Friday, August 26, 2016

concert guinguette

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.


  1. The traditional guinguette is a place rather than a performance and usually included the possibility of dancing for the patrons. I would see these as street performers.

  2. Strange to see the accordion played by people dressed in this fashion.

  3. Must have been a fun night out on the town.