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Les guinguettes en bord de Garonne
Patrice Nin
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Along the waterThe Guinguettes

Summer in Toulouse means bright sunshine and soaring temperatures. Here, there are no huts on the private beaches of the coast, but rather a welcome return of one of the symbols of French-style conviviality: Guinguettes!

An unbeatable view

On the banks of the Garonne, offering unbeatable views of the city, pop-up guinguette bistros have opened for the summer season in some quirky spots. Here are just a few examples of places that let you enjoy the sweet life « à la Toulousaine » that reigns over the city whenever the weather is fine.

From the 6th July, along the banks of the River Garonne, a floating guinguette moored at Quai de Tounis and known, quite simply, as « La Guinguette », is the place to go for a lively lunch or dinner with a colourful ambiance and the sound of waves gently lapping. La Guinguette welcomes you at the quayside and, from 15th July, aboard its floating barge.

A little bit further up, towards the city centre, the guinguette « Les Pêcheurs de Sable » at Port de la Daurade delights groups and families seeking refreshment beneath its parasols. Here local products treat the guests with tasting menus, brunch, vegan or gluten-free dishes, as well as a musical ambiance every evening.

On the opposite bank, « La Guinguette de Saint-Cyprien » in the Raymond VI Gardens, just beside the modern art museum Les Abattoirs, offers a unique panorama across the Garonne and the city from its belvedere. Every generation meets up at this spot to relax and enjoy an ice cream.

One of the must-visit pop-up restaurants of the summer, Toulouse locals and tourists alike can dip their toes in the sand at « La Centrale », a quirky seasonal spot that has opened on Ile du Ramier. In the process of being transformed into the green lung of the city, a site that will soon become the "Central Park" of Toulouse boasts a second establishment at the tip of the island:
« L’Écluse » - a riverside restaurant and pub. Beneath the parasols, set between the Garonne and the trees, this is a veritable relaxation space that allows visitors to enjoy the conviviality of the South-West with a tipple or a good meal. This is the place to go if you want to immerse yourself in nature in the heart of Toulouse.

The « Canaille Club » has set up home this year at the Espace Cobalt in the Montaudran quarter. Make the most of its 2,000m2 of terraces as you succumb to the passion of the greatest of all summer sports: Pétanque. Little kiosks with a wide range of themes serve food and drinks, always mindful of using the very best produce.

Around Toulouse

Guinguette at the château: the Château de Thégra in Balma opens up its park for the summer to the pop-up ginguette « Flon-Flon ». Featuring a menu created in collaboration with Micelin-star Chef Jérémie Morin (L’Aparté in Montrabé) and Chef Philippe Braun (Chez Fifi on Rue Croix-Baragnon in Toulouse), this offers a true gourmet rendezvous.
Shabby chic ambiance guaranteed!

« La Guinguette d'Odyssud » in Blagnac welcomes you in the heart of Ritouret Park, on the banks of the lake with its charming water jet. This guinguette provides the ambiance for after-work gatherings thanks to DJs on Thursdays and live music on Fridays. Gourmets among us have not been overlooked either, as the welcome is guaranteed by the team at Le Bistrot des Artistes.

« Les Terrasses de l'Atelier » has set up home on the foothills of Pech-David. This Guinguette has the ambiance of a food court with a variety of food trucks that arrive every evening to treat guests to their specialities: pizzas, burgers, bagels, salads.... The Guinguette is also strong on games with its table football, darts, pétanque, Mölkky... and a special kids’ corner. This venue stretches across 5 floors, with indoor and outdoor bars and a magnificent terrace hanging over the waters of the Garonne.

« L'Éphémère Guinguette » located in Lacroix-Flagarde, looks set to be the special address for those who want to enjoy the true spirit of the French Guinguette, as well as concerts throughout the summer season.

Moreinformation

La guinguette Flon-Flon au château de Thégra
Flon-Flon
La guinguette A m'en donné
Chloé Sabatier
La Guinguette en bord de Garonne
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