Atlantic Coast entertainment

Top Choice Theatre in Nantes

Le Lieu Unique

Within the one-time LU biscuit factory (crowned by an iconic angel-sculpted, domed tower, which you can ascend for €2), this industrial-chic lieu unique (unique place) is a cutting-edge venue for dance, theatre, art…
Arts Centre in Saint-Seurin & Fondaudège

La Grande Poste

Admire the art-deco domed ceiling and original octagonal windows of this former post office, telephone and telegraph centre where Bordelais once queued to send messages via electrical signals. Closed in the 1970s, i…
Concert Venue in Bordeaux

Bordeaux Métropole Arena

Up to 11,300 spectators can fit in Bordeaux's sparkling new arena, a curvaceous white 'pebble' designed by French architect Rudy Ricciotti, 5km south of the city centre on the Rive Droite (Right Bank) of the Garonne…
Live Music in Bordeaux

La Guinguette Chez Alriq

For summertime music on the Rive Droite, there is no finer spot than this seasonal guinguette (open-air dance hall), with a couple of bars, casual food and live music covering everything from jazz and swing, to pop …
Concert Venue in La Rochelle

La Sirène

La Rochelle's premier concert venue and nightclub, 10km west of the Vieux Port, blasts out everything from hip hop, funk and metal to world music, punk, jazz and good old French chanson. Consult the monthly program …
Live Music in Saint-Pierre, Saint-Paul & the Triangle d'Or

Le Fiacre

A longstanding veteran of 20-odd years on the drinking and music scene, Le Fiacre continues to pull in the crowds with its live rock concerts and fantastic DJ sets. Expect live gigs most weeks on Thursday to Saturda…
Live Music in Bordeaux

Le Bistrot du Caillou

Catch live jazz, blues and world music at this garden-styled cafe-bistro, next to the Botanical Gardens on the Rive Droite (Right Bank). Kudos for its surreal architecture: a curvaceous concrete bunker resembling an…
Live Music in Nantes


This café concert is just that – a cosy and eclectic space for lounging over drinks and live jazz, soul, funk and electro from around 9pm. On Tuesday evenings mingle with local music geeks over vintage vinyls for sa…
Live Music in Saint-Michel & Capucins-Victoire

Rock School Barbey

Catch live bands at Rock School Barbey, funky host to a stream of up-and-coming French and international indie bands. Admission prices vary depending on the gig. And yes, this happening space really is a rock school…
Theatre in Saint-Pierre, Saint-Paul & the Triangle d'Or

Grand Théâtre

Designed by Victor Louis (of Chartres Cathedral fame), this grand 18th-century theatre stages operas, ballets and concerts of orchestral and chamber music.