Living and Learning in Bordeaux: Independent Stay and Study

Make Bordeaux your home for six weeks and immerse yourself in French culture, history and cuisine as you explore the city on your own and join experts on educational field trips.
Program No. 23313RJ
45 days
Starts at
Flights start at

At a Glance

When you think of Bordeaux, chances are that wine comes to mind. You wouldn’t be wrong – this intoxicating city is the wine capital of France, where rolling vineyards are fueled by the River Garonne. However, Bordeaux is so much more than a viticulture hot bed. As the world’s largest urban UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s teeming with architectural gems from 18th-century limestone mansions lining sun-dappled streets to the Roman ruins of a 3rd-century amphitheater. While living in your own hotel apartment, explore Bordeaux like a local as you weave your way through the city’s countless museums and meet the locals at beautiful bistros. For an added experience – and additional tuition price – you can even learn to “parler français” in daily language classes, study the intricacies of the region’s wine and cuisine or do both by enrolling in the language and culinary and wine tracks!
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Walking up to two miles per day during scheduled activities. Some field trips require walking up to three miles. Use of public transportation (tramway, bus).
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Stay in your own hotel apartment in the heart of Bordeaux to truly feel like a local as you explore the city’s 18th-century architecture and modern monuments on your own.
  • Learn about Bordeaux’s culinary and wine heritage through lectures, field trips and hands-on experiences or brush up on your French language skills through daily expert-led classes by enrolling in our culinary and wine or language tracks.
  • Journey Arcachon and Bayonne on a weekend field trip where you’ll experience an oyster tasting and learn about Basque culture at Ortillopitz.

General Notes

Prices may vary depending on the educational track you choose. Go online or call for details.
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