Bal’tazar, 20 avenue Garibaldi (; [tel] 06-25-82-76-71) is a chic club where champagne is the tipple of choice and top-name DJs spin the decks; it’s open Friday and Saturday from 11pm. Bordello chic reigns at another popular venue, Le Cercle Jamaïque, 14 place de la République (; [tel] 03-80-73-52-19); it’s a bar and nightclub rolled into one, with jazz, rock, and Latin tunes until 4am. The barge Péniche Cancale, 14 avenue Jean Jaurès ([tel] 03-80-43-15-72), is open from Thursday to Sunday from 6pm to 2am and provides an intimate setting for music concerts.

Lined with classic paperbacks and original printing paraphernalia, L’Edito, 2 place Darcy (; [tel] 03-80-30-69-43) is an atmospheric place for a beer or a cocktail while Dr. Wine (see “Shopping”) has around 200 references on its wine menu.

The opera season (; [tel] 03-80-48-82-82)in Dijon stretches from October to May. Operas, dance recitals, and concerts are held in two venues: Grand Théâtre de Dijon, place du Théâtre (where you can pop along anytime Tues–Sat from 11am–6pm to buy tickets) and L’Auditorium, place Jean Bouhey (that opens just 1 hr. before each performance). You can also pick up tickets at FNAC on rue du Bourg.


Several cinemas show films in their original version including Eldorado, 21 rue Alfred de Musset ([tel] 03-80-66-51-89), and Devosge, 6 rue Devosge ([tel] 03-80-30-74-79).

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.