The development of the means of conveyance, in particular the railway allowed the Parisians to go outside the capital more easily.In 1906, the laws about the Sunday rest allowed a more important population of employees and workmen to accede to leisure .
Dozens of "guinguettes" appeared on the banks of the river Seine and Marne . People drank, ate , danced and sang, very happy to be together . The "guinguettes" brought boaters and rowing lovers . But the greatest attraction of the "guinguettes" was dance . Waltz, polka, mazurka, Scottish dances replaced the traditional dances . Accordion music, tango and swing music appeared later .
At the end of the 19è century Nogent sur Marne welcomed a lot of Italian immigrants who brought with them the "fisarmonica": the accordion . This instrument grew on in all the "guinguettes", at "Mimi la Sardine" as well as at "petit Robinson " in Joinville le Pont .
Merci à Elodie J pour la traduction de ce texte.