Take a walk down rue de Bras, rue St-Pierre, and rue Vaugueux to size up the action. Au Verre Dit Vin, quai Vendeuvre (www.auverreditvincaen.fr; tel. 02-31-91-38-03), is a cozy wine bar that offers good food along with a piano bar on Thursdays and live music on Fridays and Saturdays. For offbeat international gigs, head to Le Cargö, 9 cours Caffarelli, Port de Caen (www.lecargo.fr; tel. 02-31-86-79-31).

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