La Bonne Franquette
“Love, eat, drink and sing.” That is the motto of this historic restaurant, located just a few steps from the charming Montmartre Museum. During the 19th century, the venue welcomed regulars including the artists Monet, Cézanne, Sisley, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec and Vincent Van Gogh, who painted his famous 1886 painting here, “Terrace of a Café on Montmartre (La Guinguette)”, now on show at the Musée d’Orsay.
A friendly respite
Romantic couples will appreciate the venue’s warm and charmingly old fashioned setting. Inside, the walls frame colourful frescos depicting the good life à la française, from grape vines to Montmartre windmills. In the summer, the terraces bathed in sunlight are particularly popular for their location right next to the Clos Montmartre vineyard.
Honouring French terroir
Dishes spotlight regional and local produce as well as excellent meat. Let yourself be tempted by the roasted duck in confit orange sauce, or the salmon filet and its creamy polenta. A long wine list beautifully complements the traditional cuisine at reasonable prices. And what could be better than an absinthe tasting to conclude your meal? Like the five other participating restaurants in the neighbourhood, the Bonne Franquette invites you to uncover the secrets of this beverage that was so popular with artists of the 19th century.
Access and contact
Metro: line 12, Lamarck-Caulaincourt or Abbesses station and line 2 Blanche station
Days and opening hours
All year round, daily. Opening hours :midday – 02pm and 07pm – 10pm.
Documentation languages (home)
- Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
- Absence of slope > 5%
- Absence of protrusions > 2 cm
- Minimum aisle width of 90 cm
- Height under table >= 70 cm width >= 77 cm
- Site, building partially accessible