In the warm weather, the arena hosts many events, including open-air concerts and theater. The Office de Tourisme has a complete listing.
If you like hanging out with the locals any time from 7am to midnight, head to the famous Café Le Napoleon, 46 bd. Victor-Hugo (tel. 04-66-67-20-23). O’Flaherty’s, 26 bd. Amiral-Courbet (tel. 04-66-67-22-63), apart from British beer (seven on tap), serves up great Irish, country, and bluegrass music on Thursdays.
Sexy, hip Le First Club, 28 rue Jean-Reboul (tel. 06-37-12-31-63), is hands-down the best for dancing and attracts a crowd of youthful dance-aholics. A little less flashy, but great fun, Lulu Club, 10 impasse de la Curaterie (www.lulu-club.com; tel. 04-66-36-28-20), is the gay and lesbian stronghold in Nîmes with a straight following as well. It’s open Friday and Saturday. A youth-oriented contender is Le Club Kafé Fashion-CKF, 20 rue de l’Etoile (tel. 04-66-21-59-22), open Thursday to Saturday at 11pm, it rocks ‘n’ rolls to music from L.A. to London.
Streets to explore on virtually any night of the week include place de la Maison Carrée and boulevard Victor-Hugo. For nightlife try rue Fresque, rue Saint-Antoine, and rue de l’Etoile.
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