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Rosa Bonheur Buttes Chaumont

Paris-Montmartre and the North

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May 11, 2018

Named after a 19th Century French painter and sculptor whose name roughly translates as “pink happiness”, this rustic bar set in the heart of Buttes Chaumont park is all about having a good time ‐ in a tres chic way of course. It’s an idyllic spot, housed

Named after a 19th Century French painter and sculptor whose name roughly translates as “pink happiness”, this rustic bar set in the heart of Buttes Chaumont park is all about having a good time ‐ in a tres chic way of course. It’s an idyllic spot, housed in a white and green guinguette ‐ a French drinking and dancing establishment popular in the 18th Century ‐ with the picturesque city park spread out around. By day, it’s a neighbourhood bistro, by night its transforms into a bucolic lounge, popular with the fashion and media crowd. Outside, colourful lights are festooned above wooden picnic tables, where young Parisians graze on tapas, baguettes and cheese, glass of wine in one hand, cigarette in the other. The bar’s five co‐owners include Michelle Cassaro, aka Mimi, who used to run lesbian club Pulp. The bar has therefore become a popular with the lesbian crowd, but anything goes here and Parisians of all tastes and persuasions flock to the terrace in the summer. Inside can get packed and steamy, as couples and groups jostle for space to dance to a soundtrack that ranges from Sinatra and Edith Piaf to Beyonce and Michael Jackson. There’s no space for pretension or posing at Rosa Bonheur, just good old‐fashioned eating, drinking and dancing.

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