Bordeaux city life
Everyone who comes to Bordeaux once wants to come back again, as the city has a unique charm that you will inevitably fall in love with. While living in Bordeaux, take advantage and explore the numerous wonderful places this city offers.
Popular sights to visit in Bordeaux include:
- Esplanade des Quinconces – the largest square in Europe
- Monument aux Girondins
- Grand Théâtre
- Allées de Tourny
- Cours de l'Intendance
- Place du Chapelet
- Place du Parlement
- The gothic Basilica of Saint Michael – a 243 steps tower, at the end of which you can enjoy the panoramic view of Bordeaux
- Porte Cailhau – a medieval gate of the old city walls
Visit a large selection of museums in the city such as Musée des Beaux Arts (Fine arts museum) – where you can admire paintings of Delacroix, Renoir, Seurat, Matisse and Picasso, Musée d'Aquitaine (archeological and history museum), Musée du Vin et du Négoce (museum of the wine trade).
For shopping, you cannot miss Rue Sainte-Catherine, one of the longest shopping streets in Europe, where you can also find many restaurants and cafés.
Have fun at Miroir d'eau (Quay Mirror) – the world’s largest reflecting pool, walk with the ferry (Le Bus du Fleuve) and see some fantastic vineyards, and inevitably taste one of the best wines ever.
During winter, enjoy the ski slopes of the Pyrenees Mountains and when you want to change the scenery, you can always go to Toulouse, Montpellier, Biarritz – all close to Bordeaux.
International atmosphere in Bordeaux
Bordeaux is an important touristic attraction, considered one of the best destinations for travelling in Europe. Along with a continuous flux of tourists coming from every corner in the world, several immigrants chose to live in Bordeaux. Among them, a large number are Italians, Spaniards, Portuguese, Turks and Germans.
Bordeaux is very supportive in terms of international business, as foreigners and entrepreneurs interested in local business projects have access to business start-up and development programmes.
Bordeaux has warm summers and mild winters. During summer many rainfalls occur, with average temperatures of around 21 – 22 °C (70 to 72 °F). In winter, the average daytime temperature is 7 °C (44 °F), with common frosts, but rare snowfalls.