The love story between Paris and jazz has lasted for almost a century and is as passionate as ever. Even today, the City of Lights is full of jazz bars where you can sip a drink while listening to live music and maybe throwing a few moves on the dance floor. Take advantage of your stay at the Hôtel Saint-Jacques to experience some unforgettable Parisian jazz evenings.
The Latin Quarter; an international jazz bar hotspot
Our establishment is ideally located on the Rue des Écoles in one of the most beautiful districts of the whole capital. While staying at the Hôtel Saint-Jacques, you can easily reach dozens of essential Parisian heritage sites on foot, from the National Museum of the Middle Ages to the Jardin des Plantes via the Pantheon and the Ile de la Cité. But it’s on the Place Saint-Michel and the small cobbled streets thereabouts that jazz buffs can find numerous bars buzzing to the cool and hot sounds of their favourite music played live. Among them, the most emblematic is certainly the Caveau de la Huchette. Since the late 1940s, this famous club has hosted the biggest names in jazz, from Boris Vian to Art Blakey.
Discover Paris to the rhythm of jazz
From the Latin Quarter, you cross the Seine to arrive in the Châtelet district and the legendary Rue des Lombards. This hub of Parisian nightlife has no fewer than three particularly famous jazz bars. The Sunset-Sunside, Baiser Salé and Duc des Lombards showcase internationally acclaimed performers as well as young talents on the rise. But, if your idea of jazz bliss is more a laid-back musical dinner in a cosy atmosphere than a hectic concert, head to Le Petit Journal de Montparnasse to relive the heady delights of the Roaring Twenties.
Hotel Saint-Jacques Paris, a 3-star hotel at the heart of Quartier Latin