Bordeaux (France)

Bordeaux is quite large city in south-west parts of France, along the Garonne River. The city's climate is marine and mediterranean margin. In the summer average temperatures are about +24 C and during winter about +3 C. Rainfalls come evenly during the year. The city's renewed harbor area is its new tourist area, and it's full of cafes, gardens and museums. Boudeaux is very famous wine farming and producing area, 900 million bottles in one year. There is also France's biggest university in Bourdeaux.

Population: 239,399
Beach : No
Mountain : No
Popular destination: No
Official language: French
Skill level of the English language : Moderate
Emergency numbers: 112 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Electric plugs: C, E
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: A tip is not required, but most people tip in the 5 to 10% bracket when the service is good.
Time in destination: Jan 25, 2021, 8:28:02 AM

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Weather Forecast


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Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 43.5 50.0 37.0 12
February 45.5 53.1 38.1 11
March 49.3 58.1 40.3 11
April 52.9 61.7 43.9 12
May 59.7 68.9 50.5 11
June 64.9 74.3 55.4 8
July 69.4 79.5 59.2 7
August 69.6 79.9 59.4 7
September 64.6 74.7 54.5 9
October 57.4 65.8 49.1 11
November 48.9 56.1 41.9 12
December 45.0 51.3 38.8 12

More information: Bordeaux forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Bordeaux is an expensive destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $80.19, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $268.98, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $22.61
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $33.07
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $7.29
  • Meal, McDonalds: $10.33
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $16.41

More information: Bordeaux price level

Destination Map

Destination map in full scale: Bordeaux destination map


Bordeaux has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 56.0 (better than United states average 47.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 79.5 (better than United states average 69.6)
  • Walking alone at night: 40.4 (a little weaker than United states average 41.7)

More information: Bordeaux safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
  • Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
  • Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
  • Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.

More information: Car rental Europe