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Cafe Laurent

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"A Parisian Café with a Jazz Soul Café Laurent is a café and bar located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, inside the Hôtel d’Aubusson, a historic building from the 17th century. Café Laurent has a cozy and elegant atmosphere, with a fireplace, a marble bar, and a leafy patio. It is a perfect place to enjoy a coffee break, a tea time, or a cocktail in the evening. But what makes Café Laurent special is its jazz heritage. Since 1947, this café has been a meeting point for jazz lovers, musicians, and artists. It used to host jam sessions in its basement, where legends like Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and Charlie Parker played. Today, the café continues to offer live jazz music from Monday to Saturday, in a more intimate and refined setting. Café Laurent is a popular and exclusive place, so make sure to book a table in advance. You can do so online1 or by phone2. You can also visit the Hôtel d’Aubusson website3 to learn more about its history and services. Café Laurent is a unique and charming café, where you can enjoy a taste of Parisian culture and jazz history. It is a must-visit for jazz fans, or anyone who appreciates good music and style."

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