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Dive into the musical history of Paris' Jazz Age with a 3-hour walking tour that concludes with dinner and a jazz performance. Visit the iconic nightclubs, bars and neighborhoods of Les Halles, the Latin Quarter and St-Germain-des-Prés to see where Jazz Age artists spent their time. Stop at famous spots like Le Caveau de la Huchette and Les Deux Magots before ending with a 3-course dinner and concert of live jazz at Le Duc des Lombards. Group size is limited to 15 ensuring personalized attention from your guide.

Highlights

  • 4-hour walking tour of Paris' past and present jazz scene
  • Explore the vibrant neighborhoods of St-Germain-des-Prés, the Latin Quarter and Les Halles, where Paris' jazz culture thrives
  • Discover famous cafes, brasseries and venues such as Les Deux Magots and Le Caveau de la Huchette, Paris’ oldest jazz club
  • Hear stories of early 20th-century jazz greats such as Kenny Clarke and Bud Powell
  • Stop for a drink and soak up the atmosphere of a Latin Quarter cafe
  • Enjoy a 3-course dinner and live jazz concert at the famous Le Duc des Lombards jazz club
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Paris Walking Tour: Jazz Evening with Dinner and Concert

Take a jazz-themed walking tour in Paris

Begin your jazz tour of Paris in the  St-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood, where you'll meet your guide. This, along with the nearby districts of Les Halles and the Latin Quarter, was a center for jazz in Paris during the 1920s. Famous jazz musicians from within France and outside the country made frequent stops in this part of the city in underground clubs and bars.

Walk to two famous neighborhood cafes – Les Deux Magots and Café de Flore – as you hear stories of the history of jazz music in the French capital. These cafes are popular stops for tourists today, and during the Jazz Age were popular haunts for jazz musicians as well as writers, artists and other intellectuals. Stop to see where the underground Club St-Germain-des-Prés – a common stop for American and French jazz artists – once was. Learn how basement clubs like this one are what gave jazz fans the nickname of troglodytes, meaning 'cave-dwellers.'

Pause to see the hotel where jazz performers like Bud Powell and Kenny Clarke led jam sessions late into the night – and where Clarke's signature bebop drumming was perfected – in the 1920s and 1930s. Visit the club called La Chat Qui Pêche, where Powell's bebop piano was often heard.

See the site of the famous Le Tabou nightclub. In the early 1950s, this was the club where French musician Boris Vian helped bring American jazz musicians to the attention of the club's hip clientele. Take a break at a cafe in the Latin Quarter to hear more about the evolution of jazz in the city, from the folk music known as Chanson Française that was popular before World War I to jazz being introduced in 1919, when the shift in musical styles wasn't accepted by everyone.

Pay a visit to the oldest jazz club in the city, Le Caveau de la Huchette, before heading over the Seine on the Pont Neuf to the last stop on your tour – a jazz show and dinner at Le Duc des Lombards in Les Halles. It's one of the city's best-known jazz clubs, and you'll enjoy a 3-course dinner while you sit back and revel in the music of a 1.5-hour performance.

The menu for dinner varies; see a sample menu in the Itinerary section below.

Itinerary

Customer Reviews

Craig H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

My wife and I had a fantastic time on the tour. Laurent had a rich background of knowledge of all places we visited - he made St Germain come alive with jazz greats of the past. The club was fantastic - an intimate gathering of music lovers enjoying some outstanding New Orleans jazz. We will definitely go on this tour again.

Lester S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent show, great guide and outstanding evening in Paris. Perfect for jazz lovers and history buffs looking to understand World War I and II night life and entertainment. High quality dinner and bottle of wine, too.

Kitty L C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great food and excellent music.

Cynthia P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was just my husband and me and we had a great time with Laurent. He was very knowledgeable about the jazz and music history in Paris. He also pointed out other items of interest during our walk. The Jazz club we went to was packed, but we got right in and had a great table. The Jazz was outstanding and the food was good too! this was one of the highlights of our trip and would do it again.

Joel K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

We had a very terrific guide. Very personable and informative. We walked from our meeting place and he filled us in about the history of jazz in France and Paris. About the musicians and artists of the era. We walked to the jazz club, all the time he was telling us about the places and how jazz evolved in Paris. The jazz club was very nice, the musicians where terrific. The meal served was very delicious, and the wine was very tasty as well. The was a lovely and interesting tour.

davidsmuts

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This tour was excellent. Highly recommended for the jazz enthusiast

Chanelle Y D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This was by far our best tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgable. The dinner and Jazz concert were amazing. So glad we chose this tour. A must!!!!

jennylef

4 star rating: Recommended July 2016

Laurent was a very informative guide who led us around the Saint Germain des Pres area, showing us jazz clubs and filling us in on the history of jazz in Paris. The dinner and music at the Duc Des Lombards was fantastic! The Joscho Stephan Trio were great. I highly recommend this club, the attentive waiter, the great music. Really worthwhile evening.

labdiva

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

We enjoyed the tour and how much we learned. The jazz concert and dinner were fabulous!

Stephanie L

3 star rating: Worth doing August 2015

The tour was mediocre, but the jazz was awesome.

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