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Le Caveau de la Huchette

5 rue de la Huchette, Paris, France
01-43-26-65-05
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Ranked #9 of 286 Nightlife in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Jazz Bars
Activities: Drinking, Nightlife
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Traveler Description: Le Caveau de la Huchette is a Jazzclub in the middle of the Quartier Latin. (Rue de la Huchette).  The pub can be devided in two sections: a... more »
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Got in the club at around 11.30pm and it was heaving. A live band was playing and the dance floor was packed. We managed to find a small spot and had a couple of dances. After going upstairs for a drink we went back down and soaked up the atmosphere. The band took a break at about half past midnight... More

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Oakville, Ontario
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181 reviews 181 reviews
84 attraction reviews
380 helpful votes 380 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We have visited this place three times and it just gets better and better. They feature some of the best bands for swing and jitterbug in France and the UK. In fact many of the bands seem to be be English. There is a cover charge and the drinks are not cheap but the experience of listening to music in... More

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Holon, Israel
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The location & the atmosphere is very nice. There are many great lonely dancers, who surely passed their 70s, 80s & probably they severed the Army in World War I :-) They pick up young beautiful teens to dance with; it is so nice… The Jazz band who came to play were much younger... from War World II at least.... More

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Burlington, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Le Caveau was a time machine for me as memories of my Cavern days in Liverpool of the late 50s and early 60s flooded back (The Cavern was originally a jazz club). It was a wonderful experience and a really entertaining Brit Swing Band played the night I visited. The entrance fee was about 13 Euro, I think, and well... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Nice feeling in this underground club which seems to be dedicated to traditional jazz. People of all ages meeting, dancing and having a good time in this place. 15 euro entrance fee and quite expensive beer, but you will have a good time, especially if you're looking for dancing! If you don't, you can just sit back, enjoying the show... More

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Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We came to dance, not really knowing the history behind this place. As avid swing dancers, we found the club online and only knew that they had jazz music every night, so we showed up and stepped back in time! Cover charge is 13-15 euro/person depending on the night of the week. The dance floor is very small compared to... More

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uk/usa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Visited as a group of 4 girls mid to late 20s, music as mentioned is more swing than jazz, we liked the band anyway so fine by us! Lots of professional looking dancers who were great to watch. If you are a lady you will probably be asked to dance- go for it! I was a bit shy and have... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Just go. Part of the charm for you might be that you've never been there, and if you don't expect a whole lot, maybe you'll be bowled over. Maybe you read all the five-star reviews, and you ruin it for yourself with high expectations. But honestly our second night was better than our first. And we loved our first. But... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Excellent music and ancient ambiance. A must go every time I am in Paris. Wonder dancing into the wee hours.

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Waalwijk, Netherlands
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

No, the audience, dancing, swining, dressed up for the occasion where attractive as well. We've vistided a preformance of the ensemble "Mega Swing" a Quartet+ Basse, Drums, Piano and Saxophone (tenor)+ saxophone (tenor), occasionally a trombone and conga's (percussion). They've played nice early mainstream-jazz-standards such as Perdido, In a mellow tone, fly me to the moon, blue skies but also... More

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