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Paris Evening Jazz Walking Tour in Saint Germain des Près

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Duration

2 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English, French

On this 2 hour you’ll stroll in Saint Germain des Pres and learn about the history of jazz in Paris. 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.

Further 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. See the hotel where jazz greats 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.

Highlights

  • Stroll the streets of Saint-Germain-des-Prés in the left district of Paris and nightspots that inspired the Jazz Age writers and artists of Paris, it became the home of actors, singers and musicians.

  • Guided tour of the Paris Jazz scene
  • Pick up from hotel
  • Food and drinks

2h

English
French

Tour's Location

Mette
Denmark
Turen var en time kortere end oplyst og den sluttede langt fra udgangspunktet, som oplyst. Guiden var super sød og meget informativ og vidende om jazzens Paris. Når det er sagt, så havde vi forventet mere jazz og mindre gåtur.
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Patti
United States
Fabulous! Laurent was so engaging, so easy to be with. We loved the stroll, the history, the restaurant and the jazz.
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sungchu
jazz bar was good but other thing is Meeting point is different from sended map Jazz bar was very good One schedule was missed
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