Chambery has lots of pubs/bars, often Irish/English-themed. Drinks are often expensive in bars (at least 5€/pint) but cheap in supermarkets.
The clubs (Opera and Cocktail) are expensive (10€ entry, often 8€ per drink), and both play music best described as "cheesy dance crap". Slightly more enjoyable are RDC (dance) and Corsaire (salsa night on Wednesdays, to which many Erasmus students went). No clubs play rock/reggae/hip-hop etc, and concerts are very rare in Chambery.
Chambery has a few cinemas, mostly playing independent films rather than commercial ones.
The university arranged several coach-trips to neighbouring towns and regions such as Lyon, Turin and the Alps for skiing; these were usually interesting, and good value (although trains were good value too; see www.voyages-sncf.com).
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