Bordeaux

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Introduction

5-Place des douanes

5-Place des douanes

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Bordeaux is one of the most famous cities in all of France. Located in the west of the country, quite close to the Atlantic coast, this city has a lot to offer. The city has about 250,000 inhabitants with another million living in the metropolitan area. It's home to a charming old town and has a long history going back to the Roman Empire. Most people think of the famous Bordeaux wines when they hear the city name. There are numerous vineyards (châteaux) around Bordeaux and wine is sold at pretty much every corner. Unless you are a teetotaller don't miss going on a wine tasting tour or try some great wines in one of the many specialist shops. Bordeaux is also a young and creative city offering a vibrant nightlife and lots of art. With Rue Ste Catherine, one of Europe's longest pedestrian zones, there's also the possibility to shop till you drop. In a nutshell: Bordeaux offers something for everybody!

History

Bordeaux and the whole province of Aquitaine came under English rule for 300 years from 1154, when Eleanor of Aquitaine married the future King Henry II. The English rulers enjoyed drinking the wines of Bordeaux, but they enjoyed the profits even more – trade with Bordeaux was their largest source of income. Most wine came from the Graves region just upriver from the city, and this was a clear, deep rosé called clairet, still produced today. The English came to call any Bordeaux red wine “claret”.

In 1453 France took control of Aquitaine and cut off the supply to England, which ceased to drink wine for the next 500 years, turning to beer and gin. This caused a slump in Bordeaux, which only revived from the 16th century through trans-Atlantic trade. The city then prospered through the 18th century, when most of its fine buildings were erected, and it provided the model for Haussmann’s 19th-century remodelling of Paris. Bordeaux also came to eclipse other French Atlantic ports such as Bayonne and La Rochelle. Much of the wealth was based on the triangular slave trade: sugar, rum and other plantation products were shipped to France from the Americas and Caribbean, France shipped industrial wares to Africa, whence the slaves were sent west to work those plantations.

Bordeaux suffered a human cost in later turmoils: the French Revolution, Napoleonic wars, and First and Second World Wars. But the damage to buildings was small enough to be repaired, rather than needing whole-scale rebuilding. The 18th-century grandeur was thus preserved. It helped that the limestone and gravel subsoil wouldn't take the weight of high-rise buildings. Credit is also due to the Mayor of Bordeaux (and former French prime minister) Alain Juppé, for keeping out modern intrusions while revitalising the inner city, with pedestrian precincts and a revamped transport system.

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Neighbourhoods

Bordeaux’s centrepiece is the elegant riverfront and former port, where fine 18th-century buildings stretch for 3 km along the west bank of the Garonne, from Quinconces in the north to St Croix in the south. The old central districts of St Pierre and St Michel extend inland for about 1 km. Most city sights are in this area. The railway station is south, at the foot of Cours de la Marne. To the north, Quai des Chartrons has been redeveloped as the “City of Wine”, and has the wine museum. The main university campus is in the suburb of Talence, 10 km southwest. The districts east of the river are modern: the main reasons to cross are for the view back west in morning sunshine, and to visit the Botanic Gardens.

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Sights and Activities

Wine

Bordeaux winery

Bordeaux winery

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The main business sector in and around Bordeaux is wine. With over 117,000 hectares of vineyards, 57 appellations, 9,000 wine-producing châteaux, 13,000 grape growers and 400 traders make for annual sales of over 14.5 billion euros and plenty to drink. This all results in over 700 million bottles a year, which range from some very cheap wine to some of the most expensive in the world. The five first growth châteaux are:

Old Town

Bordeaux is home to one of the largest 18th century architectural urban areas in all of Europe. Because of its amazing buildings and level of preservation it has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. In or around the old town you will find these sights among many others.

Churches

  • Cathédrale Saint-André de Bordeaux (Bordeaux Cathedral) was consecrated by Pope Urban II in 1096. A free-standing spire was added between 1440 and1450 and now offers spectacular views of the city.
  • Église Sainte-Croix (Church of the Holy Cross) is an amazing Romanesque abbey church.
  • Basilica of Saint-Seurin is the oldest church in Bordeaux and was built in the 6th century.

City Gates

  • Porte Cailhau is a beautiful city gate dating back to 1495.
  • Porte de Bourgogne is another city gate, just next to the riverside.

