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“jazz club”(30 reviews)
“jazz lovers”(4 reviews)
“boogie woogie”(3 reviews)
This jazz bar wasn't always known for its smooth jazz acts: boogie-loving GIs frequented its cool, smoky interiors during World War II.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
5 rue de la Huchette | Le Club De Jazz Du Film La La Land, 75005 Paris, France
Odéon / Saint-Michel
+33 1 43 26 65 05
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 November 2002

What a delightful place!! We stumbled across it, heard the music at sidewalk level pouring out of some lousy speakers and thought we'd give it a try! The bartender is unique and delightful, the crowd interesting and the caves underneath, fascinating....GO!

12  Thank audreyport2001
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 14 November 2010

I went to Le Caveau with my husband and 2 friends for some dancing and fun. I suggest you ask to look downstairs before you pay, and see how crowded and hot it is first. You cannot see the caveau from the front door, where...More

11  Thank mzmdtinc
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Had a great night out here the day of the presidential election. Really atmospheric downstairs dance floor which reminded me of London's 100 club, but a lot smaller and much more intimate. The dancers were really friendly and easy to mix with. The band, Megaswing,...More

1  Thank jssharman
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

The place was packed. Totally. And the music was great. It seems the local middle aged swing dancers are in charge though? They really do dominate the space. Sure they are good... but not so much space left for everyone else. It’s not too loud,...More

1  Thank Cameron P
Reviewed 31 December 2017

It is three months later, and my husband and I still cannot stop talking about how much fun we had here! In my mind, it is an absolute must if you are looking for a night out in Paris. Music is the great unifier, so...More

Thank Lindsay S
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

What a night. This place was jumping with an enthusiastic crowd dancing in tight spaces to jazz, blues and a bit of gospel. The venue is a must for music lovers, set underground in cave like building that dates back to 1500s. Walls upstairs are...More

1  Thank ShaneABurke
Reviewed 20 November 2017

I love jazz and so when I was looking for somewhere to go out in Paris on a recent trip, and saw the ratings on this place I was of course enthralled. We arrived on the earlier side, maybe 9ish and initially were excited because...More

Thank Leah K
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Get there early as the place is huge but the cave is always full as it is small. Make sure you buy your drink first and then go down to the cave to listen to the music. If you are unable to get down there,...More

Thank Nancy O
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

It is unbelivable how amazing is this place, you go downstairs in a real cave and there is a perfect jazz! There is no service, you have to go to the bar and buy what you want, It! is small but it is not a...More

Thank Lelabartels
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This is a must stop each time we visit Paris. There are some tourists here, but for the most part you are among real Parisians having a great time on a regular Saturday night. The music is fantastic, and you won't believe how good some...More

1  Thank Lindnuck1
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Went out to hear some music in Paris! First off the bar tender teased my french and drink choice and dragged it out. There was a steep cover for a jam blues night. Price of drinks were high after that with limited choices. Blues night...More

2  Thank Lexy L
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

I came here alone after a tip from a friend and I was not disappointed. The bar man was cheeky and welcoming (although a pint of Heineken was €11!) and the band were incredible. The singer was witty and had everybody up dancing in no...More

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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
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3 November 2018|
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Response from TravelinDSS | Reviewed this property |
When I was there the main act finished around 1:30 and they closed up by 2 or 2:30. This was a Tuesday I think, though.
Michael T
10 June 2018|
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Response from hansumstranga | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe that there is an age limit once children are not drinking alcohol.
4 March 2018|
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Response from ShaneABurke | Reviewed this property |
First in, best dressed. Always packed but worth it. I have found it easier to get a table upstairs when band is playing downstairs. But it is not guaranteed.
gabe b
23 December 2017|
Response from 459andersm | Reviewed this property |
Google it on there homepage.
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21 April 2017|
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Response from SkibumSweden | Reviewed this property |
Usually you can just go straight in.
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