I just came back from a mini trip to Bordeaux, which i always wanted to visit, and well, what an inspiring city! So many cool cafés & shops to discover, amazing bike rides along the quays, and awesome people to meet. Bordeaux, i'll definitely be back!
If you love photography & books, go to L'ascenseur végétal, 20 rue Bouquière
To buy your lover some flowers go to Amour de Fleurs, 40 rue Sainte Colombe
For some cool vintage shopping, try the Backstage Vintage Store, 14 rue Maucoudinat
If you're looking for the best tea in town, don't miss Tamatebako, 32 rue Saint James