Bucolic delights reign at Rosa Bonheur, a bar set in a former guinguette in the heart of Parc des Buttes Chaumont. Its name loosely translates as ‘pink happiness’ but refers in particular to 19th-century French painter and sculptor ‘Rosa Bonheur’, famous for her depictions of animals and her role in the early feminist movement (alongside George Sand and Sarah Bernhardt).
Sunday evenings are packed. A group of us were there last May, enjoyed the music and the party. As we left in a driving rainstorm, the serious night party crowd was just arriving. The people in the queue did not seem the least daunted by the line or the rain. C'est Paris!
Rosa Bonheur - Parc des Buttes Chaumont
2, avenue de la Cascade