Quartier Saint-Germain-des-Prés | Festival | Jazz music

Jazz à Saint-Germain-des-Prés festival

May 2018

Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés - 75006 Paris

Musée d'Orsay - Saint-Germain-des-Prés - 6e Arrondissement

Description

A hotspot for jazz-lovers and beat aficionados such as Boris Vian and Sydney Bechet in the 50s, the district of Saint-Germain-des-Prés still retains a village-like feel, in which jazz culture is expressed in basement bars and on cafe terraces.

Since 2001, the ‘Jazz à Saint-Germain-des-Prés’ festival has been an opportunity to hear the most prestigious jazz musicians and the hottest new talents showing off their skills in the area's legendary venues. At La Sorbonne university, the Odéon Theatre, the University of Science-Po or at the Senate building, this charming district on Paris's Left Bank offers a stunning backdrop for the hundreds of musicians who feature on the line up each year. Among the emblematic and eclectic musicians who have appeared at the festival before are Dee Dee Bridgewater, Brad Meldhau, Richard Galliano and Manu Dibango.

As well as the concerts, the festival is also an opportunity to take part in masterclasses, discover photo exhibitions, attend conferences and talks.

Audience

All public

Quartier Saint-Germain-des-Prés

A visit to the area should begin with the church of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Its tower and nave constitute some of the oldest Parisian vestiges of Romanesque architecture (11th and 12th centuries). Music lovers will appreciate its rich musical programme. Amongst the luxury boutiques and art galleries that may be found in the area, enjoy a break at one of the terraces of the area’s most iconic cafes: the Café de Flore, the Deux Magots, and the brasserie Lipp, the meeting places of the artists and intellectuals since the early 20th century.

Voir la carte

Quartier Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés
75006 Paris

  • Subway - Saint-Germain-des-Prés
  • Bus - 39, 58, 63, 70, 86, 87, 95, 96

By type of event: Festival Jazz music

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