DATA: 16 - 27 May 2019
PLACE: Paris, France.
Created in the 2001 and arrived today at the XIX 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 in this period, and the splendid district of Saint Germain des Pres, can reserve pleasant surprises. The exhibition takes place almost entirely along the 6éme and 5éme Arrondissement over the course of twelve days.
HOW TO GET
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 different categories. Daily review, evening concerts, new talent competition, women's jazz, Jazz n'chat. And, again, amateurs, after jazz club, photography and much more.
Inauguration, Thursday 16 May, from 16: 30 to 18: 30, in Saint-Germain-des-Prés Square, with the talented Jeff Loiselet. The 27 Maggio on the 20: 30 with Erik Truffaz Quartet. Location, for the occasion, will be the famous Odéon Theater.
TIMETABLES AND TICKETS
The Festival takes place over the twelve days with fixed dates and times. The price to attend paid concerts is 38.00 € a full rate, and 27.00 € at reduced rate. JAZZ LOVER e JAZZ ADDICT, are, instead, special valid PASSs, respectively, for three or five concerts. They cost 87 and 117 € per person, and are nominative.
For the closing concert, you need to buy a special ticket that does not fit into any pass, and can only be purchased at the Odéon Theater ticket office.
WHERE TO SLEEP
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.
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".