Rosa Bonheur sur Seine
While its big sister, the Rosa Bonheur, is all about nature, from its mooring spot on the Port des Invalides (just next to Flow), Rosa Bonheur sur Seine offers up an incredible Seine-side view that takes inthe Eiffel Tower, the Alexandre III Bridge and the Grand Palais… Not bad!
In terms of atmosphere, the large barge is drenched in the sunny, festive hedonism of the South. No fuss, just good energy. Fans of the protracted aperitif are welcomed all year round (come rain or shine): so set yourself around a barrel to share plates of charcuterie and tapas and drink to friendship. On Wednesdays, tables are folded up for the Bal du Rosa (Rosa’s Ball), when everyone comes to dance on the barge’s deck to a Spanish-themed village dance or pop and rock concerts.
Aperitifs and pizzas galore
The space really comes into its own from the spring, when an enormous terrace is set in front of the barge on the banks of the Seine. The outdoor bar opens and an enormous wood-fired pizza oven is set up, providing food for hungry crowds after a table football tournament, as well as rounds of rosé wine from Provence. Another high point: the afternoon launch of the Gay Games, underlining the gay-friendly policy of the place.