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Practical information for a stay in BORDEAUX

Bordeaux is a welcoming and easy-to-navigate city, but to help you prepare for your trip to the Rugby World Cup, here’s some practical information.


The official language is French, but English is generally understood in tourist areas and hotels.


The currency used is the euro (€). Credit cards are widely accepted and there are many ATMs available.


In September and October, temperatures in Bordeaux are generally mild, averaging around 15-20°C. However, rain is possible, so remember to bring an umbrella or raincoat.


Bordeaux is generally a safe city, but as in any large city, it’s important to remain vigilant, especially at night and in busy areas.


France uses type E plugs, the voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. Make sure you have an adapter if necessary.

Drinking water

Tap water in Bordeaux is safe to drink. However, bottled water is also widely available for purchase.

Emergency numbers

The general emergency number in France is 112. You can call this number for any emergency, including police, fire and medical services.


Remember, the most important thing is to enjoy your stay in Bordeaux and the Rugby World Cup. With this information at your disposal, you’ll be well prepared for your trip.

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