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The most visible nighttime venue is the Casino Barrière de La Baule, 24 esplanade de Lucien Barrière (tel. 02-40-11-48-28). Some areas are stylish, but it can't compete with the glamour of Deauville. Entrance to the slot machine area is open daily 9pm to 4am. The casino has a bistro that serves lunch and dinner daily, as well as a sports bar.

Le Théâtre, 10 av. Pavie (tel. 02-40-60-41-00), is the biggest, splashiest disco in town, noteworthy for the phallic-looking pillar rising from the big dance floor. It's close to the casino, in the heart of La Baule's resort neighborhood. From June to September it's open nightly from 11pm to 4am. The rest of the year, it's open only Thursday to Sunday (same hours).

A stroll down avenue du Général-de-Gaulle or avenue Maréchale-de-Lattre-de-Tassigny will uncover any number of interesting bars and pubs. Newcomers feel welcome at Le Bax, 12 av. de Pavie (tel. 02-40-60-90-00), a cozy environment that survives despite the seasonal clientele, and Le Sailor, 305 av. Maréchale-de-Lattre-de-Tassigny (tel. 02-40-60-24-49).

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.