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Le Caveau des Oubliettes - CLOSED

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Great music, lovely atmosphere

Firstly you need to be a blues/jazz fan, be patient and not suffer from claustrophobia. And... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2017
via mobile
The guillotine is gone

I go here every trip to Paris. The venue down in the cave is always crowded, but the music's great... read more

Reviewed February 27, 2017
Sonoma County, CA
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average1%
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  • Terrible4%
Mar 5, 2017
“Great music, lovely atmosphere”
Mar 4, 2017
“ Overcrowded and expensive.”
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52 rue Galande, 75005 Paris, France
Odeon / Saint-Michel
+33 1 46 34 23 09
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Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

Firstly you need to be a blues/jazz fan, be patient and not suffer from claustrophobia. And understand that the drink prices make up for no cover charge. Things kick off about 10 downstairs. It is crowded but there is a turnover of customers so catch...More

2  Thank jj_bernard
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

Came hive to listen to jazz. We showed up around 10:30 - the downstairs was packed to the point that you couldn't see the band. We went into side room to listen and grab a beer which turned out to be 11 eur. Music was...More

1  Thank sgorelik
Reviewed February 27, 2017

I go here every trip to Paris. The venue down in the cave is always crowded, but the music's great. Unfortunately, the portable guillotine is gone.

Thank jarnold49
Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

A friend recommended this place for a night out of music and I wasn't disappointed. It looked a little dodgy from the outside looking in but don't let that stop you from stepping in and heading down a floor to enjoy the music! It was...More

Thank Canadian99
Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

Visited as a couple and this was a gem of a place. Cavern downstairs opened at 10 and we were treated to top class Jazz experience - crowded place but not uncomfortably so. Well worth a visit...

Thank Juande74
Reviewed January 20, 2017

We visited twice during our long weekend, and both evenings were excellent. Saturday was fairly traditional jazz and Sunday was more rock/jam sessions. We've not had such late nights in a long time! Free entry and slightly above average price for (good quality) beer and...More

Thank Ann E
Reviewed October 14, 2016

There are several really wonderful caveaux (caves or cellars) for live music in Paris and it makes a great Parisian style night out to visit these. I always visit my favourite, Autour de Midi, in Montmartre but this time also went to a great blues...More

2  Thank dave w
Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Heard about this place so checked it out on a Friday night. A real dive bar vibe on the ground level but later on the back doors open up to reveal the live music cellar with a full bar. I think it is usually free...More

2  Thank Baron V
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Sunday night having read reviews in a few articles. Really busy but people made room and invited us over to sit. Fantastic blues musicians and great atmosphere. We'll be back.

Thank Law125
Reviewed July 17, 2016

I had a nice experience the with my wife. The band was top quality and the service also very good. They could have a better equipment and a cleaner toilet, but its a nice place anyway.

Thank Danilo A
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Odeon / Saint-Michel
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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
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