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Former hunting lodge of Napoleon III
Chalet du Lac, a historic & legendary place

Chalet du Lac, located at the edge of the Bois de Vincennes in Paris, is a historic institution dating back to the late 19th century. Originally designed as a hunting lodge under Napoleon III and then a guinguette to welcome the wood’s strollers, it quickly became renowned for its bucolic setting and convivial atmosphere. Featuring the most exotic and verdant terrace in the capital.

In 1860, Napoleon III ceded a part of the Bois de Vincennes to the city of Paris to transform this hunting ground into a place for strolling. The Parisians from the suburbs came there to cool off, play pétanque, and row on the Saint-Mandé Lake.

Chalet du Lac opened to the public in 1904. As a waterside guinguette, it became known for its large tango orchestras during the roaring twenties, its post-war popular dances, and the disco vibe that made its dance floors famous.

More recently, the renowned designer Philippe Starck added his touch by installing a monumental 3-ton disco ball at the center of Chalet du Lac’s dance hall, considered the largest disco ball in Europe.

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Chalet Restaurant du Lac

Restaurant with Terrace in Vincennes
The restaurant of Chalet du Lac
Cooking is the art of transforming ingredients into joy!
The art of fine dining at Chalet du Lac restaurant

Conceived as a large country guest house, Chalet du Lac combines the enhanced charm of a legendary place of old gatherings with a gourmet and festive program, half-retro, half-contemporary!

Chalet du Lac offers a new, tasty, and colorful menu, adjusted according to the desires of the moment. On the plate as well as at the terrace bars, healthy and tasty products, with Italian flavors.

From appetizers in the sun to a gourmet dinner among connoisseurs, the house welcomes its daytime guests and evening epicureans around a modern and friendly Trattoria-style offering.

Lunch on the terrace, brunch facing the lake, private dinner... Every weekend, Chalet du Lac opens the doors of its restaurant for a moment of friendliness, at the calm edge of the Woods, or facing the dance floor.

Lovers of beautiful dishes and epicureans: you have arrived in seventh heaven! With an open view of the Saint-Mandé lake, at the edge of the Bois de Vincennes, the Chalet du Lac restaurant is as much a feast for the mouth as it is a delight for the eyes.

An exceptional moment in a breathtaking setting. The decor matches the menu and allows one to escape for a meal far from the Parisian hustle. Discover the Chalet du Lac trattoria restaurant each weekend, for brunch and dinner.

The chef of Chalet du Lac

A chef that brings gastronomy to life

Our chef has decided to delight you; he has prepared the best dishes, a flagship of French cuisine. Let yourself be tempted by our healthy cooking.

Delicious recipes

Dishes that awaken the senses

Throughout your culinary experience, we will present you with succulent bistronomic dishes. Let yourself be charmed by the boldness of our culinary creations.

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Excellence on your plate

We offer homemade French cuisine with fresh, quality ingredients, which is why our menu changes daily with the seasons!

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Festive and danceable ambiance for unforgettable memories
The guinguette spirit where conviviality reigns supreme

Join us at the Chalet du Lac guinguette for magical moments of dance to the rhythm of music. Nestled in the heart of the Bois de Vincennes, our Parisian guinguette invites you to live unforgettable moments where life is good, in an idyllic and charming setting. Experience a true Parisian guinguette, where each moment is an invitation to joy. Whether you seek to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a few hours, enjoy a romantic dinner under the stars, or celebrate a special event with loved ones, the Chalet du Lac guinguette is the perfect place to savor the essence of celebration and friendship. A true celebration of life and sharing.

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Feel like dancing?

Do you feel like dancing and partying in Paris

Feel like dancing?

Join the electric atmosphere of our restaurant for unforgettable evenings on a 600m2 dance floor: tea dances, clubbing, swing, jazz, and disco await to make you groove to the rhythm of the music and enjoy exquisite dishes. Don’t miss the chance to dance and dine under the same roof!

Discover the ideal place where gastronomy meets music. Experience a unique culinary adventure while moving on the dance floor. Make your evening a memorable one with us!

A green setting in the capital

A green oasis in Paris

Escape the Parisian hustle and immerse yourself in a haven of peace: our restaurant is a jewel of nature in the heart of Paris, waiting for you to enjoy a unique culinary experience, where flavors and serenity meet. Come rediscover the pleasure of a meal amidst a lush garden, right in the city center.

An invitation to Parisians in search of tranquility? Enjoy a moment of culinary escape, surrounded by the beauty of nature. Let yourself be seduced by a green setting and refined dishes.

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Privatizing a restaurant in Paris 75012 ensures an unforgettable moment

Celebrate your events and privatize Chalet du Lac

If you wish to privatize our restaurant, come celebrate your most precious moments in the elegance of Chalet du Lac: birthdays, weddings, christenings, and more. With our privatization options, private lounges, and a magnificent terrace, we promise an idyllic and personalized setting to make your event unforgettable.

A premier destination. Offering privatization spaces, intimate lounges, and an enticing terrace, we guarantee a tailor-made experience, making Chalet du Lac your partner for celebrations.

Clubbing nights at Chalet du Lac, the festivities of Parisian nights

Dive into the festive ambiance of Paris

Experience the ultimate party in our festive restaurant: embark on legendary clubbing nights where the festive atmosphere, blazing DJ sets, and creative cocktails promise endless euphoria. Be part of the celebration and let every night become a memorable festivity.

Join the explosion of joy and celebration: our clubbing nights embody festivity, with breathtaking beats and a vibrant atmosphere. Get ready to dance till dawn.

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