Sights

While the neighbourhood is not packed with blockbuster sights, its neighbourhood churches exude a certain romantic charm and architectural appeal. Busy main square place de la Victoire, with its evocative contemporary sculptures and unsung ethnographic museum in the old medicine faculty of Bordeaux's prestigious university, is worth some time.

Sleeping

Accommodation options are limited. There are several cheap one- and two-star hotels around the train station area and the city's primary hostel is a short walk away.

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Eating

Being the market 'hood that it is, eating options abound. There are several enticing traditional French bistros around the Capucins covered food market, and international quick eats – bagels, kebabs, Japanese, Thai, Indian, Sri Lankan, Moroccan, Vietnamese – jostle for attention along the southern end of pedestrian rue Ste-Catherine and in front of Basilique St-Michel on place Canteloup. Gourmets note: rue Porte de la Monnaie is the city's self-proclaimed 'rue gourmande'.

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Drinking & Nightlife

Traditional cafes cluster around the market on place des Capucins. For a more tranquil moment with serene church view, grab a pew at a cafe terrace on pretty place Pierre Renaudel. Quai de Paludate, immediately south of Ste-Croix, is the night-owl hot spot for edgy late-opening bars, cocktails clubs and nightclubs.

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Shopping

Market shopping is hot in this 'hood. Fresh produce fills the city's premier covered food market in Capucins, while Saint-Michel cooks up a bounty of antique galleries and flea markets. Tacky fashion boutiques, shops selling cheap cosmetics and tattoo and piercing parlours can be found on the southern end of pedestrian shopping strip rue Ste-Catherine.

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