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Le Caveau de la Huchette

Address: 5 rue de la Huchette, Paris, France
Phone Number: 01-43-26-65-05
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Ranked #9 of 308 Nightlife in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Jazz Bars, Clubs
Activities: Drinking, Nightlife
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This jazz bar wasn't always known for its smooth jazz acts: boogie-loving GIs frequented its cool, smoky interiors during World War II.

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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This is not your usual jazz club if you are thinking of Ronnie Scott, 606 or Bulls head in London. This place has a dance floor in the middle of the room ! Obviously so people can dance. For music venues, the music is what matters most. When I was there, the band was brilliant. But like most jazz clubs,... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I have been frequenting this place for years.. Always charmed by the character and the spirit of this unique caveau where old timers come to get together and dance lindy-hop, be-bop and other dances of the swing and be-bop era. Full of charm and rhythm.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Do not miss seeing this place. Best dance club I've ever been too. Great music and great fun. We were in Paris for 7 days and went back twice to see two different bands. My favorite stop

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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
7 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This place is really one of a kind. If you can make it down the treacherous, winding staircase to the lowest level you will find an amazing cave full of dancing and live music. It really is amazing -- worth the cover to get in -- for the experience. These kinds of places would never exist in Canada and are... More

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Stanstead Abbotts, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
22 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

If you like your jazz ultra trad then don't miss this time warp! It feels like you have travelled back to the 1950s, with couples dancing and traditional old fashioned jazz music. The building is amazing, with winding stone staircases and stone carvings. You do have to pay an entrance fee and the beer isn't particularly good - drink cocktails... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Description of place is everything as already mentioned on this site - small, small, small. Small bar upstairs and then down in the cellar is a minute dance floor (more than 6 couples and it is full) with seating around. The seating appears to be authentic revolutionary (i.e. 18th Century!) and the whole place has a feel of tatty rather... More

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London, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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84 attraction reviews
399 helpful votes 399 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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