Language of the Congress

The official language for the EEC 2022 will be English.

Even though at the majority of the hotels, shops and restaurants English is spoken, we include a few basic French words and sentences that can be useful during your stay in Bordeaux.

  • Hello / Bonjour
  • Good evening / Bonsoir
  • Good night / Bonne nuit
  • How are you? / Comment allez-vous ?
  • I am fine / Je vais bien
  • Thank you / Merci
  • Please / S’il vous plait
  • How much is it? / Combien ça coute ?
  • Would you like to go for a dinner? / Souhaitez-vous aller diner ?
  • Where is this place? / Où est cet endroit ?
  • Have a nice trip! / Bon voyage !


December is usually one of the coldest months of the year for Bordeaux but in South of France temperature varies with seasons and are between 3° and 10° in december.

Currency and Banking

Euros are the official currency in the France. International credit cards are accepted for payment in hotels, restaurants and shops. Paying by cash in Euro is also possible.


France uses a 230V/50 Hz system. Sockets are the standard European type (two-prong round pin plugs with a hole for a male grounding pin are standard). To use electric appliances from your country you may need a special voltage converter with an adapter plug. More information at here.

Time Zone

France is on Central European Time – In winter Central European Time (CET), UTC +1
In summer Central European Summer Time (CEST), UTC +2