The Forgotten Treehouse Bars of Bygone Summers in Paris

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There was once a place that drew crowds of Parisians away from their grand boulevards and sidewalk cafés to rediscover their inner child, wine & dine in chestnut tree houses and celebrate summer like Robinson Crusoe. Perhaps you’ve heard of a guingette, a sort of French equivalent to a summer hoedown, traditionally located next to the river and particularly popular in the the 19th and early 20th century, serving food and ample drinks, accompanied by lively music and dancing. Monet and Renoir immortalised such vibrant scenes in their paintings but it seems the most enchanting of these summer establishments has been long forgotten by Parisians…

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From David Wills

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2 Responses to The Forgotten Treehouse Bars of Bygone Summers in Paris

  1. MJ Stark says:

    Thank you! I love to learn about trivia and talent like this.

  2. Shell says:

    That was quite interesting and fun to read about. Thank you:)

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