Three more old city gates can be found in the old town.

Museums

Other Sights and Activities

  • Le Miroir d'Eau (Water Mirror) is likely to be the sight which attracts most tourists - a giant "field" of flat water which acts as a mirror. With its mist-spraying fountains the water mirror is irresistible for kids and grown-ups alike.
  • Grand Théâtre This truly beautiful theater was built in 1780.
  • The Rue Sainte-Catherine is a wonderful pedestrian-only shopping street that is 1.2 kilometres long filled with great shops, restaurants and cafes. This is allegedly the longest shopping street in Europe and the shops become more expensive the further one walks towards Place de La Comedie.
  • Cours de l'Intendance is where the most high-end and exclusive boutiques and shops are located.
  • Utopia is an independent cinema located in a former church.
  • Place des Quinconces is one of Europe's largest squares and often hosts events of all kinds (e.g. funfairs or circuses). The Monument aux Girondins was built in the late 19th century to commemorate the victims of the "terreur".
  • The Quais - the perfect place for a long stroll along the river

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Weather

From June to September is summer, with temperatures around 25 °C on average, but sometimes as high as 38 °C. Nights are pleasantly warm and can be chilly sometimes. Winters are mild, around 10 °C during the day but nights can be as cold as -15 °C sometimes. Winters have more rain than summers but precipitation is possible in all months.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Avg Max10 °C11.7 °C14.5 °C16.5 °C20.5 °C23.5 °C26.4 °C26.6 °C23.7 °C18.8 °C13.4 °C10.7 °C
Avg Min2.8 °C3.4 °C4.6 °C6.6 °C10.3 °C13 °C15.1 °C15.2 °C12.5 °C9.5 °C5.5 °C3.8 °C
Rainfall92 mm82.6 mm70 mm80 mm83.8 mm63.8 mm54.5 mm59.5 mm90.3 mm94 mm106.8 mm106.7 mm
Rain Days12.511.311.21211.58.977.89.611.312.512.6

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Getting There

By Plane

Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport (BOD) (15 km west of the city centre). Domestic flights link it to Paris Orly & CDG, Lyon, Lille, Marseille, Montpelier, Nice and Strasbourg. International destinations include Amsterdam Schiphol, Barcelona El Prat, Basel, Berlin, Bristol, Brussels, Budapest, Casablanca, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Geneva, Lisbon, London (Gatwick, Luton & Stansted), Madrid Barajas, Milan, Prague, Rome, Tunis and Venice.
There are in effect two-and-a-half terminals, side by side. Air France uses Terminal B, the budget airlines use Terminal "Billi" which is the half: an add-on to B. Other flights use A and B - these two are modern spacious terminals with the usual land- & air-side facilities. "Billi" has a poky, cramped check-in area, but shops & restaurants once you get airside.

Lianes bus 1+ runs downtown from Terminal B Arrivals every 10 minutes, via Mérignac town centre and Bordeaux city centre to the main railway station of Bordeaux St-Jean. It's a flat fare of €1.60, pay on the bus and the driver gives change within reason. The complete journey generally takes an hour. The bus runs from 5 am to past midnight and connects with the tram system at Mérignac.

The "Keolis" express bus runs every 30-60 minutes non-stop between the airport and the main railway station. The fare is €8 (concessions €7) and you can pay on the bus. The bus generally runs between 08:00 and 20:00. So although it's quicker, you may spend longer waiting for the next bus, and if you're really in such a desperate hurry you need a taxi.

By Train

The main train station 2 Gare Saint-Jean is located about 4km southeast of the city centre. The main entrance faces west down Cours de la Marne; buses, trams and taxis leave from the forecourt here. Take Tram C to get downtown if you are going to the more northern part, or a bus if you are going to the central area around Place de la Victoire.

The main ticket hall is at the north end of the station building, under the big network map and vast vaulting ceiling. Most of the self-service ticket machines are also here, plus (usefully) a piano. There's a selection of fast food places around the hall. The lower floor is a shopping mall and subway access to platforms.

TGV trains speed hourly from Paris Montparnasse, with the quickest taking just over two hours. A couple of trains per day run direct from Paris CDG airport, though the travel time of about 3 hours 30 is no quicker than changing at Montparnasse between TGV and RER. Alternate TGVs from Paris continue south along the coast to Bayonne, Biarritz, and the Spanish border at Hendaye. Regional (cheaper) TER trains also run this route south, as well as north to La Rochelle and inland to Périgueux and Clermont-Ferrand. Fast Intercité trains connect to Toulouse, Marseille, Montpellier and Nice.

