Le Caveau de la Huchette

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Le Caveau de la Huchette
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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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Neighbourhood: 5th Arr. - Panthéon
How to get there
  • St-Michel – Notre-Dame • 2 min walk
  • Saint-Michel – Notre-Dame • 2 min walk
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helenb1975
Scunthorpe, UK228 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Firstly, this is not my kind of thing but being as we were there celebrating a birthday it was what the majority wanted to do. Having said this, if you like quaint little clubs and jazz music you will love it. Only small downstairs so queue ready for opening time, 9pm if you want a seat. Cost 14 euros to get in and a pint of beer was 11 euros. The bar is on entry and the live bands downstairs in the cavern. Professional jazz dancers made it better
Written 24 June 2022
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Phill147
Sydney821 contributions
Jun 2022
I went on Saturday night to see the legendary "Francios Laudet's Swing Band"
This a great "little' club, full of history and one I suggest you arrive early to get a seat if you want to watch the band ,the club is essentially a dance venue and they do their best to keep that tradition alive... I just wised they put the Air-conditioning on as it was Pari's hottest night on record
Written 19 June 2022
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ScooterM52
Wayland, MA148 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Stephane Seva crooned jazz classics in baritone in front of piano, upright bass, and drums. A few “seasoned” gents lead willing younger ladies to, and on, the dance floor until “Under My Skin” opened the dancing flood gates. Everyone had a good time, though the benches were not comfortable, the sight lines were challenging, and the bar a narrow flight of stairs away. Chic or glitzy it ain’t, nor will the stars come out nightly. One the other hand, no stars, no over-packed house. Just good music in an unusual venue.
Written 15 May 2022
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Elisabetta
Naples, Italy16 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
If you are in Paris you absolutely have to go there! There’s an incredible atmosphere. You will listen to the live music, will see all around people dancing and when you’ll try to have a dance it will be really funny. Enjoy!
Written 4 November 2021
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Uchi-mama
Chicago, IL162 contributions
Dec 2019
I've been to La Huchette on a number of occasions and never failed to have a great time. The bar upstairs has cozy seating for those who want cocktails and conversation. Down stairs the music is swinging and the Lindy Hop is the dance of the day. You can sit in bleacher like seating and enjoy the spectacle or join in regardless of skills.

Always live music, it's some of the best talent in Paris and ranges from Jazz Standards to Rock N Roll, all of it infectiously danceable. The club also offers coat check and be sure to pick up a souvenier CD from the band on the stand.

Although the cocktails are strong and the wine selection French (meaning excellent, including champagne by the glass, they keep the best stuff at home!) don't get too lit or when negotiating the archaic back stairs to the loo you may need help!

Rumored to have been the site of secret Templar meetings, this building is from medieval times, adding to the ambiance. Don't miss at least one night here!
Written 1 April 2020
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bananafishfever
Florida525 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Is this a bit of a tourist trap with a steep 13 euro cover charge? Possibly yes. It was still one of our best evenings out and we closed the place down. Our sweet waiter tried to steer us towards less touristy jazz clubs, but options were limited on a Sunday evening and it was close to our hotel. It’s in a cool cave like setting, featuring some local dance pros and a crowd of tourists come to watch them. Tip: it gets very crowded around the dance floor downstairs, but walk around to the left and walk past the elevated seating area , there is another seating area behind it accessible through the left. You can still see the dancers and I think people didn’t realize it was there! There’s also a shortcut to the bathroom and bar from this little area, it was like our own VIP lounge until the crowd thinned out and we moved down. The tall bartender was entertaining and chatty.
Written 17 February 2020
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Pno2ner
15 contributions
Jan 2020
We went here on our first night. The bartender greeted us with humor and made good drinks. The cave downstairs where the music was is very cool. Jazz standards with a swing and the dancers that come here were the best part. I think these must be regulars who just come to exercise their Lindy Hop dancing chops. So much fun.
Written 8 February 2020
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tolarjev
Austin, TX86 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
The swing band that we saw Monday night was highly entertaining. Top notch musicians. A few dancers, local regulars I’d guess, were wonderful. Dancers of lesser talents had space & if I’d had a dance partner and any ability I’d have been on the dance floor. We arrived at 9:15, got good seats, and the band started at 9:40 or 9:45.
Written 28 November 2019
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SPAGIRLWestSussex
East Preston, UK113 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
This looked an interesting place as we walked past on way out to dinner so came back to visit after eating. €13 entrance fee. Bar area has TV screen showing music. We assumed that as the stairs were roped off that downstairs was either closed or full. Chose cocktails which were not too badly priced.
After a while we asked the barman if downstairs was closed he told us the alternative way down. Would never have known this if we had not asked.
Downstairs is a Mediaeval cellar.
Not much seating so get there early.
Amazing Olivier Franc band playing. We were enthralled.
Don't miss the alternative exit through the seating. It passes a back seating room and winds back upstairs through narrow tunnel like passage and stairs.
Loved the evening a highlight of our visit to Paris.
Can understand this can get really busy especially weekends but we were lucky it was a Monday night.
A must visit for music lovers.
Written 20 November 2019
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Greg W
80 contributions
Oct 2019
We stumbled on this place in the Latin Quarter just steps from Notre Dam. Scenes from LaLa Land were filmed here but I can't tell which ones. It's a fun swing dance place where people of all ages can have a good time and not worry about a sleezy atmosphere. Down in the basement it's a small place so get there early if you want a seat. The night we were there the band was excellent with locals jumping in too. Really fun place!
Written 6 November 2019
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