Paris, France, has a worldwide reputation of being one of the top cities in the world to experience lively art and culture. However, Paris is not only for the sophisticated art enthusiasts, fashionistas, and food critics. The city also has a lot to offer for music lovers who love to spend an evening listening to the best artists and performers that the local music scene has to offer. Here is a list of top venues for live music performances while in the city of love and lights.
Classical Music in Saint Chapelle
Europe has a long and vibrant history when it comes to classical music. Classical music lovers visiting the city of Paris might be in for a magical night at Saint Chapelle. This traditional music venue is located at 8 Boulevard du Palais. At this location, music lovers would be in awe of the medieval building created way back in the 13th century. It is the apex of Gothic architectural style with its high ceiling and colorful stained-glass windows. Saint Chapelle can offer a sophisticated night with champagne, dinner, and a classical concert for forty euros or more. However, aspiring guests would need to book a place in advance for their upcoming events and performances.
French Eclecticism at the Les Trois Baudets
Located at the 64 Boulevard de Clichy is the façade of Art Nouveau-style building housing the Les Trois Baudets, a home for eclectic French music. Many famous French musicians have found their first stage of this venue. Many stars from the 1950s have earned their fame there such as that of Juliette Gréco, George Brassens, and Boris Vian. Authentic, eclectic music fans and music lovers, in general, would be delighted with the talented artists would be pleased by their evening programs. Not to mention, Les Trois Baudets has a superb upstairs restaurant as well.
Home of Electro and Rock Music: Le Divan du Monde
Le Divan du Monde has had a long history with artists. The site is an ancient room with roots from back in the 1890s where distinguished artists like Picasso, Baudelaire, and Toulouse-Lautrec have met. Nowadays, Le Divan du Monde is alive with new technologies and the best of Paris’ talented musicians in the rock, electronic, and eclectic music genre. Due to its size, they could not host a music concert, but Le Divan has excellent acoustics and a unique atmosphere for clubbing activities. Visit Le Divan du Monde from Tuesdays to Saturdays at 75 rue des Martyrs.
Caveau de la Huchette’s Jazz Music
The Caveau de la Huchette was founded in 1946 and since then, has been the top venue for many jazz musicians. The medieval vault of the Caveau de la Huchette is the jewel of jazz music among the clubs in the Latin Quarter and the Saint-Germain-des-Prés. The club holds nightly jazz concerts every 10:15 pm. The musical performance switch to disco, swing, rock, and soul music around 2’o clock in the morning. If a lively jazz band and a thriving dance floor is what you are looking for, stop by the Caveau de la Huchette any evening of the wee at five rue de la Huchette.
Les Disquaires for Music from All Genres
Music lovers who appreciate any kind of genre and music scene will definitely have a nice night at the Les Disquaires. Jazz music, soul, rock, funk, electronic, and R’n’B music could be heard within the clubs’ walls all nights of the week played by artists or DJs. In addition to the music, the drinks and snacks are delicious and affordable. Group guests can avail of promos and discounts as well. Visit Les Disquaires at 4 rue des Taillandiers from Mondays to Saturdays.