Welcome Guide Bordeaux

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A modern, dynamic and friendly city, Bordeaux is one of the most popular cities for young people.

OUR campus

The quays of the Garonne, a very popular place to live in Bordeaux, are home to the campuses of INSEEC (Grande École, MSc & MBA and Bachelor), Sup de Pub, HEIP and ECE. Located in sheds 16, 17, 18 and 19, they offer an exceptional study environment in the heart of the city. The two huge terraces and the classrooms facing the Garonne River give this place a unique character. Facilities include a Bloomberg Trading Room, a business incubator and a tasting room.

A few steps from the historic heart of the Chartrons, at the very place where the famous wines of Bordeaux were made, INSEEC BBA students can enjoy an exceptional working environment in an atypical building. Behind the long traditional façade of Raze Street, the vaulted cellars have been transformed into high-tech educational facilities. In addition to classrooms and a large, recently modernized lecture hall, the campus has computer rooms, open-access work spaces and friendly meeting places. A large lobby, foyer and patio invite students to meet at any time of the day to discuss their projects or simply relax.

INSEEC (Grande Ecole, MSc & MBA and Bachelor), Sup de Pub, HEIP and ECE :

Hangars 16, 17, 18 and 19 Quai de Bacalan 33070 Bordeaux


26 Rue Raze 33000 Bordeaux

Bordeaux is the 7th largest student city. With its pleasant living environment and southwestern sunshine, Bordeaux has a lot to offer. Very well connected to the rest of France, only two hours from the capital, and close to the beautiful beaches of Cap Ferret, it is an easy choice for young people. The downtown area, with its stores, wide range of restaurants, museums, theaters and cinemas, means that students have plenty to choose from to spend their evenings and weekends. Don’t miss the magnificent views from the Port de la Lune, the Place de la Bourse, or the famous Pont de Pierre.

The Bordeaux area is marked by the strong development of start-ups, which are supported by banks, public incubators, competitiveness clusters, technology parks and business incubators. For students wishing to learn about one of France’s most famous industries, wine, the vineyards surrounding the city are a real asset to the entire Bordeaux region, bringing in customers from all over the world and influencing all levels of business. Finally, the economic dynamism of Bordeaux is really felt in the aeronautics and space sectors, which are expanding rapidly in the region. With major companies such as Dassault Aviation, Thales, ArianeGroup and Safran Aircraft Engines, Bordeaux now has real know-how and technological expertise in the civil and military fields.

Bordeaux is ranked 9th (out of 44) of the French student cities where it is good to live and study (ranking by the magazine L’Étudiant).

To learn more about the city, consult the Campus France information sheet

Visit the Bordeaux campus with this video!

Cultural activities, Sports and Wellness

Explore Bordeaux! We have listed for you all the places to see and visit that Bordeaux has to offer in terms of leisure, culture, sports and well-being.

Museums & art galleries

La Cité du Vin: 1 Esplanade de Pontac 33300 Bordeaux. The Cité du Vin is a museum as well as a place for exhibitions, shows, projections and university seminars on the theme of wine located in the Bacalan district.

Museum of Aquitaine – 20 cours Pasteur 33000 Bordeaux

Museum of Maritime History of Bordeaux – 31 rue Borie 33000 Bordeaux

Museum of Decorative Arts and Design -39 rue Bouffard 33000 Bordeaux

Bassin des lumières – Impasse Brown de Colstoun 33300 Bordeaux

Bordeaux World Heritage – CIAP – 2-8 place de la Bourse 33000 Bordeaux

CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art – 7 rue Ferrere, 33000 Bordeaux

More museums to explore here!

For students, Bordeaux offers discounts to enjoy the cultural life of the city. Please visit the following websites for more information:

  • The Carte Jeune is a free card that allows people under 26 to access culture, sports and leisure activities. The card offers benefits such as free admission, reduced prices or invitations to exhibitions, movies, plays, sports venues or even concerts.
  • Citicks – Citicks is the best offer for the 18-35 years old in Bordeaux and its agglomeration. Valid for 1 year, this pass includes exclusive offers in 50 establishments selected among the best in the city and divided into 3 categories: bars, restaurants, leisure. You can buy the pass and find all the establishments on the Citicks website.

Cinema & theaters

Find a complete list of cinemas and theaters in Bordeaux here


Musical Écran Festival Created in 2015, this festival brings together a selection of international documentary films tracing the creative energy of music, with exclusives, rare films, previews, debates, and a competition with a jury prize and an audience prize.

