As night approaches, most of the student population heads to the Old Town. Young Nancéiens start their night with a drink at Le Pinocchio, 9 pl. Saint Epvre (tel. 03-83-35-55-95); its terrace facing the Saint Epyre church is the best place to enjoy a pint or glass of chilled wine in summer.

Nancy’s most popular dance club is Les Caves, 9 pl. Stanislas (; tel. 03-83-35-24-14), where a techno crowd flails around in a chrome-and-metallic space. It’s open Wednesday noon to 4am and Thursday to Saturday noon to 5am.

Work up a more casual sweat at LNVRS, 1 ter, rue du Général-Hoche (; tel. 06-43-19-76-87). Formerly known as L’Envers, this self-proclaimed “rockothèque” has two underground rooms, one usually playing rock, the other techno or hip hop. It’s open Thursday 11pm to 4am and Friday and Saturday 11pm to 5am. Entrance varies from 3€ to 15€ and if you come before 1am on Saturdays, the cover charged is waived.


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