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How to find an apartment in Bordeaux that counts more or less 160 000 tenants? Whatever your lifestyle, there are rental apartments for everyone on Studapart!

 

Your next home may be in Bordeaux!

 

Bordeaux, a city victim of its own success

 

Bordeaux has nearly 265,000 inhabitants, over an area of ​​49.36 km2. It is the ninth largest municipality in France. Center of the Aquitaine region and the Gironde department. It belongs to the South West of France. Founded around the 3rd century BC, it was first baptized Burdigala. The city is crossed by the Garonne. Recognized for being the capital of wine in the world, but also of business tourism for the organization of international congresses, its historic center is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

It has many tourist sites to see such as the Girondins monuments, the Grand Théâtre, the Pont de Pierre or the Saint-André Cathedral but also the Pey Berland Tower.

The Place de la Bourse being the most touristic place, it is a must!

Museums such as the Aquitaine Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Decorative Arts, the Casa de Goya, the Jean Moulin Center contribute to the cultural richness of the city.

Many green spaces such as the public garden of Bordeaux, the botanical garden but also the floral park will be perfect for your walks. 

Bordeaux has an attractive living environment. On the real estate side, the city is a victim of its own success. After increased demand and rising prices, the Bordeaux real estate market is stabilizing somewhat. With soon 260,000 inhabitants, against 215,000 in 1999, the total population testifies to the overall dynamism of the city.

 

Hard to find an apartment in Bordeaux due to a shortage of housing available for rent

 

They say there is a shortage when there are more applications than offers for housing. In Bordeaux, there are few offers of rental apartments. For this reason, start looking for your apartment way before your stay.

As in nearly 80% of cities in France, the demand for housing exceeds the supply at Bordeaux : there is a great need. As in nearly 60% of cities in France, Bordeaux suffers a very strong or even extreme shortage of housing: there are at least twice as many requests as offers.

There are approximately 5 applications for 1 offer in Bordeaux.

 

You’re moving to Bordeaux? Rent your apartment quickly with Studapart!

 

Renting is THE ideal solution when moving to a new city. Whether it is an individual accommodation or a shared apartment, it is an opportunity to take the time to discover your new life without committing to the long term. Whatever your situation, there is always an ideal property to put your suitcases on Studapart!

The different apartments available are classified according to their attribute: T1, T2, T3, T4... Which tells us the number of rooms apart from the kitchen and the bathroom. For example: T1 = one room + kitchen + bathroom, T2 = two rooms + kitchen + bathroom, etc...

Before you start looking, you have to take stock of your needs, in order to define the type of accommodation you want to rent, but also its geographical location and nearby amenities.

  • In Bordeaux, T1 rentals represent 18% rental offers

  • 25% furnished apartments in Bordeaux for rent are T2 apartments

 

What style of apartment will I be able to find in Bordeaux ? 

 

Bordeaux is known for its mixed architecture.

  • 90% accommodation in Bordeaux are old dwellings

  • In Bordeaux, we count 10% of modern constructions

 

How much residents of Bordeaux pay rent on average? 

 

The price of a rental per m² at Bordeaux is on average 16€/m².

However, several criteria must be taken into account to estimate the amount of rent for a property: its surface area, its category, its geographical location, whether it is furnished or not... If, for example, you opt for a furnished T2 in Bordeaux, it will be, on average 650€/month. 

 

I want to rent an apartment in Bordeaux, what should I pay attention to? 

 

The first important criterion for renting an apartment is its location. To make your choice, take into account your habits and your daily movements, in order to facilitate them as much as possible and to be sure to feel at home in Bordeaux.

 

The Golden Triangle, the most prestigious district

 

The Golden Triangle was formed in the 18th century around the Notre-Dame church. This district was born thanks to the architect Chalifour in 1790. It is the most prestigious district of Bordeaux. It is considered the most beautiful area of ​​the city. It is bounded by the Cours de l'Intendance, the Allées de Tourny and the Cours George Clémenceau.

The district has many squares: Place des Grands Hommes, Place Gambetta, Place de Tourny and Place de la Comédie. It concentrates beautiful architecture, historical monuments and works of art. The Grand Théâtre which houses the Opéra National de Bordeaux is the work of Victor Louis, a famous architect. It is a very lively sector, very lively thanks to the Great Men market. The Golden Triangle gives access to the assets of the other surrounding districts such as the lively evenings of Place de la Victoire, the calm of the Esplanade des Quinconces and other places to discover. The golden triangle is also very well served by public transport.

Living in this district has a fairly high cost, indeed it is one of the most popular districts of Bordeaux but also one of the most expensive!

 

The Saint-Pierre district, the cradle of Bordeaux

 

The district is considered the cradle of Bordeaux, it is one of the oldest districts of the city. Its existence dates back to the 12th century.

Place Saint-Pierre corresponds to the location of the old entrance to the inner port, which will give its name to the district. Porte Cailhau is an emblematic place in the district, 35 meters high and built in the 15th century. The Place de la Bourse, a huge work of art, is reflected in its water mirror. The district offers its inhabitants a rich cultural life. 

Don't miss the Saint-Pierre church built during the 16th century. It also has several schools (nursery, primary, middle and high school), perfect for families. Dynamic district, ideal for going out and enjoying life in Bordeaux. Saint-Pierre is very much alive. It is near the quays of the Garonne. Rue Saint-Rémi is a place where a multitude of restaurants reside. Calm reigns in the neighborhood thanks to its many pedestrian streets and reduced car traffic. But the district remains very well served by public transport but also by bike! The prices are quite high due to the attractiveness of the neighborhood. 

 

The rental lease: what is it?

 

During your search, you will systematically see the mention furnished/unfurnished on the rental advertisements. This corresponds to the type of lease (rental contract) that you will sign if you choose this or that property. We must take into account the differences of each before making a choice.

 

A furnished lease contract:

  • Is established for a minimum of 1 year (9 months if you are a student).

  • Gives you a minimum of 3 months notice if the owner asks you to leave.

  • Gives you a minimum of 1 month notice if you choose to leave.

  • Requires a maximum of 2 months' rent in advance when signing the contract.

 

An unfurnished lease contract:

  • Is established for a minimum of 3 years.

  • Gives you a minimum of 6 months notice if the owner asks you to leave.

  • Gives you a minimum of 3 months notice if you choose to leave.

  • Implies a maximum of 1 month's rent in advance at the signing of the contract.

 

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