The Bordeaux tram is awesome. We bought a weekly pass yesterday and spent the day riding the different lines. The pass was 10 Euros each and gives us unlimited travel on the trams and buses for 7 days.
First stop was the biggest Auchen in the city. Auchen is a giant supermarket, but with clothes and electronics and housewares as well. No decent kettles there, so after lunch at Flunch, we went across to Boulanger, which is the store where we bought our first digital camera 7 years ago. Ta da, found the perfect kettle. Travel-sized. Boils 500 mls. And features a voltage switch! Success!