Post

  • There are dozens of post offices all over the city, flagged with a yellow or brown sign reading ‘La Poste.’
  • Handy branches include those on place Gambetta in Saint-Seurin and place Projet in Saint-Pierre.
  • La Poste (www.laposte.fr) also has banking, finance and bill-paying functions, meaning long queues. Use an automatic machine to buy postage stamps instead.
  • Count €0.80 for a postcard or regular 20g letter to elsewhere within France, €1.20 to the UK, Switzerland and EU countries, and €1.30 to Australia, Canada and the US.