La Guinguette is a particularly place.
There is wood, all polished by human activity.
There is swing to sit.
Stools of pub.
wrought iron, sculpted. Modeled table legs.
Peace for view.
And English people.
Because this place is look like an English pub with smelling of “français” of beginning of century.
With industrious waitresses. With cockiness by their way. With really good plates.
It’s just a really change of scene in heart of Lille, french town in the Nord of France. And an English man who have respect for himself, know to find this kind of oasis of calm which is an usual thing in his country, every where, especially in London, of course. He gets back a little of this courtesy that broadcasts always admired nature, and appreciates this discreet and perfect fulfilling pleasure. He comes back in his country, satisfied to see than, even here, in this France so “rude“*, he have been able to inspire “a little bit spirit of British courtesy“*…
So, I give you this advice : When you come in France, follow English people.
* In English in the french text – rude is also a french word to say tough…