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Le Caveau de la Huchette

#8 of 382 Nightlife 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
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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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Swing dancing Meets DC Hand Dancing

I must say .... after a private wine taking and dinner we were ready for some dancing... and Dancing is what we got when we hit the door. The music was just right ... It was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A small group of us, looking forward to the evening, paid 15 € each. When we got down to the cellar it was full, no room to sit or even stand, there was no place to go, we were blocking the view of others who were sitting. We were not advised of the situation at the front desk, who, when... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I must say .... after a private wine taking and dinner we were ready for some dancing... and Dancing is what we got when we hit the door. The music was just right ... It was a good party.... I must say if you like to Hand Dance or Bop... this is the Club for you.... Live music and they... More 

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Drøbak, Norway
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168 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Entered with low expectations to this jazzclub and the place is not modern and fresh, but the atmosphere is very special and authentic. The music was live, very good and encouraging for dancing all the way. Impressed! Worth doing for a historic experience. Time has stood still since it opened in 1946. Recommendable for all couples that like to dance... More 

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Leeds
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

This is a one-off place! As the name suggests, the music is in the basement of a very, ramshackle old building. When we were there it was quite traditional jazz but the amazing thing about this club was the almost professional group of dancers who clearly came regularly to make the show for the evening. It was fun to watch,... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

My fiance and I visited Le caveau last winter. After a hearty meal we ambled along the strets of st germaine and stumbled on this cave. Armed with a bottel of house red we neatled into a corner of the cabe and spent the next two hours listening to jazz and swing music and watch the entourage of dancers. A... More 

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Staines, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

We had such a great time here. There is a bar upstairs with an excellent cocktail list and range of beers, wines and spirits. Prices not too bad. Downstairs is where it's at though! A wonderful cavern with live jazz, jiving and a fab atmosphere. It's busy, with a small dancefloor but that's what jiving is all about! You can... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Doesn't look too good from the outside but wow what an experience! Best thing we have ever done in Paris. Feet are still tapping! Some pretty good restaurants in the area too.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The music was absolutely Great Jazz ... almost Speak Easy Style ... there is the main large bar upstairs where you pay the cover and walk in ..downstairs is the jam...

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This jazz club is situated in nightlife central Paris, just south of Notre Dame. If you don’t like it, there are many alternative venues within 50 metres. The 15 Euro entrance charge was steep and 8 Euros per beer. Downstairs in the underground vault there was a really good atmosphere – with a 6-piece Irish jazz band. A fair size... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Stunning evening ! Lovely jazz and real Parisians dancing to the songs they love !! What a lovely lovely evening. Cant wait to go back. My feet are still tapping ! Definitely worth a visit ! Al Copley and band !

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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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