Evenings in Avignon begin in the hopping bars and pavement cafés around place des Corps-Saints (pictured above during the daytime). A favorite is La Princiere (at no. 23) which is a gelateria, but owner Camille serves drinks alongside 20 flavors of Provençal ice cream.

Avignon’s beautiful people frequent Les Ambassadeurs, 27 rue Bancasse (www.clublesambassadeurs.fr; tel. 04-90-86-31-55), an upscale dance club. For wine Le Bar à Vin, part of the Carré du Palais (www.carredupalais.fr; tel. 04-65-00-01-01) viticulture school that opened in 2017, is by far the best bet in town. Purchase a 20€ carte de dégustation (a credit card pre-loaded with wine credit), then pour one of 50 wines by the glass from an electronic kiosk. The stunning city center establishment hosts 700 other vintages, plus a wine-centric Bistrot that serves a 3-course lunch for 29€. The best place for live music is offbeat jazz bar AJMI, 4 rue des Escaliers Sainte-Anne (www.ajmi.fr; tel. 04-13-39-07-85), which stands for Jazz and Improvised Music Association.

Behind the Hôtel d’Europe, disco-bar L’Esclave, 12 rue du Limas (tel. 04-90-85-14-91), is a focal point of the city’s gay scene.

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