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Dancing outdoors in Paris

Paris is a swinging city all summer long with dances taking place all over the City of Light.

Paris is a swinging city all summer long with dances taking place all over the City of Light.

Guinguette atmosphere in and around Paris

Bal au Jardin Tino Rossi, quai Saint-Bernard

The guinguette spirit has made a notable comeback at evenings with dancing.

In the 19th arrondissement, Rosa Bonheur revives the guinguette spirit right in the heart of the park of Buttes-Chaumont. People eat, drink and dance, just like at the ‘bals’ in times gone by.

And to dance by the water’s edge, head to Rosa Bonheur sur Seine, at Port des Invalides. 

The Quai Saint-Bernard, just a few steps from the Musée de la Sculpture en Plein Air, is especially lively in summer with dance classes attracting a joyful crowd of enthusiasts. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced dancer, don’t hesitate to join in!

The Marne riverbanks, near to Paris, have been well-known for their guinguettes since the beginning of the 19th century. People go to them to eat and dance in a country setting by the waterside, like at Chez Gégène - a guinguette in Joinville-le-Pont. Also worth mentioning is the guinguette de l’Île du Martin-Pêcheur in Champigny-sur-Marne, the guinguette Auvergnate in Villeneuve-Saint-Georges and the guinguette des Maquereaux in Nogent-sur-Marne.

Party in Paris in the open air

Moored just below the National Assembly, opposite Place de la Concorde, the Concorde Atlantique boat welcomes À l’Ouest , a huge outdoor terrace with stunning views of the Grand Palais, the Tuileries Gardens and the Orsay Museum, and acoustic concerts and DJ sets … a must for summer!

A few steps from the Joséphine-Baker swimming pool, in the 18th arrondissement, Petit Bain is a floating cultural venue that organizes numerous evening events throughout the summer.

In the Cité de la Mode et du design, a party atmosphere is created and the terraces are transformed into a huge open-air night club: WanderlustCafé Oz Rooftop

See more addresses for partying outdoors in Paris with our Best rooftops in Paris and our article on summer terraces in Paris.

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