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Guinguettes are riverside spots just outside of Paris where the Impressionist painters used to hang out. You can still go to one for a magical afternoon or evening of food, live music and dancing. I wrote about them for AFAR magazine in the June/July 2014 issue. These are some photos I took while on assignment...
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A fanciful vacation home along the Marne River, near Paris. One of the sights from my story about guinguettes that ran in AFAR (link below). Guinguettes are riverside spots just outside of Paris where the Impressionist painters used to hang out....
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11 Avenue de Diane, 94340 Joinville-le-Pont, France
Here's the scene outside the little "chalet des canotiers" or canoeing cottage where I stayed along the Marne River, near Paris, while working on my story about guinguettes for AFAR (link below). Guinguettes are riverside spots just outside of...
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10 Quai du Port, 94130 Nogent-sur-Marne, France
One of the sights from my story about guinguettes that ran in AFAR (link below). Guinguettes are riverside spots just outside of Paris where the Impressionist painters used to hang out. You can still go to one for a magical afternoon or evening of...
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129 Rue d'Aboukir, 75002 Paris, France
Faust: At the foot of the Esplanade des Invalides in Paris, you’ll find a heated riverside terrace, a restaurant and bar, and a performance space. Near the Alexandre-III bridge. This appeared in the June/July 2014 issue. Read more about Paris's...
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12 Grande Rue, 78290 Croissy, France
Musée de la Grenouillère: See absinthe spoons, vintage posters, and other memorabilia from a guinguette where Monet and Renoir painted. 12 Grande Rue, Croissy-sur-Seine, 33/(0) 1-30-53-61-02. This appeared in the June/July 2014 issue. Read more...
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19 Avenue de Choisy, 94190 Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, France
Guinguette Auvergnate: A jolly, accordion-playing owner serves dishes from his native Auvergne region. 19 Avenue de Choisy, Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, 33/(0) 1-43-89-04-64. This appeared in the June/July 2014 issue. Read more about Paris's...
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Ile des Impressionnistes, 78400 Chatou, France
Maison Fournaise: Dine along the Seine, where Renoir painted his Luncheon of the Boating Party. 3 Rue du Bac, Chatou, 33/(0) 1-30-71-41-91. This appeared in the June/July 2014 issue. Read more about Paris's Riverside Dance Clubs
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2 Rue Maurice Berteaux, 93330 Neuilly-sur-Marne, France
Chez Fifi: Owner Philippe “Fifi” Pannier makes this slightly scruffy spot thoroughly entertaining. 2 Rue Marx Dormoy, Neuilly-sur-Marne, 33/(0) 1-43-08-20-31. This appeared in the June/July 2014 issue. Read more about Paris's Riverside Dance...
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162 Bis Quai de Polangis, 94340 Joinville-le-Pont, France
Chez Gégène: On the Marne, a full band fires up the crowd at this grande dame of guinguettes. 162 Bis Quai de Polangis, Joinville-le-Pont, 33/(0) 1-48-83-29-43. This appeared in the June/July 2014 issue. Read more about Paris's Riverside Dance...
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41 Quai Victor Hugo, 94500 Champigny-sur-Marne, France
La Guinguette de l’Île du Martin-Pêcheur: Live music lures guests to a magical island setting on the Marne. 41 Quai Victor Hugo, Champigny-sur-Marne, 33/(0) 1-49-83-03-02, This appeared in the June/July 2014 issue. Read more about Paris's...