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Le Caveau de la Huchette

#8 of 394 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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Great, atmospheric jazz/dance club

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

A old and very famous Jazz club in the Latin Quarter of Paris. It's a small venue underground in a cave like basement. Features Live bands and a swinging dance floor. The bands are tight and the dancing energetic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Great music in such a unique place. This is a small venue and a great night spot to visit while in Paris!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by the Caveau on a whim and was not disappointed. The swing band was very good (Ellen Birath Band) the place was full and the dance floor was crowded. Great ambiance and sound.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

A wonderful place, steeped in history. The club is a quirky, left bank Mecca for jazz-fans. Stand near to the dance floor to join in with the well-practiced swing dancing being enjoyed by the locals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

We went on a whim and were very positively surprised! Wonderful old cellar with limestone walls and pillars. Some of the furniture is obviously from a church - no bench can be that uncomfortable without a previous history as a church pew, he he. The atmosphere is right where it should be: small, intimate, laid back and very... authentic. Wonderful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

Music starts about 10 in the basement and it was all practiced swing dancers to boogie woogie, jazzy great live music. Price was 15 Euro to gain entry and a wine with a tall beer was another 18 euro. Small venue with limited 'front row' seating so arrive about 9:15-9:30. If you are along the dance floor, expect to be... More 

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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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