Virtuoso Traveler - October/November 2017 - 25
(LA SEINE MUSICALE) FREDERIC STEVENS/GETTY IMAGES,
(MANKO PARIS) ALBAN COUTURIER
Clockwise from left: La Seine Musicale, Manko Paris' ceviche criollo, and Jazz Club Etoile.
MUSIC IN THE AIR: Paris' moniker may just change to the
"City of Music," thanks to the
new Seine Musicale. Situated
on an island in the middle of
the river, the futuristic building - resembling a ship with a
movable solar "sail" to maximize the sun's rays - features
a 6,000-seat performance
hall, as well as a more intimate,
acoustically superb auditorium,
home to the Insula Orchestra.
The city's love affair with
jazz takes an avant-garde
twist at Aux Trois Mailletz
(56 rue Galande), an underground jazz club-cum-revue
in the Latin Quarter where,
Avril says, "the atmosphere is
completely crazy, really fun!"
For a more classic experience, the legendary Jazz Club
Etoile (81 boulevard Gouvion
Saint-Cyr) just reopened after
a complete redesign.