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Le Caveau de la Huchette

#6 of 404 Nightlife in Paris
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Odeon / Saint-Michel
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Address: 5 rue de la Huchette, 75005 Paris, France
Phone Number: 01-43-26-65-05
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

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 fabulous night out - highly recommend

If you want a great night out in Paris, then I can't recommend this place enough. Live band singing great songs, with local Parisians doing crazy dance moves! Quaint club with... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a great night out in Paris, then I can't recommend this place enough. Live band singing great songs, with local Parisians doing crazy dance moves! Quaint club with amazing atmosphere, laid back and so much fun - a true gem !

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Cambridge UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been there twice, 2014 & 2015, great fun! Five mins walk from Fontaine St. Michel, well worth the walk!

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A friend of mine recommended it so we ended up going there on a Friday night without knowing what we would see or hear and the entrance was 15€. We saw a swing show which was greatly amplified by the amazing boogie dancers that started coming out of the audience. An elderly couple specially was a sight to see. Such... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Prepare to go deep down through time. The Caveau is a jazz club where people listen to jazz (mostly before bebop was invented) and dance. It's obvious some people go there often and know each other, but they can set the pace for others. A very peculiar ambiance reminiscent of a time in history when jazz was not a music... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We came here eager to hear live music. The music was fun - sort of ragtime/honkytonk with some modern charts thrown in to the mix. But it's really a dance club. There were several dancers, they appeared to be regulars, who were fascinating to watch. The club charged €13 entry and no pressure to buy drinks. We did order beers... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

When in Paris in June we visited Le Caveau de la Huchette and were very surprised to not only see great pure jazz music but the audience provided great entertainment in the excellent jazz dancing. Age 8 to age 75 were represented...some professionals and great amateurs as well. What a special treat! I will go again!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

We went here on a Wednesday night - the place is beautiful in a well-worn kind of way, all stone walls, wooden benches, and low, vaulted ceilings. The jazz club/dance floor downstairs has a lot of nooks and crannies to sit with your drink while you watch the very skilled regulars do old-time swing dancing (joining in yourself if you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

The best night ever. Live, classic jazz in the basement of a centuries old building. With 70 years of being a jazz club and pictures of the greats that have performed there on the walls, it is guaranteed to please. The atmosphere is palpable, transports you to a better time. Fantastic evening!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

We arrived just before the band were due to start. Downstairs is literally a cave, making an intimate dance area. Suggest you get there earlier than we did, as the only space was behind a pillar! The music was great. Clearly there were regulars who took their dancing very seriously, which was a little off putting, but the music was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

We went there based on the reviews from TA and we were pleasantly surprised. The jazz band playing were an extremely talented father & son quartet (father, his brother, nephew and son). The place itself is in an old vaulted cellar, which gives it its flair. Highlight was watching the old Parisian dancing with whoever he could find - he... More 

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