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Travel Guide: Port of the Moon in Bordeaux, France #travel

Port of the Moon

Bordeaux, France

The Port of the Moon, port city of Bordeaux in south-west France, is inscribed as an inhabited historic city, an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble, created in the age of the Enlightenment, whose values continued up to the first half of the 20th century, with more protected buildings than any other French city except Paris. It is also recognized for its historic role as a place of exchange of cultural values over more than 2,000 years, particularly since the 12th century due to commercial links with Britain and the Low Lands. Urban plans and architectural ensembles of the early 18th century onwards place the city as an outstanding example of innovative classical and neoclassical trends and give it an exceptional urban and architectural unity and coherence. Its urban form represents the success of philosophers who wanted to make towns into melting pots of humanism, universality and culture.

Map of Port of the Moon

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Coronavirus in Bordeaux

As much as it pains us to say, now is not the best time to be boarding that plane, boat or train. More and more countries are going into COVID-19 lockdown and closing their borders, which is making it virtually impossible to travel anyway. You can track the current coronavirus right now.

Culture in Bordeaux

We've written a very extensive guide filled with insightfull comments and handy tips and tricks about all the aspects to traveling in France. We've summarized the most critical things below, but you can discover more information in our detailed guide to France.

Money in Bordeaux

Currencie(s): Euro

  • 1 Euro = 1.18 $
  • 1 Euro = 0.9 £

Tipping: Neither required nor expected. Should you decide to tip, it is customary to round up to the next Euro.

Corruption: France has a corruption score of 28 out of 100.
If your itinerary runs through France, you're pretty safe. According to Transparency International, France is one of the least corrupt nations around the world.

France is not concidered to be a dangerous country, with a Global Peace Index of 1.89 out of 4.
This report is the only one of its kind that measures how dangerous or safe a nation is based on 23 different indicators, including political terror, deaths from internal conflict, murder rate, and ease of access to small arms and light weapons.

Language in Bordeaux

Language(s): French
Here are a few basic lines to get you started:
  • Yes = Oui
  • No = Non
  • Thank You = Merci
  • Hello = Bonjour
  • Do you speak English? = Parlez vous anglais?
  • Please = S'il vous plaît
  • Bye = Au revoir
  • Excuse Me = Pardon
  • Where is the Bathroom? = Où se trouvent les toilettes?
  • What is your Name? (My Name Is) = Quel est votre nom? (Mon nom est)

Food & Drinks in Bordeaux

7 National dishes: Crêpe, Pot-au-feu, Macarons, Croissant, Coq Au Vin, Cassoulet & Bouillabaisse.

Tap Water: It's safe to drink tap water.

Drinking age: The minimum age for drinking in Bordeaux is 18.

Religion in Bordeaux

France is NOT considered as a religious country. According to the Gallup Poll in 2009 research, only 30% of the population thinks religion is important in their daily life. More info about this study can be found here. The religous adherents are Roman Catholic 83%-88%, Protestant 2%, Jewish 1%, Muslim 5%-10%, unaffiliated 4%. Read this article about the impact of religion on your travel plans.

Sex & Relationships in Bordeaux

Age of Consent: 15 years.

Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is legalized in France since 2013.

France scores a 8/10 on the 'Gay Travel Index'.

Other practical tips for Bordeaux

Timezone: UTC-10:00 to UTC+12:00

Driving: Right-hand traffic.

Power adapters and converters: 230 V (50 Hz), Plug C / E

Weather: Currently clear sky, with a temperature between 18 and 18°C (64.4 and 64.4°F)

Pollution (PM2.5 fine dust particles): 11.81 µg/m3
PM2.5 Fine dust particulates can be carried deep into the lungs where they can cause inflammation and a worsening of the condition of people with heart and lung diseases. The smaller the particles the deeper they travel into the lungs, with more potential for harm. Note that the World Health Organisation's guideline value is 20 µg/m3. So you have nothing to worry about when travelling to France.

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