Jazz Festival Saint Germain des Pres

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Info and guide on the Saint Germain des Pres 2018 Jazz Festival in Paris

Jazz Festival Saint Germain des Pres 2017

DATA: 24 May - 04 June 2018
PLACE: Paris, France.

Created in 2001 and today, at the XVIII edition, the Jazz Festival Saint Germain des Pres it has become much more than just a musical appointment. Music, extraordinary performances and jazz artists who will perform in truly evocative locations. The church of Saint-Germain-des-Prés; the Odéon Theater; the Maison des Océans; the splendid Universities of Paris-Sorbonne and Paris Descartes; the Sénat, Réfectoire des Cordeliers; the Hôtel Lutetia and the Irish Cultural Center.

These are just some of the places, theater of concerts, events, meetings, exhibitions and performances by young artists. Because, as mentioned, the Saint Germain des Pres Jazz Festival is much more than just a musical review. A real multicultural and artistic meeting, of which jazz is the backbone.

The event is, today, of absolute international appeal. Like, after all, the international artists on the bill. It is no coincidence that, just on the occasion of the Festival, Norah Jones held her first concert in France. Over the years, Manu Dibango, Michel Portal, Lucky Peterson, Kenny Barron, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and many others have also taken part.

Visiting Paris and the beautiful Saint Germain des Pres district in this period can offer pleasant surprises. The exhibition takes place, almost entirely, along the 6éme and 5éme Arrondissement, over twelve days.



Paris is easily accessible by plane, train, car or bus. You can easily reach the center and the location of the festival, by public transport. Both arrondissements are served by the underground line and buses until late evening. More info, through our special page, from this link.


The program of the Saint Germain des Pres Jazz Festival is divided into several categories. Daily review, evening concerts, new talent contest, women's jazz, Jazz n'chat. And, again, amateurs, after jazz clubs, photographers and much more.


The Festival takes place over twelve days with pre-established dates and times. You can download the complete billboard updated on the official website.

Prices vary depending on the artist and the show. Only on the official website, however, it is possible to buy special pass valid for three or five days, which allows obtaining reductions from 20 to 40% on the ticket price. Ideal for those who intend to attend more than one concert.


Thanks to the metro, you can easily move to any corner of the city at any time. For this reason, given the rather high prices of the area, we recommend finding a structure

Al XVII arrondissement, in the area Parc Monceau e Palais de Congress there are excellent rather cheap facilities. The area is rather quiet and is well served by the metro. Le Trente is really an excellent solution; at about 70 € a night you will find friendliness, cleanliness and quite comfortable rooms. The Hotel is just a few minutes walk from the Brochant metro station. From this link, the best offers for the hotel.

In the same area, district Batignoleif you are a B & B solution lover there is the excellent Magnolia. It is really an excellent Bed and Breakfast. Prices are higher, however, on the other hand, breakfast is included.

From this link you can see the best properties in this area.

Another excellent solution, with excellent offers, is the central-eastern area on the river bank, that is theXI arrondissement. Area, moreover, quite central and really well served by public transport. Hôtel Exquis by Elengancia is our favorite. One of the best in the area for quality-price with rooms starting from 80 €. Book well in advance to guarantee your "place in the sun".

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