By Car

You can reach Bordeaux by car from north (taking the A10 highway or N10), south (taking the A63 highway), and east. A beltway goes around the city.

By Bus

Bordeaux has Flixbus direct services to Paris Bercy Seine (7-8 hours, 4 per day), Toulouse (3 hours, 6 per day), Bayonne (2-3 hours, 3 per day), Lyon (7-8 hours, 2 per day), Nice (one per day, 12 hours) and Nantes (4-5 hours, 4 per day). They also run direct but not daily to Barcelona, Madrid and Lisbon. Change in Paris or Lyon for other international routes.

Eurolines run direct to Frankfurt (16 hours, 3 per week), Stuttgart (16 hours, twice a week), Warsaw (35 hours, twice per week) and Przemysl on the Ukraine border (40 hours, twice per week).

The bus stop for Flix and for Eurolines is on Quai de Paludate just north of the railway station, opposite No. 18, where the tracks bridge the quay before crossing the river. Eurolines timetable shows this as rue des Terres de Borde, which is the street paralleling the tracks just east of the station.

European Bike Express transports cyclists plus their bikes from UK to various European locations, including Bordeaux on their "Atlantic A & B" routes. They run every couple of weeks in summer and are sure to be booked solid in the weeks around le Tour, il Giro and la Vuelta. The pick up & drop off for Bordeaux is at Lormont, 10 km north of the centre off the A630 ring-road, by the massive Golden-Gate-styled Aquitaine Bridge.

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Getting Around

By Car

As with most European cities, a car can be a bit of a liability. There are plenty of public parking garages in central Bordeaux, however if you plan on spending a bit of time in Bordeaux, this can become quite expensive. The best thing to do is find a free car park on the periphery of the city (there are quite a few near the Basilica of St Michael) and either walk into town or catch a tram.

By Public Transport

All public transport information is posted on the TBC website. Maps and times can also be easily accessed with Google Maps, just select route "By public transport" when getting directions.

The city bus routes fan out from four main hubs:

  • The main railway station, Gare Saint-Jean, has buses to city centre, university, and north side.
  • Place de la Victoire has buses to the centre, railway station, University, and north and south-west sides of the city.
  • Place Gambetta has buses to la Victoire, the railway station, and west, north-west, and north sides.
  • Quinconces is a main interchange between trams and buses.

As well as standard buses, there is a small electric bus, called la navette du centre-ville, operating within pedestrian precincts. There are no bus stops for this one, just wave your hand to the driver to be let on, and tell the driver when you want to get off.

Single tickets (€1.60) can be purchased from the driver on the bus. If you're likely to make 4 or more journeys, buy a package of 5/10 tickets for €6.70/€12.70 or a daily/weekly pass for €4.60/€13.40 from Espace TBC (Feb 2018). They have kiosks at Gare Saint-Jean, Place Gambetta and Quinconces. Also you can also buy from the automated machines at the tram stops, all machines will accept coins and some of them will accept chip debit/credit cards. All trips are good for one hour of unlimited transfers, including bus and tram - you must validate your ticket each time you change. Try to avoid travelling during rush hour.

There are three tram routes (A, B & C) crossing the city. Tickets and fares are the same as for the bus, with unlimited transfers within one hour. A distinctive feature of the tramway is that within the inner city, it has no overhead wires as it uses a ground-level power supply.

The river-bus BAT³ or Batcub runs from Stalingrad/Quai de Queyries on the east bank, northward along the west bank to Quinconces, Les Hangars and Cite du Vins, finally to Lormont (east bank, beneath Pont Aquitaine.) Ferries run every 45 min, 7 days a week, with the complete run taking 40 min. They're part of the TBM city transport system so tickets and tariffs are the same as for bus and tram. Bicycles are carried.

By Foot

Bordeaux is easily navigated on foot. Self guided walking tour maps are available from tourist offices or just grab your favourite flavour of guide book. A good place to start is the famous Pont de Pierre; from here you can walk up the river, past the famous Place de la Bourse, to the Esplanade des Quinconces (one of the largest squares in France). The tourist office is very close to the Quinconces tram stop, if you are heading in the other direction.

