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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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A Dance and Music Lover's Mecca

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Delray Beach, Florida

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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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Atlanta, Georgia
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

When I the Latin quarter, don't miss this gem! The cave has been going strong since 1946 when U.S. Soldiers introduced jazz and and jitter bugging!!! Some greats have played through here. There is a 13 euro cover, but it well worth it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

For jazz and blues lovers, please be aware that it is not about jazz every night. It is an eclectic stage, but in a very interesting "cavern" used at least since the French Revolution.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This historical institute exists, probably in the same manor, for a long time. Jazz music played by different well known musicians with a dance floor that was relay a lively place all night, gives this place a taste last century's 40-50's days.you can get a drink from the bar at the entrance level and then climb down to the caves... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Before you pay the entrance fee (about EUR15) have someone from your group go downstairs and see if there is a place for you. The place may be fully packed and they don't tell you that at the entrance. The potential of the place, with caves downstairs, is ruined by the management greed for money. As jazz lovers, it is... More 

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Address: 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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