Saint-Germain-des-Prés jazz festival
Various venues around Saint-Germain, May 15-25 2014
Saint-Germain is the perfect place to celebrate Paris's jazz scene, as the artists' quarter is the historic centre of the city's jazz age. This annual festival brings concerts to exclusive venues – in the past, musicians have strummed, boogied, scatted and sung the blues everywhere from theatres to canal boats to cultural centres – and the streets, with plenty of free open air gigs. New talents are encouraged, and there are always side exhibits like photography or, in 2012, an exhibition on 'Jazz and Chocolate'.
We've listed our pick of this year's lineup below. For more information and tickets, click here.