestone lanes, you will find everything you are looking for and more!

Many events are held in Bordeaux, all year round! Bordeaux is the world's leading wine capital and also home to the world's premier wine fair, Vinexpo. But there are also many other events, such as the Epicuriales, the Christmas market, the Music Festival, or the national celebrations of July14 …So come celebrate!
Bordeaux is also the capital of the beautiful Aquitaine region! Within one hour’s drive, you can admire vineyards and castles, go surfing on the Atlantic coast and taste some oysters!

The three major funded areas of study are :

  • Economics and Management
  • Law and Political Science
  • Engineering Science (Master’s level) and Sciences (PHD level)


The currency is the same as in the European Union, the Euro, and its symbol is €. Please do not hesitate to check the conversion rate with your currency on internet to give you an idea of what the Euro represents. You can exchange your money for Euros at the bureau de change or at the bank.

  • Getting a bank account

Best option for this tab is using the information on the Campus France website.