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In the old town, you’ll find bars, cafes, pubs, and (in warmer months) street dances, fairs, and even carnivals. A calmer alternative is an evening of theater or dance at the Théâtre d’Annecy, 1 rue Jean-Jaurès (www.bonlieu-annecy.com; tel. 04-50-33-44-00); tickets cost 18€ to 50€.

If a long day has left you thirsty, try the traditional Irish pub Le Captain Pub, 11 rue Pont-Morens (www.captain-pub.fr; tel. 04-11-88-99-80), with hearty ales on tap. Le Vieux Necy, 3 rue Filaterie (tel. 04-50-45-01-57), attracts a younger, more boisterous crowd.

The best piano bar in town is Le Duo, 104 av. de Genève (tel. 04-50-57-01-46). It’s ideal for quiet conversation. For the most elegant evening on the town, head to the Casino de l’Impérial, Allée de l'Impérial (tel. 04-50-09-30-00), part of the Belle Epoque–style Impérial Palace hotel on a peninsula jutting into Lac d’Annecy. Entrance to the gaming rooms is free; you must present a passport. The casino is open Sunday to Thursday noon to 2am, and Friday and Saturday noon to 4am.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.