Wake to a simple but splendid breakfast in the inviting salon: fresh breads and pastries; stewed fruits; coffee, hot chocolate and teas. Brigitte’s attention to detail runs throughout this excellent city-centre haven.
Bedrooms are named after historic writers. Montesquieu is the largest, Mauriac the lightest, and Montaigne the cosiest. Each has its own small patio and there’s a decked terrace too, bright with hydrangeas and camellias.
This stylish oasis in wine-soaked Bordeaux stands 150m from the river where the merchants once traded; the Quai de Bacalan is lined with their houses. A 20-minute stroll brings you to the most interactive wine museum in the world, the Cité du Vin, while CAPC, the Museum of Contemporary Art, is ten minutes away. Cafes, bars and boutiques abound.