Université de Bordeaux

Making the most of your stay

In Bordeaux you will find great cultural wealth thanks to the cities' architecture and historical sites, but also because of its lively neighborhoods. From the Pey-Berland tower to the Opera House, discover all of the sights Bordeaux has to offer on the Bordeaux Tourism Office website.

The surrounding areas of Bordeaux are also worth visiting, with major sites in the Gironde area also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage.

› In addition to the city of Bordeaux, the Arcachon Bay is another beautiful destination within the region of Gironde, including the Dune of Pyla which is the highest sand dune in Europe. You can use Regional Express Trains to get to Arcachon from Bordeaux in less than an hour for a competitive price.

› There are also plenty of things to do in the Gironde and neighboring departments. Discover the relics of the past in the Dordogne, explore the forests of the Landes, or experience the unique traditions and lifestyle in the Basque country. Check out the Nouvelle-Aquitaine website to take note of the best places to see and things to do.

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How to get aroundHow to get around

The Bordeaux metropolitan area has a dense public transport network that includes: 4 tram lines, 3 river shuttle lines, dozens of bus lines and self-service bicycles. This network is managed by TBM...