By Bike

France has a well documented love of cycling and as a result, most cities are very bike (velo in French) friendly with dedicated bike lanes. Bordeaux introduced a bike sharing scheme, the V3, in 2010 and there are over a thousand bikes at various stations around the city. Most V3 stations are near other public transport stops. The cheapest way to utilise the V3 is by subscription (weekly, monthly etc) on an RFID card, however if you are only visiting for a short time there is no need to subscribe for a particular period. It is also good to know that the first 30 minutes is usually free and thereafter an hourly rate applies. A map of the V3 stations in Bordeaux can be found here

By Taxi

If you don't have much time, but you would still like to do some sightseeing, you can contact Taxi Bordeaux. Bordeaux taxi drivers and the tourist office offer an overview tour of the city. Sightseeing in Bordeaux, Saint Emilion, Medoc or Arcachon can take all day. Taxi 33, Aquitaine Taxis Radio, Taxis de Merignac, Taxis Girondins and Allo Taxi are other options.

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Eat

Gastronomy has a very important place in the city, which is full of restaurants of all kinds. French restaurants provide dishes from almost every part of the country, and there are a lot of Asian, African or Arabian restaurants.

Bordeaux is famous for its local oysters. You can sample all shapes and sizes with a bottle of the local wine at La Boîte à Huitres on cours du Chapeau Rouge, near the Place de la Bourse.

  • Cafe du Port, 1 quai Deschamps, ☎ +33 5 56 77 81 18. It's dining with the ultimate view, the Left Bank on one side and the Pont de Pierre on the other. But it's not just the views that draw customers here in droves, the food's pretty good too. Especially considering that the chef is the famed Phillipe Techoire. Under his command, you'll feast on beef rib roast, glass eye, and in the winter, roast pig's feet with mustard. Enjoy! A la carte €35.
  • L'entrecôte, 4 Cours du 30 juillet, ☎ +33 5 56 81 76 10. A famous restaurant, where you can eat a piece of meat served with a secret sauce. No reservation but the queues can often be long. €17.
  • Couleur Cafe, 28, rue du Pere Louis de Jabrun, ☎ +33 5 56 48 28 58. It's the perfect little French bistro where you can take a well earned pause from the days' activities and graze on some tasty light fare. The salads with the homemade bread rolls are a great choice, or you can indulge in some of the decadent cakes on offer.
  • Fernand, 7, quai de la Douane, ☎ +33 5 56 81 23 40, e-mail: fernand-bordeaux@orange.fr. every day for lunch and dinner. An authentic bistro next to the "Place de la Bourse", on the waterfront in the old Bordeaux : an old wooden decor and a very pleasant terrace in front of the Garonne and the "Miroir d'eau"; you can enjoy a French cooking who follows seasons with beautiful products like seafood, oysters, wild fishes from Arcachon, "Blond d'Aquitaine" beef etc. All of those served by a warm and pleasant welcome.
  • La Tupina, 6, rue Porte de la Monnaie, ☎ +33 5 56 91 56 37. Regional cuisine at its best. Fresh local produce served generously and heartily. Meals are served in a Basque ambiance, with country tablecloths and wood chairs. Try the corn fed Landes fowl, and you'll understand why this earned La Tupina the Second Best Bistro in the world by the International Herald Tribune. Fixed price €45, A la carte €46.
  • L'Estacade, Quai de Queyries, ☎ +33 5 57 54 02 50. Situated on the Right Bank of the river (it is the building that just out over the water on stilts) you will get a great view of the Bordeaux waterfront at the same time as a delicious meal. Starters, main courses and desserts start from €13, 23, 6 respectively.
  • Restaurant Soléna, 5, rue Chauffour (10 minutes from Centreville, Meriadeck, Hotel Mercure, Hotel Budigala, Tram Line A), ☎ +33 5 57 53 28 06. Dinner, Wednesday-Saturday. Lunch and Dinner, Sunday. New gastronomic restaurant owned and operated by a Franco-American couple dedicated to bringing farm fresh, local, sustainable produce of Southwest France to the table. Everything from the sauces to the ice cream and pastries are made in-house. Dining room is contemporary and organic, accented by Bordeaux limestone and French oak tables. Service is warm, friendly, without pretentiousness. Menu changes frequently according to season. Menu fixe €34, €39, €55.

