Dining out in this eatery-packed part of Bordeaux can be an enriching experience. Among the many touristy restaurants peppering Saint-Pierre's pedestrian web of streets, ample top-notch bistros and restaurants serving traditional and modern French fare stand out. Alfresco terraces on stone-paved rue des Faussets (off place St-Pierre) and rue de la Devise are particularly idyllic on warm summer evenings.

Choose from Thai, Japanese, Indian and other world-food quick-eats on rue St-Rémi and, in St-Paul, south of Cours d'Alsace et Lorraine on trendy place Fernand Lafargue.