Bordeaux were knocked out of the Coupe de la Ligue third round after going down 3-1 at Ligue 1 rivals St Etienne.
Bordeaux have reached the most finals of any side in the competition's 17-year history, winning it three times and finishing runners-up on three other occasions, but their participation in this year's event has come to an early end.
Benoit Tremoulinas put through his own net to give St Etienne the lead after just three minutes, but the same player levelled the scores six minutes later.
However, St Etienne were back in front through Bakary Sako in the 16th minute and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's 56th-minute strike sealed the win for the hosts, who also beat Bordeaux 2-1 on the opening day of the league season.
Ligue 1 pacesetters Montpellier squeezed past second division strugglers Amiens on penalties after their match finished 2-2 at the end of normal time.
Amiens led 2-0 at half-time through Loic Puyo and a Benjamin Gavanon sport-kick but Montpellier hit back after the break through goals from John Utaka and Olivier Giroud and, after extra-time failed to separate the sides, the hosts prevailed 4-3 in the penalty shoot-out.
In the other games, Nice - without a league win so far this season - bounced back from an early deficit to defeat Toulouse 2-1, Sedan downed Nantes 2-0 in a battle between two Ligue 2 sides and second division Le Mans edged out top flight Ajaccio 1-0.
Also, Caen and Dijon both recorded 3-2 home wins over Brest and Valenciennes, respectively.