The Wine Bars of Paris

We get it, you’re classy. You prefer the finer things in life, the wine things in life, and so does Paris and well, all of France. Here, we pour wine practically from our backyards that’ll make your taste buds sing. Have enough, and you too might find yourself singing along.

Cave Vino Sapiens

Paris’ friend­liest wine guy is Thier­ry, who leads a pack of wine-nerds in the shad­ow of the Eif­fel Tow­er, a neigh­bor­hood which, to be hon­est, is usu­al­ly known for touristy medi­oc­rity. But here, among the bar­rels and bot­tles, are charm­ing Parisians wine experts who are shar­ing the spoils of their hunt– unique, small-batch, wines (some­times TOO small-batch, as when your dear Edi­tor fell in love with a white wine after our PARIS » D E F I N E D team par­ty there recent­ly and tot­tered back in to replen­ish my own ‘cave’ , it had all been claimed by in-the-know neighbors…dommage.) The truf­fled Croque Mon­sieur is what you came to Paris for…When the weath­er is nice, snatch the out­door seat­ing to peo­ple watch…

ADDRESS: 145 Rue Saint-Dominique (7th arr.)

MÉTRO: Ecole Mil­i­taire (line 8)

NEIGHBORHOOD:Eif­fel Tow­er / Trocadéro

PRICE:

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 6 31 02 46 16

DEETS: wine bar, cave, Eif­fel Tow­er, terrace

INSTAGRAM: @cavevinosapiens

A Lot Of Wine

Do you want to like nat­ur­al and bio­dy­nam­ic wines but you are afraid of com­ing out to skep­ti­cism and deri­sion? Some say nat­ur­al wines are (some­how) against the nature pre­scribed by God him­self. Fear not, You won’t be shunned at A Lot of Wine. (Or in le Marais in gen­er­al…) Out of the clos­et and into a deep selec­tion of some of Paris’ most inter­est­ing wines we go. You Edi­tor is nev­er not impressed, or at least intruguied by Jean-Noel and Bap­tis­te’s tal­ents for find­ing tru­ly unique bot­tles — that’s why they are at the top of the list. That, and a tru­ly rare phe­nom­e­non (at least in Paris): I always make a new friend here if I linger. My the­o­ry is that the pro­pri­etors set the tone (here, it’s upre­ten­tious and adven­tur­ous) and the clien­tele fol­lows, cre­at­ing a live­ly and friend­ly scene even in a neigh­bor­hood sat­u­rat­ed with wine bars (more of whom are not full all the time, I sus­pect due to the reverse of this expe­ri­ence…). Let ‘pet-nat’ (that’s petil­lant nat­ur­al or sprak­ling nat­ur­al) wines be your new BFF just a few min­utes from the Notre Dame. One of my favorite, laid-back out­door seat­ing areas for the sum­mer, just across from the Riv­er Seine and and the very bot­tom of the food­ie/­fash­ion/his­to­ry-nerd le Marais quarter.

ADDRESS: 54 Rue de l’Ho­tel de ville (4th arr.)

MÉTRO: Pont Marie (line 7), Saint-Paul (line 1), Hotel de Ville (lines 1, 11)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Le Marais

PRICE:

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions

NUMBER: +33 6 13 25 82 78

DEETS: wine bar, cave, wine tasting

INSTAGRAM: @lotofwine_paris

 

 

Pratz

Truf­fle, where have you been all my life? We came for the wine after a restau­ra­teur friend insist­ed we not miss Pratz. He was on to some­thing — we tried inter­est­ing and unex­pect­ed wines from far-flung wine regions but end­ed up inhal­ing a din­ner’s worth of their cheeses and hams (truf­fled ham!) before the night was over. Din­ner be damned, we ram­paged through their wine list glass by glass, with each one worth going back for. In faux-seedy Pigalle, a har­bor from the stormy nightlife scene.

ADDRESS: 59 Rue Jean-Bap­tiste Pigalle (9th arr.)

