Given their popularity among sociable, knowingly trendy young people, it’s no surprise the areas around Canal Saint-Martin, Ourcq and Villette have become a great place for cutting-edge new music venues to thrive. Concert halls and smaller gig spaces are now dotted all along the Canaux Saint-Martin and de l’Ourcq, with a large concentration of venues now based around the ‘Cité de la Musique’ at the Parc de la Villette. See below for our pick of the best.
Concert venues in Canal Saint-Martin, Ourcq and Villette
These trendy canal-side quartiers have become a hub for Parisian music-lovers of all persuasions
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 worth looking out for the occasional A-lister - the likes of Spike Lee and Prince have been known to grace the New Morning with their presence as have Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Miles Davis. Even when there's no star draw things rarely laps into MOR territory, New Morning plows a rather more specialised groove...