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Le Caveau de la Huchette

#114 of 1,110 things to do in Paris
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Odeon / Saint-Michel
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Address: 5 rue de la Huchette, Paris, France
Phone Number: 01-43-26-65-05
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Drinking, Nightlife
Description: This jazz bar wasn't always known for its smooth jazz acts: boogie-loving...
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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So much atmosphere

For authentic Jazz and Blues this is the place to go in Paris. Open every night there is always a live band. After you enter the Caveau de la Huchette you realise that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
31 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

For authentic Jazz and Blues this is the place to go in Paris. Open every night there is always a live band. After you enter the Caveau de la Huchette you realise that that you are going back in time. Down the twisted narrow stairway you eventually arrive in the cellar itself. It doesn't appear to have changed since the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This place was recommended by a friend. After three days in Paris, me and my partner decided to spend the evening in this jazz club. And it was an excellent choice, where ambience, music and the people gave a unique feeling for the bohemian spirit of Paris. This is now one of my favourite places in Paris. I will certainly... More 

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Miami, Florida
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Spent an evening at Le Caveau de la Huchette with a friend on a weekday night in early December. Many of the best stories of the trip came from our time here. Honestly I was expecting it to be more of a tourist trap but we ended up hanging out with some locals and having a great time. The two... More 

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Meudon, France
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

A great place to dance or just listen, tapping your feet and clapping your hands. Jazz arrived in Paris, post-World War II, HERE!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The Le Caveau de la Huchette jazz club is located in a "cave" on Rue de la Huchette in the 5th arrondissement in Paris. Lively and always packed with a great ambience it is a really fun club to spend a nice evening. Great live music, a dance floor and a happy atmosphere. Recommended!

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London
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Israel
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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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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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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Toronto
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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91 helpful votes 91 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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71 helpful votes 71 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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Odeon / Saint-Michel
As the bustling center of entertainment for the residents of the Rive Gauche, the activity at Odéon never stops. Boulevards are lined with traditional cafes, restaurants, and boutique cinemas. The streets surrounding the fountain at Saint-Michel provide eateries from around the world. Lively bars are just next door and the prototypical terraced French brasserie is on every corner. The setting for this area is second to none; the Haussmann-style boulevards are contrasted by monumental architecture and overshadowed by the iconic Notre Dame, all within a moment’s walk from the Seine. This neighborhood's world-famous bookshops, cafés, and streets will not fail to impress you.