It's party time in all languages in the courtyard of the Panacée!
This Friday night, like every night from Wednesday to Saturday, the Contemporary Cultural Centre opens its doors to revellers. Foreign students, young entrepreneurs, young couples and families go there to taste the 'patatas bravas' that have made the place popular since they introduced it a while ago.
"This is one of the great places in Montpellier”, says Sami, who’s made it his ‘headquarters’, “In summer, in the courtyard, under the trees, there’s a laid-back atmosphere, you get the impression of being away from the crowds of the town centre, when they’re all just a few steps away... and in winter, we can keep cosy under the big wooden framework of the café…”
The Panacée is no exception: Montpellier is full of places to party. It’s certainly true that, with some 70,000 students and with one inhabitant in two being under 30 years old, the capital of Hérault is a decidedly young city.
And when the bars close their doors at 1am (2am in summer) the fiesta continues in the nightclubs; one simply hops onto the Amigo, the free bus that takes revellers to the dance floors of the city centre, or to the Espace Latipolia in Raymond-Dugrand Avenue, Lattes.