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Once warm weather hits, all sorts of activities take place at the arena, including concerts and theater under the stars. The Office de Tourisme has a complete listing, and tickets are available at the Nîmes branch of FNAC, La Coupoule des Halles, 22 bd. Gambetta (tel. 08-25-02-00-20), a multimedia chain store that sells books, CDs, DVDs, electronics, and concert tickets. Tickets for cultural events such as symphonic or chamber-music concerts, theater, and opera performances are sold through Le Théâtre de Nîmes, 1 place de la Calade (tel. 04-66-36-65-10; www.theatredenimes.com).

Streets to explore on virtually any night of the week include place d'Assas and place de la Maison Carrée. A popular spot is the Zinc Cafe, 13 rue de l'Agau (tel. 09-53-96-94-50), formerly the Haddock Café, which now attracts a youngish crowd on the hunt for late-night tapas and some live music.

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.