Jazz Festival at Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Saint-Sulpice Church

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Saint-Sulpice Church
2 rue Palatine, 75006 Paris
Capacity 600 seats


Between 1 h and 1 h 30 min

No intermission


Jazz concerts

For all audiences

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Highlights: Jazz Festival at Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Exceptional concerts, famous artists, international talent… all happening in the heart of Jazz in Paris: The Jazz Festival at Saint-Germain-des-Prés!


Created in 2001 and located in the mythical district of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the cradle of jazz in Europe, the Jazz Festival at Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris has been offering unique concerts in exceptional venues for 21 years.

Story: Jazz Festival at Saint-Germain-des-Prés

The Jazz Festival at Saint-Germain-des-Prés Festival in Paris is one of the great jazz events that are talked about internationally and which takes place every year in the spring in Paris.


A unique opportunity to attend exceptional concerts, based on new encounters with artists, discoveries of talent and favourites.


Each year, the festival proposes headliners and young talents. The following artists have already performed at the festival:

Lisa Simone, Youn Sun Nah, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Brad Meldhau, Norah Jones, Monty Alexander, Manu Katché, Yaron Herman, Matthieu Chedid, Manu Dibango, Michel Legrand, Michel Portal, Kyle Eastwood, Melanie de Biasio, Paolo Fresu, Kenny Barron, Kurt Elling, Lucky Peterson, Richard Galliano, Ben l'Oncle Soul, Raphael Gualazzi, Eric Bibb, Vijay Iyer, Avishai Cohen, Hugh Coltman, Baptiste Trotignon, Roberto Fonseca and others.

No... You are not dreaming!


For the location of the different concerts, the festival always offers you an exceptional, unique and patrimonial setting: the Théâtre de l'Odéon, the Maison de l'Océan, the Faculté des Lettres Sorbonne Université, the church of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Musée de Cluny and of course the church of Saint-Sulpice.





Thursday, May 11th, 2023 at 8:30 p.m.

Rhoda Scott & Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin

Unprecedented dialogue between two great organists

A summit meeting between two musicians who have been delighting audiences for decades. They both play the same instrument, namely the “organ”. The Hammond B3 for Rhoda Scott, a living legend of jazz, who played regularly at the Bilboquet since 1968, the mythical jazz club in the rue Saint-Benoît, and the great organ for Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin, titular of the great organ of Saint-Sulpice, one of the largest in Europe with five manuals and more than one hundred stops.


One might have thought that these two distinct worlds, between the largest church in Paris and a jazz club, had nothing in common, but that would be to misunderstand the history of our two long-time friends, their curiosity, and their respective admiration.

A concert created and presented exclusively for the festival, during which the playing of the two organists will be filmed and broadcast live on a giant screen in front of the audience. A unique evening that promises to be memorable.


Rhoda Scott: Hammond organ
Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin: great organ
Ronald Baker: trumpet


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Saint-Sulpice Church

2 rue Palatine, 75006 Paris

Saint-Sulpice Church

Recognized as one of the oldest and tallest Roman Catholic churches in Paris, the church originally got recognition from appearing in one of the famous scenes in the film The Da Vinci Code. Though the Saint-Sulpice started gaining more visitors from being spotted in the film curious individuals kept coming back because of its beautiful landscape and antique elaboration.

Construction for this beauty began in 1646 and finally completed in 1870, it took some time to complete the assembly due to lack of financial resources. It contains some of the most interesting artifacts such as:

1. Gnomon which was used to determine Easter day and the hour once light hit it and a shadow was introduced on the floor (this is one of the reasons the church was not destroyed during the Revolutionary War).

2. Located on the outside of the church is a statue of Saint Peter with a gold foot due to it having been rubbed so often by visitors.

3. A vast and impressive organ, one of the biggest in Paris.

4. A number of murals signed by Eugène Delacroix..

When you visit this remarkable church you’ll notice other fascinating details about its structure that will leave you breathless. Saint-Sulpice is one way you can re-visit Paris' history.

Fast facts
Capacity: 600
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Air conditioning: No
Heating: Yes
Coat Check: No


How do I get to Saint-Sulpice Church for the Jazz Festival at Saint-Germain-des-Prés?

The Saint-Sulpice Church is accessible by the metro station Odéon in line 4 or by bus lines 39 and 95 with final stop in Michel Debré station. Our hotline can be reached in case of difficulty finding the venue weekdays from 10 a.m to 7 p.m. Paris time. For details, we invite you to consult the map above.

How long do the concerts at the Jazz Festival at Saint-Germain-des-Prés last?

The concerts at the Jazz Festival at Saint-Germain-des-Prés last approximately between 1 hour and 1 hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission.

Is the Jazz Festival at Saint-Germain-des-Prés for an international audience or French speakers?

Both! The Jazz Festival at Saint-Germain-des-Prés welcomes audiences and artists from all over the world! Jazz is a universal language and is therefore accessible to anyone from any corner of the world.