Not to be missed is a Saturday-morning cookery class (two hours, €76 including tasting) to learn how to make canelés at the École du Canelé inside this Bordeaux-chic pastry shop. The mini sandcastle-shaped canelé, the city's most famous cake, is baked in a copper mould, has a moist centre and caramelised crust, and is flavoured with a dash of vanilla and rum.

Classes, unusually, also include savoury canelés (which you then eat as lunch). Reserve in advance via L'Atelier des Chefs (www.atelierdeschefs.fr).

If you're not in the market for a cooking class, Café Baillardran is a sweet spot between shops for indulging in a café gourmand (€5.70), aka an espresso or white coffee with a sweet macaron, nougatine stick and signature canelé on the side.