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Drink

For a wonderful overview of what Bordeaux wine is all about, it is hard to go past the Maison du Vin de Bordeaux which is almost opposite the tourist office on cours du 30 Juillet (Quinconces is the nearest tram stop). Along with intensive wine courses for dedicated students of the vine, the Maison offers the region’s famous drop by-the-glass and you can also buy a cheese board to nibble on while you enjoy your wine. The sommeliers also tend to speak very good English.

Bordeaux is lively during the day and continues throughout the night. If you're looking for a bar to hang out with friends or to enjoy watching a football match, head for La Victoire, as most of the pubs and bars of the town are here. Virtually, all the shops in the surroundings of this area are bars, and you'll likely be able to find one that suits your needs.

If you prefer dancing or clubbing, most of the night-clubs are on the Quais, near the train station. From rock to disco, dance to techno, you also have a lot of choice.

  • Dick Turpin's, 72, Rue du Loup, ☎ +33 5 56 48 07 52, e-mail: dickturpin@orange.fr. One of the oldest English pubs in Bordeaux, popular with young and old alike. Good music, no TV.
  • El Chuchumbe, 6, rue Causserouge, ☎ +33 5 56 31 25 88. Best place to go for a salsa dance, head there around midnight when bodies really start shaking on the dance floor. They serve great mojitos as well to complement the mood.
  • Le Frog and Rosbif, 23, Rue Ausone. English pub near La Garonne with an all-English staff. A popular hangout for those who want to catch football or rugby matches.
  • Le Break, 23, Rue de Candale. A popular hipster-like bar just outside la place de la victoire which plays great music and attracts a younger crowd. Arrive early if you want to get a table during the weekend.
  • Wine O'Clock (formerly Xing-Xing), 20, Rue Piliers de Tutelle, ☎ +33 605 90 4570. Wine & tapas.
  • Le Café Brun, 45, Rue Saint Rémi. An old-looking but very cosy bar with a huge offer of Belgian beers and Whiskies.
  • Le Shadow, 5, rue Cabanac, ☎ +33 5 56 49 36 93. The place to go for the young and trendy, Shadow possess a certain sexiness to its decor that is very appealing, even the restrooms are marble. The DJ spins the latest tunes while the hip clientele sip on very expensive drinks.

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Sleep

Most tourist hotels are close to the railway station (that is, close to the Quais). There are some luxury hotels close to Gambetta square and Quinconces square, which are really nice but rather expensive.

  • Auberge de la Jeunesse (Bordeaux Youth Hostel), 22 cours Barbey (300 m west of railway station), ☎ +33 556 330 070. Bordeaux's only hostel has decent facilities. Breakfast and bedding is included. There is a lock-out between 02:00 and 05:00 so plan your night accordingly. €23 per person/night.
  • Ibis Budget Bordeaux Centre Gare St Jean, 60 Rue Eugene Leroy, ☎ +33 8 927 00239. Opposite main railway station, the rooms are small but self-contained. Good location for transport, 3 km from downtown.
  • A Blue Lodge in Bordeaux (C'est une maison bleue), 70, rue de Ségur, ☎ +33 6 78 25 85 83. Lovely guestrooms in a 19th-century "échoppe" with garden. Located on the Tramway B line leading to the historical city centre. Also direct from the train station with bus N°9. Easy and free parking. Close to Universities and Victoire.
  • Best Western Premier Hotel Bordeaux (formerly Tulip Inn), 4 rue Martignac, ☎ +33 5 56 48 00 88. Charming 18th-century hotel, with fine furnishings throughout the hotel, with mahogany furnishings and beech furniture. Close to the Grand Theatre and the Triangle d'Or.
  • Hotel de Normandie, 7-9, cours du 30 Juillet, ☎ +33 5 56 52 16 80. While the rooms are rather bland, the location and views of the Place des Quinconces from the rooms are stunning.
  • Intercontinental Grand Hotel (formerly the Regent), 2-5 Place de la Comedie (opposite Opera / Theatre), ☎ +33 557 30 44 44. Five-star hotel near acclaimed restaurants. Rooms are impeccably decorated, with marble bathrooms.

