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In Vierzon, the guinguette is settling in this Sunday, in a new tourist area near the canal

A year and a half ago, the Vierzon Roads Operations Center left its building on the Quai du Bassin to move to the Route de Tours. This building is now owned by the community of communes Vierzon Sologne Berry, which wishes to make it a real tourist center.

Every Sunday, until August 28

From this afternoon, the guinguette du canal will take up residence in its new setting, with a real parquet floor. “You can come and dance every Sunday until August 28,” says François Dumon, president of the community of communes. Access to the guinguette remains free.

Not only will a bar be installed during the guinguette but in addition, a catering service will be offered on Saturday evening (French-Japanese cuisine) and Sunday lunchtime and evening (family cuisine). It is Matteo Cordier, the manager of the restaurant l’Ellipse, at Les Forges, who will be in the kitchen.

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The new space covers 3,000 square meters. The cost for the community of municipalities amounts to 78,000 euros. The dancers will have more space, since the dance floor now covers 120 square meters, compared to 100 square meters when it was under the barnum, on the edge of the Berry canal.

The only downside is that the dancers won’t see the canal directly, as it passes right by. “There will be an exhibition lent by the Association for the reopening of the Canal de Berry (Arécabe), delays Magali Touratier, director of the tourism and congress service of the community of communes. As a result, we will still have a view of the water. In addition, we have a magnificent view of the Notre-Dame church. »

“This project would allow us to discover our heritage. »

Be that as it may, the guinguette is only a stage. The community of municipalities plans to make this space “a real place of life”, in the words of François Dumon. The community is currently working on cycle loops towards Graçay and Neuvy-sur-Barangeon, from the Berry canal by bike. “This project would allow us to discover our heritage. This new tourist area will also be occupied by the Vierzon tourist office, which will be relocated there on Sundays (from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.), in July and August. On Sunday morning, the office will remain open in the city center.

For now, only the guinguette and the tourist office will therefore occupy the new space. But that should change. Moreover, the Association for the reopening of the Berry canal had the privilege of previewing, last Saturday and Sunday, this place for the Biefs en écluses event. “It’s magnificent and it’s much more pleasant than the barnums, considers André Barre, the president of the Arecabe. These are premises worthy of a town like Vierzon. Our colleagues from Orléans really appreciated it. Can not wait for next year. »

Practice. The Canal Guinguette. Musical entertainment and refreshment bar. Every Sunday, from 3 to 6 p.m., until August 28, Quai du Bassin in Vierzon. Catering on Saturday, from 7 p.m. to midnight; Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to midnight.


Sundays in June.?12: Sébastien Lecoin. 19: Pascal-Thomas. 26: Ysoline Ttrichot. Sundays in July.?13: Henri Ortiz. 10: Pascal-Thomas. 17: Ysoline Trichot. 24: Laurent Berroyer. 31: Copter Musette. Sundays in August. 7: Michel Pasquet. 14: Musette Sunday. 21: Henry Ortiz. 28: Pascal-Thomas.

Benoit Morin


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