I have a partner in crime who agrees that all apéros ought to be backed with live music… making our routine catch-ups revolve around wine, charcuterie and a soundtrack, which leave me feeling as relaxed as I imagine one would be, having had their brain gently massaged.
I left the UK over four years ago, and one thing I certainly don’t miss is their obsession of cloning all of their high streets, so this brazenly named avenue de France with its Pret a Manger, H&M, Starbucks and [copy/paste/snore] repulses me.
Approach Le Trac from the Seine so you can avoid the dull grey brick road and despite its modern, stock exterior, the happy hour, tapas, and burgers will welcome you. Check their website and Facebook page for their programme, and if you’re expecting music, make yourself comfortable on the sofa downstairs by the stage, where you’ll be treated to some pop, gospel, jazz…oh, and did I mention it’s free?
So mix up those weekly apéros on the terrace, and if you’re in the 13th arrondissement and fancy a melodic break, consider going here and with that I’m going to leave you with my favourite quote from ‘Immortality’,
“Music: a pump for inflating the soul”
I couldn’t agree more, Mr. Kundera.