Novotel Bordeaux Lac (formerly the Sofitel), Avenue Jean-Gabriel Domergue. On the banks of the Bordeaux lake, near the Convention centre. Private swimming pool.

  • Burdigala, 115 rue Georges-Bonnac, ☎ +33 5 56 90 16 16. Displaying a European elegance, the Burdigala attracts a cosmopolitan clientele that appreciates its multi-lingual staff and spacious rooms complete with marble bathrooms. Hotel also hosts long term stays.
  • Hotel Mercure Bordeaux Cite Mondiale Centre Ville (formerly Libertel), 18 parvis des Chartons (on Quais by CAPC art museum), ☎ +33 5 56 01 79 79. More than just a luxury hotel, the Mercure also features a wine bar that showcases 200 different wines from all over the world. The spacious rooms have all been renovated and display a subtle elegance.

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Learn

University of Bordeaux is located a few kilometers south of town and offers a wide variety of courses, from science to humanities, from beginner classes to high-level research. The laboratories are among the best in France. It is possible to take French courses there in the summer, with Erasmus students. The DEFLE (Department for the study of French as a foreign language) is attached to Université Michel de Montaigne - Bordeaux III. It offers both semester and vacation courses in French for foreign students.

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Keep Connected

Internet

France is one of the best connected countries in the world, with data speed for upload/download ranked among the top 5 in the world. Most hotels and hostels would have in-house facilities to provide free internet access. Many major cities also have initiatives put in place to provide free wi-fi connection in public spaces. Alternatively there are internet cafés available in most cities/towns at a reasonable rate. Some private businesses, such as local cafés (or even the Starbuck's chain), may also provide wi-fi connectivity - keep an eye out for the signs by the shop windows/doors. Also look for the @ symbol prominently displayed, which indicates internet availability. However, with most homes now wired for the internet, cyber cafés are increasingly hard to find, especially outside the major cities.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

To dial an international number from France, the IDD is 00, followed by the country code that you wish to dial, the area code and the phone number.
To call France from abroad, start with the international direct dialing (IDD) code from the country you're in, followed by French country code 33, the area code (drop the first zero in front of the area code), and the phone number. French telephone numbers are rarely given without the area code. The telephone number, including the area code, is made up of 10 digits. They are written in a set of 5 pairs of digits (i.e. 01 xx xx xx xx xx).
In France, the area code designations are: 01 - Paris Area ("Région Ile-de-France"), 02 - northwest, 03 - northeast, 04 - southeast, 05 - southwest, 06 - mobile phone providers. From 2010 onwards, 07 will also be assigned to mobile phone providers in order to cater for the surging demands for mobile phones.

Emergency numbers are 15 (medical aid), 17 (police station) and 18 (fire/rescue). You can also use the European emergency number 112 (perhaps a better choice if you don't speak French). These calls are free and accessible from virtually any phone, including locked cellphones.

France uses the GSM standard of cellular phones (900 MHz and 1800 MHz bands) used in most of the world outside of the U.S. There are several companies (Orange, SFR, Free, Bouygues Télécom and some others MVNOs like Virgin Mobile) offering wireless service. The country is almost totally covered but you may have difficulties using your mobile phone in rural or mountainous areas. If you stay for some time, it may be advisable to buy a pre-paid cell phone card that you can use in any phone that supports the GSM standard on the 900/1800 MHz bands. Then incoming calls and SMSes are free.

Post

La Poste in France is also referred to as the PTT (short for postes, télégraphes et téléphones). The mailboxes are painted bright yellow and often there is a slot for local city mail and another slot for "outside mail". Normally there is a queue in the post office, but most of the post offices have the self service machine installed which is quite easy to operate. Nowadays many of the tabac and even some of the souvenir shops also sell postage stamps. Normally an overseas postcard costs almost as much as sending a letter. Mails sent in France also have a zip code. The first two numbers represent the administrative department (e.g. in Paris' case that would be 75).

Post offices are generally open from 8:00am to 7:00pm Monday through Friday, and 8:00am to noon on Saturdays. Apart from the basic job of mailing letters, most of the post offices do some banking activities also and some even have photocopy machines and cyber cafes for internet access.

For international package services, you might also check options with companies like DHL, UPS or TNT, which have competitive services and prices and might be faster in most cases.

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  • Latitude: 44.837368
  • Longitude: -0.576144

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