Paris Jazz Clubs Walking Tour

3 Place Saint-Germain des Prés, 75006 Paris, France (0)
from/per person 180.00
  • Paris
  • Groups allowed
  • Tour guides
  • Walking tour

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Enjoy the languorous rhythm of jazz music on the occasion of an evening in Paris

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Live and feel the Jazz in the hearth of the City of Light

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Paris Jazz Clubs Walking Tour Highlights

On this 3-hours combined program you’ll start out with a walking tour and learn the history of jazz in Paris and of Paris jazz clubs.

  • Live and feel the Jazz in the heart of Paris
  • Enjoy a 1-hour walking tour through Paris as you learn about the jazz scene
  • Visit neighborhood clubs that played important roles in the development of Parisian jazz culture
  • Finish your tour with dinner, wine, and a live concert at Le Duc des Lombards

Paris Jazz Clubs Walking Tour Description Summary

The first stops are at 2 nearby cafés, Les Deux Magots and Café de Flore, which formed the epicenter for writers, intellectuals, and musicians. Jazz thrived in this open-minded circle of people.
Farther along you’ll see the former location of Club Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Because performances were held in the cellars of the clubs, jazz fans became known as troglodytes, or cave dwellers. Learn more about Paris jazz clubs of this area.

Paris Jazz Clubs Walking Tour Detailed Description

See the hotel where Kenny Clarke and Bud Powell held late-night jam sessions after their gigs. Kenny Clarke’s bebop drum work changed the rhythm of jazz and allowed for greater exploration of the music.
Stop near the site of the former Tabou club, where French writer, singer, songwriter, musician, and jazz promoter Boris Vian performed in 1947. Vian was instrumental in introducing American jazz greats to the in-crowd of Paris.

Stopping near Pont Neuf, your guide will tell you about the jazz scene in Montmartre. The area, which once teemed with nightclubs, saw the development of the French chanson in the pre-WWI period. When jazz arrived in 1919, there was a clash between the traditionalists who admired the French chanson and those who preferred the new jazz style.
You’ll continue into the 5th arrondissement to the Caveau de la Huchette, the oldest jazz club in Paris. Bebop jazz pianist Bud Powell played in the now-defunct Chat qui Pêche, a club that stood across the street from the Caveau. In the vicinity are 2 other historic clubs that still feature jazz. Trumpeter and jazz singer Chet Baker and blues singer Memphis Slim performed here.

Enjoy the music!

Paris jazz clubs Walking Tour Walking Tour comes with dinner and wine, at the famous Paris Jazz Club “Le Duc des Lombards”. Please advise us if you have any special food diet.

What’s included

  • Walking tour
  • Guide
  • Adult with dinner: dinner with wine or beer or soft drink and live concert admission
  • Adult without dinner: a glass of champagne and live concert admission

What’s not included

  • Transportation
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Tips

  • Place Saint-Germain des Prés, 75006 Paris, France
  • Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before tour departure
  • The voucher is not an entrance ticket, you have to collect it at the meeting point

  • Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

Know before you go:

  • Please indicate if you have any food allergies


  • 3 hours


City and country of tour: Paris, France