How about trying the quintessential Parisian experience this weekend : the « Guinguette ». The banks of the Marne just outside Paris are famous for their riverside cafés which spread out on the grass along the river and feature old-fashioned summer balls. Flowery summer dresses flirting with berets, checkered cotton tablecloths, the sounds of laughter, friends playing cards to a background of light accordeon music… you can’t help getting caught up in the joyous ambiance. Sitting under shady trees, you clink your glass of white wine with your neighbour’s as you listen to the refrains of an accordeon. A few mussels and French fries later, you just have to jump onto the dancefloor to waltz the night out.
Just another perfect summer night in Paris. (In my opinion, it beats bird sized mosquitoes in the Northwoods any day.)
(taken from an e-advertisment from My Little Paris)