Duc Des Lombards is France’s legendary music venue. Considered a landmark in the international jazz scene, the club, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, is an absolute must for jazz fans in Paris. Forget the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum and Les Champs Élysées… if you love jazz, Duc Des Lombards should be at the top of your sightseeings list.
Founded at 42 Rue des Lombards in 1984, just a ten minute walk from the iconic Louvre Museum, Duc Des Lombards is Paris’ premier attraction for both local and foreign music lovers. Each week, some of the best international jazz musicians step on its stage for critically-acclaimed sell-out performances. For prominent French jazz artists, Duc Des Lombard is one of the country’s most prestigious music venues. For local up and comers, playing at the Duc Des Lombards is a dream coming true and an achievement for every musicians with great aspirations.
Paris’ Temple of Jazz
In Paris, there is plenty of attractions that are known worldwide. The magnificent Eiffel Tour, the incredible Museum Louvre and the iconic Champs Élysées are three of the most popular sightseeings in the world. Jazz fans visiting – or living in – Paris, however, know that the city’s top landmark the French “Duke” of Jazz: Duc Des Lombards.
For about thirty years, it has been the venue every musician in France would like to perform at. Pretty much every big name in French music has played at the Duc Des Lombards. Local heroes like Martial Solal, Henri Texier and Erik Truffaz have all stopped by the venue during the years. The Duc Des Lombards’ always-growing popularity has also made the club an important stage for international jazz musicians touring Europe. Wynton Marsalis, Archie Shepp and Benny Golson, and more recently Benny Green, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Pee Wee Ellis and Evan Christopher, for example, are some of the international jazz stars that have been presented by the Duc Des Lombards.
The critically-acclaimed Duc Des Lombards, a “cabaret-style space is decked with memorabilia and albums from the jazz greats” for Downbeat Magazine, has been featured in the magazine’s celebrated list of the world’s best jazz clubs. And it’s not difficult to understand why.
Duc Des Lombards is a temple of jazz that presents the best talents of the national and international jazz music scenes. Guests can enjoy top-class live music in an elegant, but laid-back setting. And excellent live music is all that Duc Des Lombards has to offer. In fact, the venue is also very popular for its food. Its sophisticated bar and menu prepared by high-profile chef Alain Alexanian make Duc Des Lombards a very good place for a drink after work or a romantic dinner under the moonlight.
If you want to experience high-quality live jazz combined with good drinks and fine dining, Duc Des Lombards is the place for you. World’s renowned jazz acts, classy drinks and a unique selection of food prepared by a French chef…what more could you ask for?
42 Rue des Lombards, Paris