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Study French in Bordeaux (Place Gambetta), France!

Study French in Bordeaux, a beautiful city that sits on the banks of the Garonne River, surrounded by stunning landscapes such as traditional fishing villages, scenic beaches, the majestic Pyrenees Mountains, and historic chateaux, all of which are within easy reach of Bordeaux via public transport. A wonderful location for those eager to learn about French culture, nearly half of historic Bordeaux has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site!

This is thanks to its magnificent architecture, most of which has remained relatively unchanged for over 200 years! Bordeaux is also famous for its wine and antiques, as well as being a shopper’s paradise and home to what is said to be the longest shopping street in Europe! The local cuisine is also fantastic and includes plenty of delicious seafood, game, pastries and macaroons!

Our school in Bordeaux (Place Gambetta)

Housed in a beautiful 19th Century building in the heart of the city and just off Place Gambetta, our French language school in Bordeaux offers excellent facilities for students, including 12 bright, air-conditioned classrooms, a self-study room and a lounge area that opens out onto a pretty garden. Our school also offers wireless Internet throughout.

School facts 
Lesson length:45 mins
Number of classrooms:9
Average class size:12
Minimum age:17
Course materials included:Yes
Average number of students: Summer (100) - Winter (55) per week
Disability access:No
Air conditioning:Yes
WiFi available:Yes
Affiliations:IALC, Campus France, Qualité Fle
Included in fees:Minimum of 2 activities/wk, such as French films in school, museum visits, evenings out with tutors (students pay own entrance fees/consumption).
Typical activities:Touristic tours, Cultural evening, Schools parties, sports, gastronomie or cooking lessons
Paid activities:Excursions
School closed on:01/01, 21/04, 01/05, 08/05, 29/05, 09/06, 14/07, 15/08, 01/11, 11/11, 25/12

Courses

You are sure to find the perfect French language course for you in Bordeaux, thanks to the wide range offered by our school! Group courses of 20, 26 or 30 French language lessons per week are perfect if you would like to improve your overall level of French, whereas private courses offer you the chance to tailor the lessons to meet your own specific requirements. Alternatively, you may like to consider one of our combined courses of group and one-to-one tuition.

Bordeaux is famous for its wine, and so our school offers a fantastic ‘French and Wine’ course which combines French language study with lessons on the art of wine tasting and the wine making process.

Our school in Bordeaux also offers a range of courses designed specifically for students who require French for their work, including Business French courses, Legal French courses, Diplomatic French courses and Medical French courses. The school also offers exam preparation courses for students preparing to take their DELF, TEF and A-level exams and there is even a ‘French for Teachers’ course!

Accommodation

Our school in Bordeaux offers host family accommodation, which is the perfect accommodation option if you wish to learn French quickly, as you will have plenty of opportunity to practice what you have learnt in class with your native French-speaking hosts! This accommodation type is offered on a half board basis.

Activities

Cultural activities are regularly arranged by our school in Bordeaux and include guided tours of Bordeaux and its historical monuments, wine and cheese tasting, guided museum tours and cookery lessons. Regular excursions are also arranged to local places of interest, such as St Emilion and its vineyards, the Arcachon Basin and the Dune of Pilat.

How to get there

Airport transfers for students staying with host families are included. All other students should take public transport to their accommodation.

Insider tips for beautiful Bordeaux

BordeauxAt the crossroads of the Atlantic Ocean and the Garonne River, Bordeaux is a charming port city situated in the south west of France. Capital of the Aquitaine region, “La Perle d’Aquitaine” (The Pearl of Aquitaine) is the ninth largest city of France with a population of 240,000 inhabitants.

The founding of Bordeaux dates back to the fifth century B.C, when some vineyards already started to spring up! Burdigala, as it used to be called, experienced a significant development thanks to its port, whilst some of the the ancient city constructions and remains are still visible today. Don’t be surprised if Bordeaux seems to have a certain “English flair” - the city was actually ruled by the English for a long time!

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