Drinking & Nightlife

Prime drinking areas are the medieval Bouffay quarter; rue Leon Blum; rue Olivettes heading towards the river; and the rejuvenated riverbanks of Île de Nantes. The latter buzzes with atmosphere after dark when the 18 metal rings of Anneaux de Buren – a contemporary art installation by French artist Daniel Buren – plot out the water's edge in a rainbow of dazzling colour.