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Dining out Parisienne style

Discussion in 'Street-City-Architecture' started by tijuana taxi, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. tijuana taxi

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    Spotted these lunchtime diners yesterday in a very hot and humid Paris
    Table for three anyone and bring your own potted plant.

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    Top idea
     
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    In the US, this is known as a parklet. Some guerrilla urban activists will pay the meter fee and put benches, tables and potted plants or pop-up shops in the space for people to enjoy, then remove everything when they stop paying the meter (usually a day or two). Some cities have ordinances that make extented exceptions for dumpsters, so activists will use dumpsters that have been cut down and repurposed as mobile gardens to leave for the length the ordinance will allow (six months in some places). In other places it is permanently sanctioned by municipalities as part of city beautification efforts, or can be done by businesses through a permit process.

    I would love to know what this is called in French.
     
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    Sounds like a fun idea, would like to see it in the UK, but far too many petty bureaucrats here for that to happen.
    Sorry no idea what they call it in France, probably don't have a name for it, just sitting outside the restaurant on a hot day.

    This was at Ile Saint-Louis slap bang in the middle of the Seine, surprisingly quiet when you realise Notre Dame is only a ten minute walk away
    One thing to try if you are there is the Berthillon ice cream, the best I have ever tasted anywhere
     
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    (Having trouble with thread quotes)
    Joe, I believe the translation for that is:

    Casse-toi lorsque nous déjeunons!
     

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