A meal at a guinguette (open-air cafe/restaurant)

Along with strings of lights, accordion music and dance floor, guinguettes offer traditional cooking

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

Retro Paris

Emblematic of the Paris of the people, these open-air dance halls on the banks of the Marne, captured on canvas by Renoir, have kept their appeal intact.
Fairy lights, accordions and wooden dance floors, the “guinguettes” propose traditional fare at lunch and dinner, not forgetting the tea-dance.

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

Rosa Bonheur is the guinguette in the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, in the 19th arrondissement of the capital. Its name is a nod to......

Chalet des îles Daumesnil

Traditional French cuisine | In a guinguette (open-air cafe with dancing)
Île de Reuilly - Bois de Vincennes, Paris, 75012

Housed in a real Swiss cottage bought by the city of Paris during the 1867 World Expo before being installed on the island of......

Barbezingue

Traditional French cuisine | In a guinguette (open-air cafe with dancing)
14 boulevard de la Liberté, Châtillon, 92320

You choose between the "bistronomic" menu, the buffet menu, or the "rascal" menu, served at the counter. A real open-air cafe......

La Javelle

Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment | In a guinguette (open-air cafe with dancing)
Face au 20 boulevard Poniatowski, Paris, 75012

La Javelle is a Parisian guinguette located on the Petite Ceinture, a stone's throw from Bercy Village. Each moment of the day......

Rosa Bonheur sur Seine

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

Located on the left bank of the Seine, the Rosa Bonheur guinguette boat on the Seine is open at all hours to enjoy the sun and......

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......

Le Chalet du Lac

Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment | In a guinguette (open-air cafe with dancing)
Orée du bois de Vincennes, Paris, 75012

Ever since the first Parisian concert by the Sex Pistols in 1976, the Chalet du Lac today brings the spirit of dance up to date.......