To get things started, walk to place St-André, place aux Herbes, or place de Gordes. On a good night, these squares overflow with young people, and the energy level builds in anticipation of an explosion of dancing and partying. Join fun-loving crowds of European students at Le Couche Tard, 1 rue Palais (tel. 04-76-44-18-79), the London Pub, 11 rue Brochene (tel. 04-76-44-41-90), and Le Bukana, 1 Quai Créqui (tel. 04-76-46-41-04).

Le Vieux Manoir, 52 rue Saint-Laurent (tel. 04-76-42-00-68), is often smelly and always packed. Attuned to cutting-edge music from such centers as London and Los Angeles, guests expect a mix of hip-hop, R&B, soul, and techno, but are prepared for anything.

The town’s most animated LGBTQ disco is Le Georges V, 124 cours Berriat (tel. 06-62-06-16-23), which is open Wednesday from 9pm, Thursday to Sunday from 11:30pm (free before 1am; closing times vary).

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