The city of Bordeaux

Bordeaux is a city rich in history and culture. In 2007, the whole centre of the city was named by UNESCO as a world heritage site; a classification recognising the beauty of its 18th century architecture.

You’d be mistaken, however, for thinking that Bordeaux is stuck in the past. Bordeaux has a large young student population, as well as a wide range of thriving business ready to welcome foreign trainees, and is a great place to learn French.

In your free time, the city is a vibrant cultural hub full of bars where you can enjoy the world-famous Bordeaux wine and restaurants with a range of cuisine to suit every taste. Bordeaux’s riverside location, on the curve of the Garonne earning it the nickname the “Porte de la Lune”, provides a beautiful setting.

The city has a reliable network of public transport, is bike friendly and has good links to local vineyards and coastlines allowing you to make the most of what the South West can offer.

Many of our trainees have fallen so in love with the city that they have decided to stay after the end of their placement and continue their “bordelais” adventure.