After the July festivals, the Arles nightlife seems almost non-existent.
A few steps from the Place du Forum, in the picturesque Calade street, a bar opened its doors this summer. Outside of the Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation, bass sounds ring. “In early summer, the municipality granted the foundation a temporary drinking license which allows us to organize dance evenings only on weekends, until September 19,” says André Pfanner, a member of the board of Directors and Treasurer of the Foundation. This is the only example of this type in town, and every weekend, you have to elbow your way to the bar. André Pfanner welcomes the mayor’s decision, but calls for expanding it to other places. “I think the nightlife offer in Arles is not yet sufficient. There is a real need for more places. Arles is a sleeping beauty to be waken up for the benefit of residents and tourists! “Behind him, Sylvie, in her fifties, takes care of the bar. She adds: “For people our age who neither want to party the night away in a club, nor go to be at 9 pm, there is nothing to do!”
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