There are plenty of nightspots to choose from in Avignon, most in the area of the place de l’Horloge or the place Pie. For an upscale wine bar, try the Caves Breysse on rue des Teinturiers, or join the younger crowd at Pub Z on rue Bonneterie. You can also get dressed up and spend all night on the dance floor at Le Bokao’s on St-Lazare or at Les Ambassadeurs on rue Bancasse.

For live music, the AJMI (Association for Improvisational Jazz Music) Jazz Club on rue Escalier-Ste-Anne hosts live jazz every week, including some major acts. More live music can be found at Le Bistroquest on Ile de la Berthelasse, the Red Zone on rue Carnot, and La Tache d’Encre. At the fun, popular Piano Bar Le Blue, on rue Carnot, the atmosphere is a bit more low-key and the guests are a bit more dressed up. Entertainment ranges from live rock and jazz bands to karaoke.

For up-to-date information, check the tourist offices and hotels for Rendez-Vous , a free bi-monthly calendar, or Cesar , a free music magazine.