Saint Germain, Jazz and Music

St Germain after the 2nd World War …. the meeting place for artists, Jazz ! Afro- American musicians and French songwriters … a place where one wants to dance, listen to bebop and swing ….

On this tour we will see where the first underground jazz bars used to be. Places where jazz icons like Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Duke Ellington once set foot. Along the way you will learn about French music icons like Serge Gainsbourg, Boris Vian and Juliette Gréco.

Highlights of the tour: St Germain Church, Place St Germain, Café de la Flore, Caves de St Germain, The Tabou, La Palette, Serge Gainsbourg’s private mansion, La passerelle des arts

Itinerary: The tour starts in front of the St Germain church, taking you through the streets of St Germain to finish back on the river Seine, at the Institute of France opposite to the Louvre museum.

Price: 60 € per person

Group price: 4 and more and the price is reduced to 40 € per person

Time: 2 – 2h30 hours


House of Serge Gainsbourg:


Café de Flore:


La Palette: Meeting Place of Picasso and Hemingway:


Oscar Wilde’s last days in Paris: