Bordeaux is a fairly safe city, but you should employ common sense. Avoid wandering alone at night in the Gare St-Jean, Marché des Capucins and place de la Victoire areas. None of these areas are dangerous, but they can attract shady characters and feel unsavoury after dark.
Is Bordeaux France a safe city?
Bordeaux is a very safe city to visit, with a couple of dangers to be wary of, though like in many other cities in France, its safety has been mildly compromised during the last couple of years, due to numerous terrorist attacks.
Is Bordeaux safe to live?
Is Bordeaux a safe city? Bordeaux has a lower crime rate than many major British cities. While its crime rate is higher than the smaller surrounding towns, it’s considerably lower than London, for example. Bordeaux’s crime rate is 41.77, compared to London’s of 62.13.
What is the crime rate in Bordeaux France?
Crime rates in Bordeaux, France
|Level of crime||49.78||Moderate|
|Problem people using or dealing drugs||54.07||Moderate|
|Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft||53.80||Moderate|
|Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery||39.14||Low|
|Problem corruption and bribery||24.71||Low|
Is Bordeaux expensive to visit?
While €400 Euro may be a lot to spend on just a 3 night /4-day trip, you must keep in mind that Bordeaux (and much of France) is simply a relatively expensive place to travel to. There’s no way to avoid dishing out the cash entirely if you really want to experience what you came here for (the wine, amiright).
Does it rain a lot in Bordeaux?
In Bordeaux, France, during the entire year, the rain falls for 143.7 days and collects up to 355mm (13.98″) of precipitation.
What’s it like to live in Bordeaux?
Located just a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean, in a picturesque part of France, Bordeaux is blessed with the Atlantic climate of warm summers and mild winters. Although it has its share of rainy days, most expats will say that the weather here is just perfect for relaxing and enjoying your free time.
Are people from Bordeaux nice?
5. Bordeaux has great service and very friendly people. France is famous for the service that is far from great and some rude waiters (I have encountered that in many French cities, unfortunately). However, everybody in Bordeaux was so nice and welcoming, and the people were really nice and friendly.
Where do expats live in Bordeaux?
Vieux Bordeaux is the historic old town, a cluster of neighbourhoods within the city’s traditional limits. It’s a very diverse area, well suited to expatriates interested in culture and architecture.
Which is better Bordeaux or Lyon?
Re: between Bordeaux and Lyon…? Bordeaux is more open spaced than Lyon, with the river and the docks. Lyon feels more dense. However Lyon has better restaurants (or at least a greater number of good restaurants), and has kept more of its medieval stone buildings than Bordeaux (which has some, just less).
Do they speak English in Bordeaux?
French is the official language spoken in Bordeaux. As a hugely popular international tourist destination you may well find that in many restaurants, bars and hotels English is spoken.
Can you drink the tap water in Bordeaux?
Tap water is safe to drink in Bordeaux.
What is the best time to visit Bordeaux?
The prime time for Bordeaux travel is between June and August: that’s when most French and other Europeans visit Bordeaux. For fewer crowds and lower rates, come in spring, or autumn. One downfall of coming in fall: starting in September, the wineries start doing their harvests, and some don’t allow visitors.