Internet Access

  • Wi-fi (pronounced ‘wee-fee’ in French) is available at the airport, practically every hotel and at dozens of cafes, restaurants, museums and the tourist office.
  • Free public wi-fi hot spots are available all over the city, including along the left-bank riverside quays and most squares in downtown Bordeaux: select the 'Wifi Bordeaux' network and plug in your name, address and email to connect.
  • Bordeaux tourist office rents out pocket-sized mobile wi-fi devices that you carry around with you, ensuring a fast wi-fi connection while roaming the city.
  • Alternatively, rent a mobile wi-fi device online before leaving home and arrange for it to be delivered by post to your hotel in France through HipPocketWifi (http://hippocketwifi.com), Travel WiFi (http://travel-wifi.com) or My Webspot (http://my-webspot.com).
  • Co-working cafes such as La Bicoque in Saint-Pierre are appearing like mushrooms after the rain in digital-savvy Bordeaux. Expect to pay between €4 and €5 an hour, including hot and cold drinks and snacks.