MÉTRO: Pigalle (lines 2, 12), Saint-Georges (line 12), Blanche (line 2)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Pigalle

PRICE:

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 1 77 10 67 03

DEETS: wine bar, nat­ur­al wines

INSTAGRAM: @pratz_paris

 

Buvette Gastrothèque

From eggs and espres­so to cock­tails and can­dle­light, Buvette Gas­trotheque oper­ates as part restau­rant, part bar, and part café. Since 2012, they have been sourc­ing local prod­ucts from mar­kets around Pigalle South (eeew don’t say SoPi, this isn’t NYC and we like it that way…)to bring you heart­warm­ing dish­es, refresh­ing drinks, and a fine wine selec­tion from all across France. 

ADDRESS: 28 Rue Hen­ry Mon­nier (9th arr.)

MÉTRO: Pigalle (lines 2, 12) or Saint-Georges (line 12)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Pigalle

PRICE:

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions

NUMBER: 01 44 63 41 71

DEETS: wine bar, French restau­rant, café

INSTAGRAM: @buvettenyc

Caves Legrand

Caves Legrand is a classy restau­rant and wine bar locat­ed in the 2nd arrondisse­ment and has been a wine mer­chant since 1945. They offer wine tast­ings and excep­tion­al views of Galerie Vivi­enne along with fine food pair­ings to accen­tu­ate the experience.

ADDRESS: 1 rue de la Banque (2nd arr.)

MÉTRO: Bourse (line 3) or Pyra­mides (lines 7, 14)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Bourse

PRICE: €€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 1 42 60 07 12

DEETS: wine bar, restau­rant, wine tasting

Aux Deux Amis

Locat­ed in the 11th arrondisse­ment, Aux Deux Amis has a grand selec­tion of wine, not to men­tion deli­cious tapas such as their soup du jour and any­thing-but-clas­sic (but still amaz­ing­ly deli­cious) baguette sand­wich­es. There is space to eat out­doors when the weath­er is nice, and it also makes for easy take-away food.

ADDRESS: 45 Rue Oberkampf (11th arr.)

MÉTRO: Par­men­tier (line 3) or Oberkampf (lines 5, 9)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Oberkampf/­Folie-Méri­court

PRICE:  

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions

NUMBER: +33 6 16 72 85 15

DEETS: tapas, wine cellar

INSTAGRAM: @auxdeuxamis

La Belle Hortense

With its pret­ty blue exte­ri­or, La Belle Hort­ense is a great place to escape the bus­tle of La Marais and set­tle down with a good book and a glass of wine. They often host lit­er­ary events and read­ings and you can buy wine by the glass, bot­tle, or carafe. The walls are lined with bot­tles and quite a few rare books, so this tends to be a bookworm’s dream.

ADDRESS: 31 Rue Vieille du Tem­ple (4th arr.)

MÉTRO: Hôtel de Ville (lines 1, 11)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Le Marais

PRICE: €€  

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 1 42 74 59 70

DEETS: wine bar, book read­ings, lit­er­a­ture bar

INSTAGRAM: @labellehortense

Au Nouveau Nez

As a nat­ur­al wine cel­lar and authen­tic Ital­ian bistro, Au Nou­veau Nez is a great stop to grab a bite to eat as well as a bot­tle of wine from its vast selec­tion. The bot­tles line the walls from floor to ceil­ing, cocoon­ing you in a peace­ful space per­fect for catch­ing up with a friend.

ADDRESS: 104 Rue Saint-Maur (11th arr.)

MÉTRO: Par­men­tier (line 3)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Oberkampf/­Folie-Méri­court

PRICE: €€

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions

NUMBER: +33 1 43 55 02 30

PRIVATIZATION: +33 6 60 42 89 89

DEETS: wine cel­lar, Ital­ian bistro

INSTAGRAM: @au_nouveau_nez

Café de la Nouvelle Mairie

Tucked away in a lane locat­ed near the Pan­théon, Café de la Nou­velle Mairie is a time­less café where you can pur­chase wine by the carafe and enjoy excel­lent bistro cui­sine. The café has kept its name as one of the first low-sul­fur wine estab­lish­ments and con­tin­ues to be known in the nat­ur­al wine world.

