Erasmus in Bordeaux

Information and tips for Erasmus students in Bordeaux

Why do Erasmus in Bordeaux? Bordeaux is a beautiful city, with a great student atmosphere and a great cultural offer, it was even declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. These are some of the reasons why it has become one of the favourite Erasmus destinations for international students. Stay to learn more about Erasmus and being an international student in Bordeaux!

Cost of living in Bordeaux, France

This French city is becoming very popular with international students and that is why prices are increasing little by little. This does not mean that you will not be able to go on Erasmus to Bordeaux because it is too expensive a city, but rather that you will have to keep a certain control of your monthly expenses, so as not to have any scares.

First of all, you should start looking for accommodation early, as it is one of the biggest expenses when you go on Erasmus. This city is filled with students every year, therefore, due to the high demand for accommodation, the process of finding your ideal place can be expensive. The prices of rooms in shared flats are usually around € 500 but bear in mind that you will have other monthly expenses such as shopping or your possible leisure activities.

A recommendation regarding transport is that you ask about the different vouchers that are offered in Bordeaux. They are cards that can be used both for the tram, the bus or even for the bikes that the city provides. It is usually cheaper to get a voucher than to pay for each trip separately.

Erasmus parties and leisure in Bordeaux, France

As in any city with a large student population, the student atmosphere and parties in Bordeaux are perfect for an Erasmus experience. There are many bars and places that organize parties or special days for students. If you are more of going out with friends simply to have a drink in a bar, or if you are one of those who prefer to end partying in a disco, in Bordeaux you can do it all. Even universities usually organize various events throughout the year that you cannot miss.

On the other hand, there is also the possibility of making calmer plans with your friends. You can start by visiting and learning about the culture and history of Bordeaux. But, in addition to making plans for this city, you will also have the possibility to visit other nearby cities and see spectacular places. Just keep in mind that a part of your budget should be for all your leisure activities and, remember ... enjoy this experience as much as you can!

Culture and gastronomy in Bordeaux, France

If something is not lacking in the city of Bordeaux, it is culture and history. The historic centre of this city was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, therefore, it is necessary to visit and enjoy it when you go to Bordeaux. In addition, the city celebrates several artistic, cultural and musical festivals during the year, such as the Coupé Court Festival (a film festival), the International Festival of Women's Cinema or the Bordeaux Jazz Festival.

If you want to make a cultural visit to the most emblematic buildings and places of Bordeaux, we recommend that you visit the Grand Theater, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Bordeaux (CAPC), the Jean Moulin centre or the Stock Exchange square in the historic centre of the city.

On the other hand, although you may not do it every day, if you decide to go out to eat at a restaurant, there are traditional dishes that you should order. Some of the more traditional recipes are the Magret de Canard, entrecôte a la Bordelaise or Garbure. Also, if you are a wine lover you will love knowing that the wines in Bordeaux are very famous, you cannot leave without trying them.

Advantages of doing Erasmus & studying in Bordeaux, France

Living in Bordeaux will bring you countless good things. On one hand, you are going to discover a new city, its culture, history and its people. Also, if you do not understand the official language of Bordeaux, French, it is a perfect opportunity to learn it and, if you already know how to speak it, it is the best time to practice it. You are going to enjoy all the music, culture and art festivals that the city celebrates. Try to connect with the local people, who better than them to show you all the curiosities of Bordeaux?

The Erasmus experience is going to be one of the best of your life, enjoy it to its fullness!!!

Cheap Erasmus housing in Bordeaux, France 

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Frequently asked questions from students doing Erasmus in Bordeaux

How much does it cost to live in Bordeaux as a student?
The cost of living for an Erasmus student in Bordeaux is usually around 800 euros per month, approximately. Keep in mind that the main expense is the accommodation, therefore, depending on the price of your rental, the amount of your budget may vary.
How is student life in Bordeaux?
The student atmosphere of this city is perfect for those who want to go there on Erasmus. It is full of international students, you can party whenever you want and Bordeaux universities and libraries offer everything that any student needs in their day-to-day life.
How much does student accommodation cost in Bordeaux?
The rental price may vary due to the location or type of accommodation you finally choose. You can find rooms in shared flats for around € 400-450 per month. You also have the option of going to a residence, although in many cases it is difficult to find a free place in these.
How much is the Erasmus scholarship to study in Bordeaux?
To find out the exact amount you will receive with the Erasmus grant to study in Bordeaux, we recommend that you contact your home university. The conditions of this scholarship are different in each country, therefore you must make sure that the information you have is the one that corresponds to your specific case.
Best areas to live in Bordeaux?
Some of the areas where more students stay are the city centre, the Mériadeck neighbourhood, the Saint Genès neighbourhood and the parts of the city closest to the different universities.

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