La Brasserie Bordelaise is a relaxed, highstandard restaurant serving regional dishes, including roast lamb and fish in a wine sauce. It’s on a corner near Place de la Bourse; three courses for about €40 ($64). For fine dining in a refined environment try La Grande Maison, run by the multi-Michelin star chef Joel Robuchon; five courses that look too beautiful to eat start at about €135 (for dinner). More: brasseriebordelaise.fr; lagrandemaison-bordeaux.com.
Bordeaux 2CV offers hour-long rides in a 2CV from €70 for two persons. Chateau Pape Clement has free tours that can be booked with Bordeaux Tourisme, along with city day passes (€23) offering access to attractions, guided tours and public transport. More: bordeaux2cvtour.com; bernard-magrez.com.
Mama Shelter is part of a popular and stylish accommodation chain with properties across France. Rooms (doubles from €69) are comfortable, featuring trendy lilac walls and modern art. The restaurant has a breezy atmosphere; two courses start at a reasonable €19. More: mamashelter.com.
Bordeaux’s latest hip hotel, Yndo, is a short walk from the main attractions and close to Piscine Judaique. There are 12 minimalist yet lavish guestrooms (doubles from €200) at this family-run hideaway in an elegant 19th-century building. There’s a sunlit courtyard where drinks are served. More: yndohotelbordeaux.fr/en. • au.rendezvousenfrance.com • fr.bordeaux-tourisme.com