Entertainment covers the whole gambit of genres, starting with classical opera and theatre in the city's historic theatre on place de la Comédie and extending to hybrid venues hosting a mixed bag of fringe art events and soirées. For zoning reasons, many late-night club and dance venues are northeast of Gare St-Jean along the river, on quai de la Paludate.

What's On

Get up on the month's cultural events, concerts and happenings with Sortir (http://sortirabordeaux.fr), Bordeaux Les Sorties (www.bordeaux.sortir.eu) and Clubs & Concerts (www.clubsetconcerts.com), freebie listings mags available at the tourist office.