“Love, eat, drink and sing" it declares on the exterior green walls, and that’s exactly what’s been going on at La Bonne Franquette in the middle of Montmartre since the 17th century when it was a popular meeting place among Paris’s most famous artists. The lovely garden - neat tables set around a tree - was the model for Van Gogh's ‘Guinguette’ exhibited at the Musée d'Orsay. A narrow sun terrace on the side of a cobbled street provides an extra handful of al fresco tables. Inside the decorative wood-beamed bistro you’ll enjoy classic fuss-free French food and wine to the life-affirming sights and sounds of a cabaret.
Accordionists, singer-guitarists, cancan dancers and mime artists are regulars on La Bonne Franquette’s bill of fun. Sante!