Cheap hotels in Center: St. P. Meriadeck, Bordeaux
Place Gambetta in St. Pierre Meriadeck is considered the center of Bordeaux. The area includes Ste. Catherine, the pedestrianized shopping street, the Musée des Beaux-Arts and parts of the five-mile long riverfront esplanade. The entire area is easily accessible by the city's state-of-the-art tram system.