when i first came to paris, nearly 10 months ago, i did a lot of research and created a super list of anything and everything i wanted to do here. two things on my list were visit the parc des buttes chaumont as well as eat at rosa bonheur.
the restaurant is conveniently located within the park, so i killed two birds with one stone. the park itself is magical and something you wouldn’t expect to find within paris at all (a future posts and pictures are soon to follow) it’s forest setting places you somewhere elsewhere.
i’ve heard great things about rosa bonheur as a mixture between a restaurant, patio, dance club, hang out spot, etc. etc. etc. i’m not even sure if rosa bonheur itself knows what it is, but somehow it all seems to work together.
my friend described it as something very similar to a german beer garden, and i myself felt some brooklyn-ish vibes in there.we arrived around 6:00 and left around midnight, witnessing the space from a casual patio hangout, turn into a tapas lounge, which then turned into a dance club.
every two hours the ambiance from the lights to the music to the people changed.
what i really liked about rosa bonheur is that it’s a true locals hangout spot. no tourist are found here and rarely will you find yourself speaking english. it’s a true submersion into the young, local, french culture.
highly recommended if you want to have a fun night in paris-town, but skip all of the techno dance clubs.