There’s not much to beat a lakeside lunch, shimmering reflection of Mount Canigo rippling gently in the smooth waters, or dinner as a flaming sun melts into the lake.
Saint-Jean-Pla-de-Corts is family fun, aquatic action, picnics, summer swims, lakeside strolls, zip wires, electric pedalos, bouncy inflatable games in and out of the water, lifeguards……and jazz, blues and swing at La Guinguette!
Think Renoir, ‘Luncheon of the Boating Party’ and you’ve got it!
The original ‘guinguettes’ grew up around Paris in the 18th century. Initially small outdoor bars selling cheap wine known as ‘guingue’, they quickly became popular open air taverns, where tired workers could let their hair down after a hard working week…… a river side outing, simple, home cooked local cuisine, live music and a great atmosphere.
And that’s exactly what you get at La Guinguette. Charming Catalan couple Fabien and Anicée invite you to their own little piece of France nostalgia at this ‘pieds dans l’eau’ restaurant on the lake, open for lunch, dinner, drinks, ice creams…
Supervise the kids lakeside, while sipping your pre- apero, or dine to the sounds of accordion, jazz, swing, gypsy manouche….nautical….but sooooo nice!.