ADDRESS: 19 Rue des Fos­sés Saint-Jacques (5th arr.)

MÉTRO: Car­di­nal Lemoine (line 10) or Lux­em­bourg (RER B)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Pan­théon

PRICE:

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions

NUMBER: +33 1 44 07 04 41

DEETS: wine bar, nat­ur­al wine

Ô Chateau

With a wine menu 30 pages long, you’re sure to find one to your lik­ing. Their Head Som­me­li­er likes to select wines with a sto­ry to tell, and 80% of the wines are organ­ic, bio­dy­nam­ic, or veg­an. The restau­rant has deli­cious appe­tiz­ers and plate selec­tions to go with a glass (or bot­tle??) of wine.

ADDRESS: 68 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1st arr.)

MÉTRO: Éti­enne Mar­cel (line 4)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Lou­vre

PRICE

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 1 44 73 97 80

DEETS: wine bar, wine tast­ing, restau­rant, din­ner. fancy

La Buvette

With an adorable baby blue exte­ri­or, La Buvette hous­es a fine selec­tion of wines as well as small plates. It might be small and quaint, but every­thing from their latkes to their French-ified burg­ers are excel­lent pair­ings for a glass of wine.

ADDRESS: 67 rue Saint Maur (11th arr.)

MÉTRO: Rue Saint-Maur (line 3) or Saint-Ambroise (line 9)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Oberkampf/­Folie-Méri­court

PRICE:

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: 09 83 56 94 11

DEETS: wine cel­lar, closed Mon­day-Wednes­day, small plates

INSTAGRAM: @la.buvette.paris

L’Avant Comptoir du Marché

Under the arch­es of the Marché Saint-Ger­main is the pret­ty ter­race of L’Avant Comp­toir du Marché. The patio has a wel­com­ing atmos­phere where you can drink or choose a snack from one of the 60 small plates avail­able. There is no lack of options for organ­ic wines to pur­chase by the glass or the bottle.

ADDRESS: 14 Rue Lobineau (6th arr.)

MÉTRO: Mabil­lon (line 10)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Jardin du Luxembourg/Odéon

PRICE:

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions

NUMBER: +33 1 44 27 07 97

DEETS: hotel restau­rant, ter­race, wine bar, open daily

INSTAGRAM: @yves_camdeborde

Lapérouse Cave

This secret cel­lar was saved by the floods of 1910 and is a part of the lux­u­ri­ous Lapérouse restau­rant. With wines from near­ly 800 regions of France, there is bound to be a bot­tle that you’ll love. The Cave has two hid­den lounges: the Veuve Clic­quot with its large tast­ing table, and the Salon d’Hôte for new and inti­mate viti­cul­ture experiences.

ADDRESS: 51 Quai des Grands Augustins (6th arr.)

MÉTRO: Saint-Michel Notre-Dame (line 4)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Berges de Seine

PRICE: €€€€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 1 43 26 68 04

DEETS: secret wine cel­lar, wine tast­ing, closed Sun­day, by reser­va­tion only, luxury

INSTAGRAM: @laperous_paris

La Cave de Belleville

La Cave de Belleville is a wine bar and cel­lar in a refur­bished leather sup­ply shop, and they’ve con­tin­ued the spir­it by keep­ing the orig­i­nal fur­ni­ture and exposed brick wall. It has real rus­tic charm and they offer organ­ic or bio­dy­nam­ic viti­cul­ture wines. Every third Thurs­day, they orga­nize a the­mat­ic tast­ing event for up to 20 peo­ple with an assort­ment of wines, meats, and cheeses.

