This chic, understated B&B is next to a leafy park in a quiet part of Bordeaux. Gildas lives on-site with his wife and is genuinely friendly; he’ll tell you all about the house and area and give you a bottle of his family’s claret to try – you can visit their vineyard too.
Breakfast is a la carte and includes fruit, cheese, avocado toast, organic yoghurt and granola, plus eggs however you like them and pastries, bread and jams. Stay in and relax in the sitting area in your room, or the ground floor living area which has a bar and courtyard garden.
You’re minutes from dozens of good restaurants and the trendy Chartrons quarter, as well as the main town centre for art museums and the river. Rent bikes to explore, take a picnic to the park, ask Gildas about dinners using seasonal produce from the market.