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Housed in an atmospheric vaulted cellar, Latin bar-restaurant La Salsa Pelpa, 1 rue Marceau (tel. 03-80-73-20-72), offers a lively night out. The barge Péniche Cancale, 14 av. Jean Jaurès (www.penichecancale.com; tel. 03-80-43-15-72), is open Wednesday to Saturday 7pm to 2am and provides an intimate setting for an eclectic program of music concerts. It also has a seafood restaurant on board.

Café-gallery Alchimia, 13–15 rue Auguste Comte (tel. 03-80-46-10-42; Tues–Sat 5:30pm–2am), is a hip spot to enjoy a cocktail or craft beer surrounded by contemporary artworks; they also have bands playing occasionally. Also in the antiques district, Chez Bruno, 80 rue J-J Rousseau (tel. 03-80-66-12-33; Tues–Sat 6–11pm), is a popular wine bar with around 850 labels on the menu.

The opera season (www.opera-dijon.fr; 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, pl. Jean Bouhey (that opens just 1 hr. before each performance). Although it’s a good idea to buy tickets in advance online.

Several cinemas show films in their original version including Eldorado, 21 rue Alfred de Musset (https://cinemaeldorado.wordpress.com; tel. 03-80-66-51-89), and Devosge, 6 rue Devosge (www.cinedevosge.fr; 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.