ADDRESS: 51 Rue de Belleville (19th arr.)

MÉTRO: Belleville (lines 2, 11)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Belleville

PRICE: €€

HOW TO BOOK: online, reserve wine tast­ing by email: 51@lacavedebelleville.com

NUMBER: +33 1 40 34 12 95

DEETS: wine cel­lar, gro­cery store, wine bar, wine tast­ing, open daily

INSTAGRAM: @lacavedebelleville

Le Canon d’Achille

Locat­ed in the 19th arrondisse­ment, Le Canon d’Achille offers a selec­tion of qual­i­ty (and large­ly nat­ur­al) wines, along with a deli­cious selec­tion of small plates and gourmet plat­ters to either eat on site or take-away. Come enjoy the out­side ter­race on a sun­ny day or the warm atmos­phere of the wine bar.

ADDRESS: 76 Boule­vard de la Vil­lette (19th arr.)

MÉTRO: Colonel Fabi­en (line 2)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Canal de l’Ourcq / La Villette

PRICE: €€

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions

NUMBER: +33 1 44 52 96 53

DEETS: wine cel­lar, wine bar, closed Sun­day, small ter­race, restaurant

INSTAGRAM: @canondachille

Dilettantes Cave à Champagne

Dilet­tantes Cave à Cham­pagne is a cham­pagne shop that hosts 25 Cham­pagne vine­yards mak­ing over 130 cham­pagne selec­tions to choose from to take home or to try at a Cham­pagne tast­ing. They offer lunch tast­ings, gourmet ter­roir tast­ings, and even caviar tast­ings. Each week they also offer à la carte tast­ings with each glass start­ing at 9€.

ADDRESS: 22 Rue de Savoie (6th arr.)

MÉTRO: Saint-Michel Notre-Dame (line 4)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Saint-Ger­main-des-Prés

PRICES: €€

HOW TO BOOK: for groups of 10–18, online

NUMBER: +33 1 70 69 98 68

DEETS: cham­pagne shop, wine cel­lar, open Tues­day-Sat­ur­day, wine tasting

INSTAGRAM: @dilettantes.paris

Déviant

In a small yet mighty space, Déviant is an open kitchen restau­rant serv­ing up gourmet cui­sine from renowned chef Pierre Touitou and his part­ner Arnoud Lacombe. Every­thing is eas­i­ly edi­ble by fin­gers or a slice of bread to accom­mo­date for the small space and like­ly-hood that you’ll be stand­ing up at the mar­ble bar top. They’ve expand­ed to a small ter­race where you can enjoy a glass of wine or arti­sanal beer on warm days.

ADDRESS: 39 Rue des Petites Écuries (10th arr.)

MÉTRO: Château d’Eau (line 4)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Faubourg Saint-Denis

PRICE: €€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 1 48 24 66 79

DEETS: restau­rant, tapas, wine bar, small ter­race, open daily

INSTAGRAM: @deviantgram

Verjus Bar à Vins

Locat­ed in the 1st arrondisse­ment, Ver­jus Bar à Vins is a small and clas­sic wine bar tucked under their restau­rant, Ver­jus. With an arched brick ceil­ing and tall bar top, the space feels inti­mate and per­fect for two people.

ADDRESS: 52 Rue de Riche­lieu (1st arr.)

MÉTRO: Pyra­mides (lines 7, 14)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Lou­vre

PRICE:

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 1 42 97 54 40

DEETS: wine bar, open Mon­day-Fri­day, small plates, French

INSTAGRAM: @verjusparis

Frenchie Bar à Vins

Locat­ed in the 2nd arrondisse­ment, Frenchie Bar à Vins is a place with a friend­ly atmos­phere where you can come to eat alone or with oth­ers. They boast an assort­ment of deli­cious dish­es like fresh pas­ta and ter­rines as well as a fine selec­tion of wines you can pur­chase by the glass or bottle.

