Entertainment

Cultural Centre in Marseille

La Friche La Belle de Mai

This former sugar-refining plant and subsequent tobacco factory is now a vibrant arts centre with a theatre, artists’ workshops, cinema, multimedia displays, skateboard ramps, electro and world-music parties et al. …
Cinema in Marseille

Videodrome 2

Fewer video shops would have gone the way of the dodo if they’d followed the lead of Videodrome 2. Part-DVD rental store, part-bistrot, part-tiny arthouse movie theatre; this is a true connoisseurs club for cinephil…
Live Music in Nice

Chez Wayne’s

One of a strip of raucous drinking holes on the edge of the old town, Wayne’s Place is a proper pub, through and through: plenty of beers on tap, a nightly roster of bands and big-screen sports action. Scruffy as it…
Dance in Arles

La Guinguette du Patio de Camargue

This lovely riverside bar and outdoor grill is a great spot for an evening drink, especially if you fancy catching a bit of authentic Roma music accompanied by some fresh sangria
Cinema in Avignon

Cinéma Utopia

Four-screen art-house cinema at cultural centre La Manutention; shows films in their original language.
Opera in Nice

Opéra de Nice

The vintage 1885 grande dame hosts operas, ballets and orchestral concerts.
Concert Venue in Marseille

Le Poste à Galène

Hidden away amongst the garages and graffiti-scrawled walls of a rather unassuming side street, Le Poste à Galène is a rough-and-ready gig venue where alternative rock reign supreme. It also hosts live reggae, soul,…
Live Music in Nice

Le Volume

This dynamic cafe, cultural centre and live-music venue is the place to tune into the current and emerging music scene. Live music and jam sessions most nights from 9pm.
Live Music in Marseille

Espace Julien

Rock, opérock, alternative theatre, reggae, hip-hop, Afro groove and other cutting-edge entertainment all appear on the bill. The website lists gigs.
Jazz in Marseille

Le Pelle Mêle

Jive to jazz or fill the busy pavement terrace. Live bands every evening at 7.30pm (except Tuesday), but drinks are pricey.