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In Bordeaux city centre there is a wide range of hotels to choose from, anything from cheap and cheerful to luxurious, with June being the busiest month due to various festivals and so if you haven't booked ahead you should still find a room without too much trouble.

In the pedestrian centre is the Hôtel de la Presse, at 6 8 rue Porte Dijeaux (05 56 48 53 88) a family run affair that has recently renovated rooms with large beds from €55 70. The Hôtel de la Tour Intendence at 14 16 rue de la Vieille Tour (05 56 81 46 27) is just off place Gambetta and has comfortable en suite rooms from €40 55, with the option to use their garage. At the cheaper end of the scale you could try the Hôtel de la Boétie at 4 rue de la Boétie (05 56 81 76 68) with very central rooms for under €30. Slightly further out of the centre is the Dauphin at 82 rue du Palais Gallien (05 56 52 24 62) with high ceilinged rooms from €30 40.

Everywhere you go in Bordeaux there are restaurants, some better than others but most serving up fresh fish from the Atlantic. Place du Parlement and place St Pierre have some good options for most culinary preferences and the rue Ste Catherine has sandwich bars towards the southern end if you are just looking for a snack. Le Bistrot d'Édouart at 16 place du Parlement does three course regional menus for €11 and the usual brasserie fodder and it has a great location, with a terrace in the summer. There is a great choice of interesting and well cooked seasonal food on offer at Didier Gélineau, 26 rue du Pas St Georges (05 56 52 84 25), with lobster and pigeon featuring on €20 45 menus in elegant surroundings. On the quai des Chartrons in the summer you will find stalls selling seafood such as prawns and shrimps. Place Gambetta has two nice cafés, the trendy Café Regent and the cheaper Café Dijeaux near the city gate. Place de la Victoire is the place to go for studenty bars, some with live music, but all of them lively.