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The best venues in Paris to listen to live jazz

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Au Duc des Lombards

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 4/4
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This venerable jazz spot goes from strength to strength, attracting a high class of performer and a savvy crowd. Check out the 'bon plans' section of

  1. 42 rue des Lombards, 1er
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New Morning

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 2/4
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Jazz fans crowd into this hip, no-frills joint to natter, drink and boogie to the consistently excellent live music. Low key it may be but it's still

  1. 7-9 rue des Petites Ecuries, 10e
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Caveau des Oubliettes

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 1/4
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  • Free

A foot-tapping frenzy echoes in this medieval dungeon, complete with instruments of torture, a guillotine and underground passages. Mondays are Pop

  1. 52 rue Galande, 5e
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Salle Pleyel

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 4/4
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Home to the Orchestre de Paris and Orchestre Philharmonique Radio France, the restored concert hall looks splendid. If the improved acoustics are

  1. 252 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 8e
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Le Sunset/Sunside

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 2/4
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A split-personality venue, with Sunset dealing in electric groups and Sunside hosting acoustic performances. Their renown pulls in big jazz names.

  1. 60 rue des Lombards, 1er
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Le Baiser Salé

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4

The 'Salty Kiss' divides its time between passing chanson merchants, world artists and jazzmen of every stripe, from trad to fusion.

  1. 58 rue des Lombards, 1er
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Caveau de la Huchette

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
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This medieval cellar has been a mainstay for over 60 years. Jazz shows are followed by early-hours performances in a swing, rock, soul or disco vein.

  1. 5 rue de la Huchette, 5e
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Cité de la Musique

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 3/4

This Villette museum/concert complex welcomes prestigious names from all over the globe, and also does a fine line in contemporary classical,

  1. 221 avenue Jean Jaurès, 19e
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Jazz Club Etoile

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 3/4

A couple of steps off the Champs-Elysées, this jazz club got its current name after a face-lift in 2009, though it hasn’t moved – it’s still

  1. 81 boulevard Gouvion-Saint-Cyr, 17e
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Ateliers de Charonne

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 2/4
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  • Free

This spanking new jazz club is the place to see the rising stars of gypsy jazz (jazz manouche). If you want to grab a good spot near the front of the

  1. 21 rue de Charonne, 11e
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Jazzcartoon

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 3/4

After 18 years of good and faithful service at the Petit Journal Montparnasse, jazz nut and restaurateur Philippe Fèvre decided to open his own

  1. 138 rue de Montmartre, 2e
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Café Universel

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 2/4
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Café Universel’s owner Azou has an eye for spotting talent, with musicians playing every night in his unpretentious jazz café. Amongst the array

  1. 267 rue Saint-Jacques, 5e
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Caveau des Légendes

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4

Walking down rue Jacob is like stepping back in time. Filled with discreet luxury hotels and charming old-fashioned bookshops, this little historic

  1. 22 rue Jacob, 6e
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Le Petit Journal Montparnasse

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4

A two-level jazz brasserie with New Orleans sound, big bands, Latin and soul-gospel.

  1. 113 rue du Commandant René Mouchotte, 14e
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Autour de Midi-Minuit

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4

The Tuesday night boeuf (jam session) is always free, as are many other concerts - some by big names like Laurent Epstein, Yoni Zelnik and Bruno

  1. 11 rue Lepic, 18e
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Le Marfil

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 4/4

Located just off the grand avenues in the beautiful streets of the Triangle d’Or near the Arc de Triomphe, Le Marfil is a sophisticated restaurant

  1. 4 rue Auguste Vacquerie, 16e
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Les Disquaires

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 1/4
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In its newly-renovated, shiny red interior, Les Disquaires’s little stage directly faces the dancefloor and the decks, and temporary exhibitions by

  1. 6 rue des Taillandiers, 11e
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Onze Bar

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 1/4
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A little boho bar that’s just the way we like them, Le Onze seethes with people day and night. Very hip and popular right now, its been done up in

  1. 83 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 11e
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Café Babel

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 1/4
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From the minute you step in the door of Café Babel, you feel like you’ve crossed the threshold of a Miró or a Matisse dreamscape, an artistic

  1. 109 boulevard de Ménilmontant, 11e
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Les Trois Arts

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 1/4
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Had enough of cocktail bars that are too cool by half? Here’s a real local bar that’s buzzing with things to do and has a rustic country style.

