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Le Caveau de la Huchette

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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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Very cool venue, very cool Jazz

Situated in a 14th Century Monastery used by Knights Templar and Freemasons but now a very atmospheric Jazz venue. Even if you don't like Jazz 15 Euros will buy you entrance to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Situated in a 14th Century Monastery used by Knights Templar and Freemasons but now a very atmospheric Jazz venue. Even if you don't like Jazz 15 Euros will buy you entrance to experience this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We had a great time at the cave dancing. Really fun swing music and dance floor. Be careful of the stairs when heading to the club.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

was in paris on a mother daughter birthday celebration and had researched this fantastic place online..........we were not disappointed...arrived 11pm and loved the cave and the wonderful 30's 40's big band music. full of locals that love to dance, and dance and dance, and do it well............all ages.........my daughter who was turning 30 had a great time.............it is truly a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This place goes way back. The top floor, where the bar is, was a used for trials during the French Revolution, while the bottom floor was used as a torture chamber. Also, it's been a jazz club for over 50 years and during that time has hosted some jazz greats, including Lionel Hampton and Claude Bolling. The night we were... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

What an incredible recommendation from a hotel concierge! We LOVED this place! A wonderful, cool cave setting with an awesome band and fabulous dancers to watch. Nicky and the Rhythm Dudes were rocking it! Apparently this is a local hangout and there were a dozen or so very talented dancers who are regulars, extremely entertaining. We met another couple from... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The music was great but I just wasn't feeling the cave like setting. We went on a Friday night and the crowd was very small.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Hotel Staff recommended it. So glad we went great band, great dancers and great beer. Great atmosphere in a unique building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We arrived here approx. 11.30pm on a Sunday evening, the mood was fantastic with the dance floor full and only standing room available! After around half an hour the room emptied slightly and we managed to get front row seats in the cellar for the live band. Whilst we were there two guys joined the band with their own instruments... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Really fun jazz bar in a cool cave setting. The band was great and there was a lot of dancing. I would really recommend this night out if you like live jazz.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I felt instantly comfortable here. The building has history and its almost palpable. Mixed age crowd where everyone danced and it's small enough that everyone gathers 'round the show. The band played swing tunes all night.

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Address: 5 rue de la Huchette, Paris, France
Phone Number: 01-43-26-65-05
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Odeon / Saint-Michel

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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.
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