Historically, a guinguette is an open air performance complimented with eating and drinking. These venues were wildly popular in the 18th and 19th centuries but had mostly disappeared by the end of the 20th. The 21st century is seeing a bit of a comeback of the idea. On a recent evening on the Place Debré, there was a little revival of the guinguette with a troop of accordion players entertaining the outdoor diners and onlookers. It was a lively show and thoroughly enjoyed by all.