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‘Guinguettes’ or open-air dances in Caux-Seine Valley

For the last few years, the Tourist Office has kept alive the wonderful tradition of ‘Guinguettes’ or open-air dances. This year they will be held on Thursdays in different villages around the area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There’s pleasure to be had in Caux-Seine Valley

It was in the 19th century that open-air café-saloons, as immortalised by Auguste Renoir, became popular. There, small groups of people would meet, eat, drink, chat, dance and have fun in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Four years ago, the Caux-Seine Valley Tourist Office revived this tradition and it’s a great opportunity to delve deeper and find out more about the region, all in a light and friendly atmosphere- just right for a summer’s evening! Things begin at 6.30pm with a stroll to see around the village and continues with a market where local growers and artisans  proudly show off their produce. You can in fact find all you need there to make up a sumptuous dinner from local goods! Then, the ‘Guingette’ itself gets going with an band who’ll get young and old alike dancing.

You can find the full 2016 programme by downloading our brochure.

Tourist Office of Caux Vallée de Seine

Tourist Office of Caux Vallée de Seine - Maison de l'intercommunalité allée du Catillon - 76170 Lillebonne - Normandie - France

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