A lively school with all the charm of Bordeaux. World famous for its wines, Bordeaux is also a dynamic student city steeped in a rich cultural and architectural heritage!

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the city

Bordeaux, in the South-West of France, is the country’s 9th most populated city and is known throughout the world for its unique wines. This city has so much to offer such as art, history and thanks to its exceptional urban and architectural heritage, it is part of UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Bordeaux has also been voted the most attractive city by the French for its quality of life and has been elected the “trendiest” city to visit in 2017 by The Lonely Planet! With a lively nightlife, Bordeaux welcomes over 100,000 students each year, attracted by the quality of higher education and research, infrastructure, universities and of course unrivalled gastronomic delights.

You might know Bordeaux for its World-famous wines/vineyards and have probably heard about its famous château’s, Château Latour, Château Margaux, Château Mouton Rothschild and other wonders of the French gastronomy. Bordeaux is, of course, the international capital of wine and of the entire way of life that comes with it. But Bordeaux, like many cities in France, is full of well-kept secrets that you need to discover to understand the beauty and identity of this unique city.

The city of Bordeaux is a jewel of architecture, culture, history, gastronomy and Arts de vivre in itself, one of its great appeals is the region surrounding it. The Bordeaux region is full of vineyards, Atlantic vegetation, forests, natural parks and of course the coastline, bursting with breathtaking nature is a wonderful change of scenery. Come climb the Dune du Pyla, largest sand dune in Europe, between forest and ocean, travel around the Arcachon bay to discover a precious and unique ecosystem that influenced authors such as Jean-Paul Sartre, Marcel Aymé or Jean Cocteau. Come walk for miles on the wild fine sandy beaches on the Atlantic coast around Lacanau, the region’s hotspot for surfers and sunbathers.

the school

Located in a superb 19th century town house, our Bordeaux school is in the heart of the Chartrons district, a former wine trading center, just a stone’s throw from the quays and its many restaurants.

The school has 5 classrooms, a magnificent lounge where students can relax between classes, and a lovely inner courtyard.

The school is located in the center of town, within easy reach of stores, the Place des Quinconces and Place Gambetta, where you’ll find numerous terraced restaurants.

Our school also provides each student with a safety and well-being area and a dedicated counsellor. If at any time during your stay you encounter a problem, don’t hesitate to contact him or her. (All the details will be given to you when you register).

The school is committed to providing special care for under-age students, making sure they are present in class.

Corinne and her team welcome you to Bordeaux for an exceptional stay.


Les ateliers FL Bordeaux have the “FRENCH FOREIGN LANGUAGE QUALITY” LABEL!

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The district

Within walking distance from Place des Quinconces, the National Opera, the famous Place de la Bourse with its Mirroir d’Eau (Water Mirror) and the Quais de la Garonne, our school will bring you to everything that makes Bordeaux so noble and exciting. Settle down in our private garden in the shade of a fig tree or at a terrace of the Place Gambetta to do your French homework, then enjoy your break with a delicious canelé (typical cake from Bordeaux made with rum and natural vanilla) in Sainte Catherine Street, the animated pedestrian area of the city-centre.

Bordeaux is also full of museums, behind Paris, it has the most museums in France.You can visit the classical ones like the Musée des Beaux-arts, one of the oldest museums in the country, or the Musée d’Aquitaine dedicated to the history of Bordeaux and Aquitaine from prehistory to modern days. You can also discover more modern places of contemporary creation such as the surprising MECA of Base Sous-Marine, or the spectacular Cité du Vin, rated 7th best museum in the world by National Geographic.

Visiting the wine cellars, the wine châteaux and tasting the great vintage wines are the essentials of Bordeaux. Discovering its amazing architecture, walking around the little narrow streets of the City centre, sitting down at a terrace of a café located in a 15th century building and discovering the Garonne river banks that have nothing to envy to the river Seine, are considered just as essential as the wines when coming to Bordeaux.

Our accommodations
in Bordeaux

Les ateliers FL Bordeaux offer a wide variety of high quality accommodations that will fit all tastes and budgets! Host families, apart’hotels, residences, etc. Travel worry-free, everything will be taken care of for you!

Staying with a host family is a unique intercultural experience that we highly recommend to all our students.Traveling on your own or with a partner, no matter what you need, we have the option for you. Choose from bed & breakfast, half-board or even full-board, we also offer the room only option for the independent ones.

Cheaper and more comfortable than a hotel, choosing to book an apart’hotel allows you to feel just like at home but still be able to enjoy the services of the residence and ask for help from the staff.

Staying in a residence will enable you to enjoy your independence but also share experiences with other students from many different countries thanks to the different common areas available. The residences are equipped with private bathrooms and kitchens.

Les ateliers FL Bordeaux offer a transfer service to / from the airport or the train station and to /from the city center.

Our activities
in Bordeaux

If you are looking for a big French city filled with culture, history, museums, restaurants and bars, but if you also wish to unwind and experience a change of scenery in wonderful natural surroundings, Bordeaux is for you! A city nestled between forests and ocean, Bordeaux is an island of culture, civilisation and natural wonders.

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The opinion
of the students

Number of students who said they were "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with their stay at Les ateliers FL Bordeaux in 2021. 96.43%

(Return rate of our satisfaction questionnaires: 61%)

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More than 30 activities all year long
8000 students trained every year
More than 100 nationalities welcomed​
80 permanent teachers and professors

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Last page update : 08/03/2024