Moving to Bordeaux, France
Nestled on the Atlantic coast close to the oyster beds of Arcachon and the immaculate sandy beaches and pine forests of the Landes, Bordeaux regularly tops the poll as the best place to live and work in France. Just two hours from Paris thanks to the newly opened LGV ligne a grand vitesse and surrounded by some of the greatest wines in the world, is there any wonder that Bordeaux is the place most French people want to call home? Here are some more reasons why many are considering moving to Bordeaux.
Apart from that ultra high-speed train, Bordeaux has its own airport flying to destinations throughout Europe, so visiting friends and family in the UK is a breeze. There’s also a city-wide tram and electric bus system and the VCUB bike hire scheme – because of its good cycling infrastructure and flat landscape, cycling is a popular way to get around town.
Bordeaux is packed with galleries and museums, and 350 buildings have UNESCO World Heritage status. There’s a vibrant and dynamic wine bar scene where you can taste glasses of the great vintages at reasonable prices, and the recently opened City of Wine has been described as a wine Disneyland for adults!
Ski and sun
Bordeaux has the twin advantages of sandy beaches and world-class ski slopes in the Pyrenees both within easy reach. The extremely temperate climate brings hot summers and mild winters, ideal for enjoying the varied and beautiful countryside.
Home sweet home
House prices are higher in Bordeaux than in much of South West France, but still extremely affordable when compared to the South East of England. City-centre living is the most expensive option, but there are bargains to be had in the historic villages set in the heart of the wine country.
No need to feel homesick
Bordeaux is one of France’s most international cities, with a large ex-pat community well catered for with restaurants, pubs, food and bookshops. Choose one of the communities with a high proportion of Brits to ease yourself into the French way of life gently. There’s also a British Consulate to help with your queries.
Ask the professional
If you like the idea of moving to Bordeaux, then LOPA Removals can make your move go smoothly. We’re experts in European removals so contact us today and we’ll help you relocate to this most dynamic and stylish of French cities.