Jazz in Paris. Do you know the Café Laurent and its intimate concerts which make Saint-Germain-des-Prés swing? This unique place, nestled in the ground floor of the Hotel d’Aubusson, appeals to audiences for the quality as well as the diversity of its programme.
Jazz in Paris: the history of the Café Laurent
It was a certain François Laurent who opened the Café Laurent in 1690. Over the following revolutionary centuries, the place became a key meeting point for philosophers, writers and intellectuals.
In 1946, the Café Laurent became the Café Tabou and its regulars included famous post-war figures such as Camus, Queneau and Sartre. The place became so popular that the owner decided to create in the basement the first Cellar in Paris. It provided the stage for jazz performed by Boris Vian and poetry read by Juliette Gréco!
The place has always retained its historical and artistic soul and hosts each week, playing alongside the pianist Christian Brenner, the most talented jazz musicians of today.
Jazz in Paris: praise for Cafe Laurent
- TimeOut website: There are few cafés so anchored in the musical and literary history of Paris.
- The ‘going out’ website of France TV: since the time of the Café Tabou, the same enthusiasm remains, (…) an air of folly leaving no one immune.
- A poster on the Yelp website: It is the type of place which embodies Parisian charm.
Cafe Laurent – Hotel d’Aubusson:
- Aperitif: Piano solo from 6.30 pm to 8 pm
- Evening concerts: trio or quartet from 9 pm to midnight/li>
- 33 Rue Dauphine – Paris 6th arrondissement
- Metro: Odeon, line 4 and 10 ; Pont-Neuf, line 7