  1. 21 rue des Rigoles, 20e
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Chez Adel

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 1/4

Patron Adel is probably the most renowned chanson café owner in Paris, and this fine den of kitsch attracts countless devotees with its repertoire

  1. 10 rue de la Grange aux Belles, 10e
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Mama Kin

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 1/4
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Opened near the Canal de l’Ourcq, Mama Kin jumped right in, offering a full programme of live music and DJ nights since its launch in May 2011.

  1. 13 rue de Thionville, 19e
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Le Kibélé

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 1/4

Stashed away below a Turkish restaurant, this little basement is a landmark for new talent and small groups from far-flung places as they pass

  1. 12 rue de l'Echiquier, 10e
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L'Angora

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 3/4

This newcomer is small compared to the barns of places that have cropped up along the streets of Bastille. Happily, its careful renovation did well

  1. 3 boulevard Richard Lenoir, 3e
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Péniche Antipode

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 1/4
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In 2002, the Abricadabra theatre company transformed this boat moored on the Canal de l’Ourcq into a floating café, with shows for youngsters

  1. Face au 55 Quai de la Seine, 19e
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Le Blue Note

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 3/4
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  • Free

The name might lead you to expect a real old-school jazz cub, but this bar-club, open evenings from Friday to Sunday, offers an exclusively Brazilian

  1. 13 rue Feutrier, 18e
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Saraaba

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 1/4

Wandering around the Goutte d’Or area gives you the chance to explore the diversity of African cultures living side by side in épiceries and

  1. 19 rue de la Goutte d'Or, 18e
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Le Réservoir - Mary De Vivo

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 2/4
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Le Reservoir restaurant, bar and club in Paris is found in the city's nightlife quarter between Nation and Bastille and find it you should. This

  1. 16 rue de la Forge Royale, 11e
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La Fusée

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 2/4
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Good bars are hard to find in this corner of Beaubourg, but Le Fusée attracts plenty of young people with its warm atmosphere, charming little

  1. 168 rue Saint-Martin, 3e
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Z'indems Café

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 1/4
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Perched at the top of rue de Bagnolet, Z’indems Café is a little gem, a neighbourhood bar that is boho chic and the real deal. With plenty of

  1. 144 rue de Bagnolet, 20e
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Sentier des Halles

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4

It takes a lot of imagination and creativity to transform a little, disused basement into a cabaret club for music and comedy. But as the team behind

  1. 50 rue d'Aboukir, 2e
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Charlie Birdy – Boétie

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4

Not a reference to Charlie Parker, but to Winston Churchill’s parrot. A stone’s throw from the Champs-Elysées, this enormous pub is a cross

  1. 124 Rue de la Boétie, 75008
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Les Combustibles

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

This is one of Time Out's 100 best bars in Paris. Click here to see the full list. Beneath the impressive arcades of Avenue Daumesnil, Les

  1. 14 rue Abel, 12e
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Les Pères Populaires

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 1/4
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This is one of Time Out's 100 best bars in Paris. Click here to see the full list. Ever get nostalgic for 70s youth hostel decor? Look no further

  1. 46 rue de Buzenval, 20e
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Le Baroc'

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 1/4

Le Baroc’ is chic and cheap. As the name suggests, this café-concert and restaurant is decorated with voluptuous swirls of baroque red: plush

  1. 36 rue Sambre et Meuse, 10e
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Charlie Birdy - Commerce

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4

Not a reference to Charlie Parker, but to Winston Churchill’s parrot. This enormous pub is a cross between a New York loft and a colonial

  1. 1 place Etienne Pernet, 15e
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