Venturing out to the rue des Rigoles may seem like a lot of effort but don’t be put off by the location, Les Trois Arts is truly a gem. With Balkan troupes, jazz quintets, chanson française as well as literary soirées and story telling, its about as eclectic as it gets.
The venue attracts a happy mix of people. Plus, the musicians (often quite weird and wacky types) usually hang around after the concerts drinking with the audience. Simple food is available too, from shareable stuff like cheese plates, salads and a plat du jour for the bargain price of € 8.
Many of the concerts are free. If not, entrance is never more than € 5 and its a good idea to arrive early as the basement room fills up quickly making it difficult to get a seat. Their website contains information concerning concerts, location and so on.