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Le Caveau de la Huchette

#9 of 433 Nightlife in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Odeon / Saint-Michel
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Address: 5 rue de la Huchette, 75005 Paris, France
Phone Number:
+33 1 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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Garden Oasis in midst of Tourist Bustle

Most of the resturant is a garden decor under a skylight. It is charming, quiet, peaceful oasis. The menu is very varied and includes several Greek style dishes. The wait staff... read more

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Pueblo, Colorado
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Pueblo, Colorado
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Most of the resturant is a garden decor under a skylight. It is charming, quiet, peaceful oasis. The menu is very varied and includes several Greek style dishes. The wait staff were the friendliest and most helpful. Food tasted very fresh and was prepared to taste. The Pate de Campagne was excellent. Escargot was prepared in a garlic/basil oil that... More 

Thank DR186
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrive early. Seats are limited. Most of the floor space is reserved for dancing. The music has an infectious beat and the dancing couples are as much a part of the show as the musicians. We had such a good time on our first visit we went went back the next night.

Thank Robert M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Classic location, great opportunity to dance and have some wine if you arrive early, otherwise, you'll find yourself without a place to sit with your drinks, or hear the music.

Thank Christopher M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Great jazz place in the basement of an ancient building on the Left Bank just across the river from Notre Dame. I went there late at night and found an eclectic mix of young and older people dancing and having a great time as the band pumped out fun beats.

Thank Brendan K
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Great venue with a basement like Ali Baba cavern😉. Good jazz bands. Dancing area. Fairly mature/senior audience.

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Reviewed 23 February 2017

I spent five nights in Paris and spent three of them here. That's how much fun this place is. The music was good each night, but it's the experience that makes it so special. The cave is indeed cave-like. You descend narrow stairs to the room. Get there early if you want a seat. The drinks are pricey, but I... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

This place is cramped and inconvenient with the bar being upstairs and the band downstrairs and there is very little seating but the music is great and the atmosphere is like a really good house party. Great for people watching. We had a great time and would return on another visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This was one of our favorite things during our stay. it was authentic and some of the best music we have ever heard. I definitely recommend this.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

12 years or so ago my friend visited this place and this time having a visit in Paris we found this place still open which suggests that it is a place with history and many events up until now. It was amazing to listen the music and see professionals (and not only) to dance in this small yet amazingly cosy... More 

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Reviewed 30 December 2016

Good for Jazz lovers. Don't expect a fancy club. The club is in the basement, part of it still looks like a dungeon. Drew Davis band was good . If you want a drink, you have to go to the bar upstairs to get it. Little tricky coming down the back stairs with two drinks in your hands. The cover... More 

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