Duc des Lombards Jazz Club
La Philharmonique Music Hall

Where to See Live Music

There are countless music venues big and small in Paris. All musical types can be found. Prices range from free concerts (usually in cultural centers or churches) to moderate and expensive. Students can purchase tickets for some performances “at the door,” just before the beginning of a concert but more often they will need to reserve their tickets in advance. Tickets can be purchased directly from most music venues at the site and, usually, also online. For more well-known concert halls and performers, one can also purchase tickets from major ticket sellers such as https://www.fnacspectacles.com and https://www.ticketmaster.fr/fr/paris.

1st Arrondissement

  • Le Klub | 14 rue Saint Denis, Métro: Châtelet (1,4, RER A, B, D). Raucous French rock or Goth heavy metal

9th Arrondissement

  • L’Olympia | 28, boulevard des Capucines, Métro: Opéra (3, 8, 9)
  • Le Carmen | 35 rue Duperré,  Métro: Blanche, Pigalle (2). Entry is free for concerts but drinks are pricey.

10th Arrondissement

  • Le Pompon | 39 rue des Petites Ecuries, Métro: Poissonnière (7), Bonne Nouvelle (8, 9). A converted synagogue with indie bands.

11th Arrondissement

  • Au Café de Paris | 158 rue Oberkampf, Métro: (5).  Everything from theatre to poetry to music; budding rock and punk bands in the basement.
  • Alimentation Générale | 64 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, Métro: Parmentier (3)
  • Le Bataclan50 boulevard Voltaire (11e), Métro: Oberkampf (5, 9)

12th Arrondissement

  • Le China | 50 rue de Charenton, (12e), Métro: Ledru-Rollin (8).  Gourmet Chinese restaurant with downstairs bar for very eclectic music concerts.

13th Arrondissement

  • Le Batofar | Port de la Gare, (13e), Métro: Quai de la Gare (5).  Restaurant and concerts on a barge; reggae, heavy metal, afrobeat…
  • La Dame de Canton | Port de la Gare, (13e), Métro: Quai de la Gare (5). Wooden Chinese boat, next to le Batofar.
  • Les Voûtes19 Rue des Frigos (13e), Métro: Bibliothèque François Mitterrand (14).

18th Arrondissement

  • La Cigale | 120 Bd de Rochechouart (18e) Métro: Pigalle or Anvers (2)
  • Le Trianon | 80 bd de Rochechouart (18e) Métro: Pigalle or Anvers (2)

19th Arrondissement

  • Le Cabaret Sauvage59 boulevard Macdonald (19e), Métro: Porte de la Villette (7).
  • Le Zénith211 avenue Jean Jaurès (19e), Métro: Porte de Pantin (5) or Porte de la Villette (7).
  • La Gare | 1 avenue Corentin-Cariou (19e), Métro: Corentin Cariou (7). Monday to Friday 16h-02h, weekends 14h-02h.  Another old train station from the long-closed Petite Ceinture line has been transformed into a nightclub. Specialize in Jazz music. Beers under 3 €, coffee for 1 €, cover charge at your discretion.

20th Arrondissement


  • Le Chinois6 place du Marché, Montreuil, Métro: Croix de Chavaux (9).

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