This article was written by Global Graduates, published on 12th May 2010 and has been read 32212 times.
Why should I choose Bordeaux for my year abroad?
Book, food and flea markets spill out on the streets on a sunny Sunday, where you can pick up a dog-eared copy of Balzac, whilst getting some vintage gear and some slices of saucisson. Wine fanatics can brush up on their sipping and slurping skills visiting the surrounding vineyards; and if you feel you want to let your regal ego in for a treat, plan a trip to one of the many châteaux peppered around the city. But Bordeaux isn't just for the posh or privileged—whether you're studying, working or just chilling, Bordeaux's pazazz is really quite infectious indeed.
Classic French entertainment rubs shoulders with more exotic foods, bars and clubs. La Belle Bordeaux offers particularly fine food, some pretty decent wine and a vibrant student nightlife—shimmy on down to Les Quais for a drink or two and a bit of a boogie. Liberal and easy-going, Bordeaux pulls in a mixed crowd of party-goers, from the shy to the exuberant, with a few hippies in between. Jazz bars, fine restaurants, Latin flavours and reggae venues open their doors to locals and visitors alike, ensuring you make the most of your time in this stress-free city. Just don't forget to pack your bottle opener...
Still need a push in the right direction? Find out how much previous students enjoyed Bordeaux in our Bordeaux Mole Diary and Been There, Done That! reviews.
Bordeaux Language Assistants 2011-2012:
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