You can consult on the following site the agenda of the concerts of Bordeaux: https: //www.bdxc.fr/


Sports Club


16 avenue Louis De Broglie 33600 Pessac


Chartrons Skatepark

Quai des Chartrons 33000 Bordeaux


Jean Boiteux Judaica Pool

164 rue Judaïque – 33000 Bordeaux

Stehelin Pool

200-288 avenue Maréchal De Lattre de Tassigny 33200 Bordeaux

Parks & gardens

Flea markets

If you want to find furniture, used clothes or anything else you need without spending a lot of money, flea markets are perfect!

Here are the different flea markets that Bordeaux has to offer here!

If you want to know more about the cultural agenda of Bordeaux, please visit the following website

Bordeaux Tourism & Congress

The city of Bordeaux

Cost of living

Please note that these prices are indicative and may vary greatly, and that the cost of living differs from city to city.

You can compare with your hometown with the site numbeo.

Housing 500 – 1000 euros
Public transport 38 € euros
Power supply 100 – 300 € euros
Other expenses (leisure, shopping…) 100 – 300 € euros
Total 800 – 1700 € euros

Open a bank account in France

Opening a bank account in France is one of the first steps to take when you arrive in Paris.

The documents required to open a French bank account are :

  • A copy of your passport or European identity card
  • A document proving your residence in France – a certificate of accommodation from your landlord for example
  • A copy of your certificate of studies attesting to your registration.
  • A copy of your visa or residence permit

Currently, our main banking partner is the Caisse d’Epargne and very soon new partnerships with local banks will be available with special offers for students.

Transportation in Bordeaux

Public transport

Streetcar, bus and bicycle

Thanks to the tramway line located right in front of the campus, you can easily get around Bordeaux. All information about the transport network and life in Bordeaux is available on the TBM website.

The PASS’JEUNE pass is a monthly or annual pass allowing free circulation on the entire network for 11-27 year olds

Annual PASS’JEUNE : 20,40€/month

PASS’JEUNE monthly : 34,40€/month

Weekly PASS’JEUNE : 9,90€/week

The PASS’JEUNE, reserved for people under 28, is a particularly affordable pass that allows free travel on the entire TBM network. Loaded on a TBM card, the Pass’JEUNE allows unlimited travel on the streetcar, bus and BAT3 network as well as access to park-and-ride facilities and secure bicycle shelters. You can benefit from advantageous subscriptions on the V3 bike stations with the electric option. The card must be systematically validated when boarding the bus or streetcar, even when transferring.

For occasional travelers, it is possible to purchase a card containing 10 trips at tobacco shops or at the kiosks located at each streetcar stop. Each validation counts as one trip, except in the case of a connection. Free and unlimited transfer for 1 hour (last validation one hour maximum after the first one).


Rates :

1 ticket: 1.70 €.

10 tickets : 13.70 €.

Monthly subscription : 34.40 €.

Don’t forget to download the TBM app and check the website for prices and rates (link above).

The train

There is a station in Bordeaux called Bordeaux Saint Jean. The city is very well served so that you can travel anywhere in France.

You can reach the station with the tramway line C or D. This is also where you will find the shuttles to go to the Bordeaux area.

The airport

There are shuttles between the city center and the airport of Mérignac. A shuttle bus connects the Place des Quinconces and Mérignac airport several times a day. For prices and schedules, you can check the Bordeaux airport website here!

To access Bordeaux campus

The campus is located in the Chartrons district. You can easily come to the campus with streetcar C at the Hangars, Chartrons, or Cité du vin stop depending on your program.


popular Restaurants  

The entrecote

4 cours du 30 Juillet, 33000 Bordeaux

The siloing steak, fries and house sauce are served as a single dish at this Scottish-decorated restaurant.

The Chartrons Market

10 place du Marché Chartrons, 33000

Next to the INSEEC BBA, this hall gathers bars where you can have a drink in a nice atmosphere.


98 avenue de Magudas, 33700

Mérignac In this small commercial area, it is pleasant to come across this restaurant. The experienced chef Anthony Aycaguer cooks modern, visual, minimalist dishes that evolve with the market.

Place de la Victoire

At the top of St Catherine Street, this is the place where all the students come to have a drink or eat in a good restaurant.

Dragon Dore

9 rue Paul Louis Lande, 33000, Bordeaux Taste

to Cambodian, Vietnamese and Chinese specialties thanks to an all-you-can-eat buffet in this red-fronted restaurant.

Place Camille Jullian

Located at the intersection of rue Siméon and rue du Pas Saint-Georges, it is one of the busiest places in the city due to the happy hours offered.

Darwin (Niel barracks)

87 quai de Queyries – 33100 Bordeaux

CROUS Restaurant

CROUS Cafet’ le 98 Les Chartrons

98 quai des Chartrons, 33300 Bordeaux

Telephone: 05 57 10 71 56

Updated 14 September 2022