Dancing outdoors in Paris

Paris is a swinging city all summer long with dances taking place all over the City of Light.

Paris is a swinging city all summer long with dances taking place all over the City of Light.

Guinguette atmosphere in and around Paris

Ball, quai Saint-Bernard, Seine, Paris  © OTCP - Amélie Dupont

The guinguette spirit has made a notable comeback at evenings with dancing.

In the 19th arrondissement, Rosa Bonheur revives the guinguette spirit right in the heart of the park of Buttes-Chaumont. People eat, drink and dance, just like at the ‘bals’ in times gone by.

And to dance by the water’s edge, head to Rosa Bonheur sur Seine, at Port des Invalides. Just next to park of André-CitroenLa Javelle is THE guinguette to go to in the west of Paris.

The Quai Saint-Bernard, just a few steps from the Musée de la Sculpture en Plein Air, is especially lively in summer with dance classes attracting a joyful crowd of enthusiasts. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced dancer, don’t hesitate to join in!

The Marne riverbanks, near to Paris, have been well-known for their guinguettes since the beginning of the 19th century. People go to them to eat and dance in a country setting by the waterside, like at Chez Gégène - a guinguette in Joinville-le-Pont. Also worth mentioning is the guinguette de l’Île du Martin-Pêcheur in Champigny-sur-Marne, the guinguette Auvergnate in Villeneuve-Saint-Georges and the guinguette des Maquereaux in Nogent-sur-Marne.

Party in Paris in the open air

Glazart, la plage, transat, Paris © OTCP - DR

Moored just below the National Assembly, opposite Place de la Concorde, the Concorde Atlantique boat welcomes À l’Ouest , a huge outdoor terrace with stunning views of the Grand Palais, the Tuileries Gardens and the Orsay Museum, and acoustic concerts and DJ sets … a must for summer!

A few steps from the Joséphine-Baker swimming pool, in the 18th arrondissement, Petit Bain is a floating cultural venue that organizes numerous evening events throughout the summer.

In the Cité de la Mode et du design, a party atmosphere is created and the terraces are transformed into a huge open-air night club: Wanderlustle Débonair, Café Oz Rooftop

See more addresses for partying outdoors in Paris with our Best rooftops in Paris and our article on summer terraces in Paris.

Rosa Bonheur sur Seine

Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment | In a guinguette (open-air cafe with dancing)
Port des Invalides, Paris, 75007

It is on a brand new floating barge, with a large terrace on the quays open during the summer season, that the Rosa Bonheur......

Rosa Bonheur - Buttes Chaumont

Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment | In a guinguette (open-air cafe with dancing)
Parc des Buttes Chaumont - 2 avenue de la Cascade, Paris, 75019

Tucked away in the Buttes-Chaumont park, this friendly open-air tavern, or 'guinguette', with its nice terrace is a great place......

Guinguette La Javelle

Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment | In a guinguette (open-air cafe with dancing)
Port Javel Bas, Paris, 75015

Opened in early summer 2014, La Javelle is a new guingette, a type of open-air Parisian drinking establishment, near the Parc......

Bateau Concorde Atlantique

Disco and club
Port Solferino - 23 quai Anatole France, Paris, 75007

Moored on the Seine, between the Assemblée Nationale and the Musée d’Orsay, the Bateau Concorde Atlantique hosts after work......

Le Petit Bain

Concert hall
7 Port de la Gare, Paris, 75013

Le Petit Bain is a 45-metre-long floating cultural venue, located on the Seine next to the Josephine Baker swimming pool in the......

Wanderlust

Bar | In a museum or monument
32 quai d’Austerlitz, Paris, 75013

A bar, restaurant, club and art space, Wanderlust is situated at the Cité de la Mode et du Design, along the Seine in the 13th......

Débonair Café

Disco and club
36 quai d'Austerlitz, Paris, 75013

Housed on the roof of the Cité de la Mode et du Design, by the river Seine, Communion is a bar and club frequented by cool young......

Café Oz Rooftop

Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment | In a museum or monument
Les Docks - Cité de la Mode et du Design - 34 quai d’Austerlitz, Paris, 75013

The Australian brand Café Oz Rooftop is located on the roof terrace of Cité de la Mode et du Design in the 13th arrondissement of......

Chez Gégène

Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment | In a guinguette (open-air cafe with dancing)
162 bis allée des Guinguettes - Quai de Polangis, Joinville-le-Pont, 94340

Chez Gégène is an iconic tavern on the bank of the Marne. Checkered tablecoths, ambiance music, good food... all the ingredients......

Quai Saint-Bernard

Street, area of interest
Du pont d'Austerlitz au pont de Sully, Paris, 75005

The Saint-Bernard quay is a waterfront promenade. Located in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, it stretches from the Jardin des......

Le Barboteur

Concert hall
20 quai du Lot, Paris, 75019

Le Barboteur est une péniche culturelle qui sillonne les canaux parisiens et franciliens. Les berges où s’amarrent le Barboteur......

Café A

Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment | In a museum or monument
148 rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin, Paris, 75010

Le Café A est situé au sein de la Maison de l’Architecture, soit l’ancien couvent des Récollets (XVIIe et XVIIe siècles), entre......