Bordeaux has many nicknames, starting from “Little Rome” in ancient times, "La perle d'Aquitaine" (The Pearl of Aquitaine), and "La Belle Endormie" (Sleeping Beauty) in reference to the old centre which had black walls due to pollution. Classified as a "City of Art and History”, due to its numerous cultural monuments and the rich historical tradition that is still visible through the city’s architecture, Bordeaux is also popular for the warm welcome it offers to international students each year. In Bordeaux, students can benefit of excellent education, qualified teachers and cutting edge research activities at affordable prices. The educational offer integrates numerous multidisciplinary study programmes in almost any field you can imagine. The sixth largest city in France, Bordeaux is a port city, the capital of the Aquitaine region, located on the Garonne River in South Western France.
Bordeaux is mostly famous for the wine industry and tourism, but the aeronautic industry, real estate and commerce also contribute greatly to the city’s flourishing economy. Some of the biggest companies that manufacture aircraft products are: Dassault, EADS Sogerma, Snecma, Thales, and SNPE. Other multinationals with local offices include: Sanofi Aventis, Thales Group, Ford Motor Company, Oxbow, LU, Arena, Pernod Ricard and many more.
Find many internship and research projects opportunities at one of Bordeaux’s numerous companies.
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:
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.
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.
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University of Bordeaux is ranked among the top universities in France for the quality of its academic courses and research. With multidisciplinary education and research opportunities, the University of Bordeaux is confirmed as a Campus of Excellence with the Initiative of Excellence label, awarded by the French government in recognition of its successful and innovative academic transformation.
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