Jazz Café Montparnasse
The Jazz Café Montparnasse, located on the legendary Left Bank, only a stone’s throw from Montparnasse Tower, is a mythical jazz venue in Paris with over 30 years of history. Over the decades, it has welcomed the most famous jazz players in the world. The venue offers a convivial and cosy ambiance, where good live music as well as fine food lovers are happy to meet, mingle and relax. Recently, the place has been completely renovated bringing stylish and comfortable furniture into the mix, along with a luminous conservatory, and outside terrace perfect for the warmer months. The violinist Aurore Voilqué schedules three-hour long concerts at 9pm, and the ultimate selling point of the place is that the concerts are free.
38 RIV Jazz Club
Mon Coeur Belleville
Who’s to say that you have to enjoy jazz music indoors when you can listen to it on a boat? This authentic peniche built in 1925, offers tapas-styled delicacies such as tacos, guacamole and chorizo for bargain prices while putting on an energetic jazz show. Situated on the Quai de l’Hôtel de ville of the Seine, with incredible views of Notre Dame, listening to a two-piece jazz band while sipping Champagne and watching the boats go by is a great way to spend a few hours. They often host parties and have an outside bar on the terrace open from May to October. Nearly 200 people can dine at the makeshift tables of the terrace and in the main room of the barge itself, making it one of the most unusual and lively venues to enjoy jazz in the whole of Paris.