ADDRESS: 6 Rue du Nil (2nd arr.)

MÉTRO: Sen­tier (line 3)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Sentier/Covered Passages/Bourse

PRICE:

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: tbd

DEETS: French cui­sine, open dai­ly, wine bar

INSTAGRAM: @frenchieruedunil

Septime La Cave

Locat­ed in the 11th arrondisse­ment, Sep­time La Cave is a wine cel­lar that offers tast­ing on site or take away. They boast a vari­ety of nat­ur­al wines includ­ing white, red, and moun­tain wines, as well as a “slate of the moment” offer­ing the likes of Span­ish wagyu beef, spe­cial­ty cheeses, and Ardèche sausage.

ADDRESS: 3 Rue Bas­froi (11th arr.)

MÉTRO: Charonne (line 9)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Bastille/Arsenal

PRICE: €€€

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions

NUMBER: +33 1 43 67 14 87

DEETS: wine cel­lar, open dai­ly, wine tasting

INSTAGRAM: @septimeparis

La Cave à Michel

A clas­si­cal­ly small and inti­mate wine bar, La Cave à Michel is the place to get cozy with your fel­low din­ers. There’s a long steel bar top to set your tapas, but be pre­pared to stand and hold your glass of wine.

ADDRESS: 36, rue Sainte-Marthe (10th arr.)

MÉTRO: Belleville (lines 2, 11) or Colonel Fabi­en (line 2)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Place Sainte-Marthe / Combat

PRICE: €€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 1 42 45 94 47

DEETS: wine bar, wine cel­lar, tapas bar

INSTAGRAM: @lacavemichel

Le Barav’

Locat­ed in the 3rd arrondisse­ment and in the heart of the Le Marais, Le Bar­av’ offers a good selec­tion of wines as well as meat and cheese boards. The wine bar boasts out­door seat­ing and ample indoor din­ing from high-top tables and bar seat­ing to more inti­mate tables with cozy cush­ioned chairs.

ADDRESS: 6 Rue Charles-François Dupuis (3rd arr.)

MÉTRO: République (lines 3, 5, 8, 9, 11)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Haut Marais

PRICE: €€

HOW TO BOOK: large par­ties only, online

NUMBER: +33 1 48 04 57 59

DEETS: clas­sic French, closed Sun­day-Mon­day, wine bar

INSTAGRAM: @lebaravparis

La Cave Du Paul Bert

With a neon red sign, La Cave Du Paul Bert is hard to miss as you walk through the 11th arrondisse­ment. Yet anoth­er small and nar­row wine bar, there is room to eat small plates stand­ing at the wood­en bar or poten­tial­ly snag a seat on the terrace.

ADDRESS: 16 rue Paul Bert (11th arr.)

MÉTRO: Rue des Boulets (line 9), Charonne (line 9) or Faid­herbe-Chaligny (line 8)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Faidherbe/Charonne/Aligre

PRICE: €€

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions

NUMBER: tbd

DEETS: wine bar, open dai­ly, small plates, French cuisine

INSTAGRAM: @lacavepaulbert

Le Garde Robe

Estab­lished in 2006, Le Garde Robe is one of Paris’ first nat­ur­al wine bars. They are com­mit­ted to serv­ing clas­sic wines but also boast lit­tle-known and orig­i­nal selec­tions. Browse dish­es that their chef Nigel cre­ates with prod­ucts found from local, organ­ic mar­kets, or go with their famous “Croque du garde” char­cu­terie board.

ADDRESS: 41 Rue de l’Ar­bre Sec (1st arr.)

MÉTRO: Lou­vre – Riv­o­li (line 1)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Lou­vre

PRICE: €€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 1 49 26 90 60

DEETS: wine bar, din­ing cel­lar, organ­ic, open dai­ly, lunch, French cuisine

INSTAGRAM: @legarderobe

Monsieur Henri

Mon­sieur Hen­ri is a love­ly neigh­bor­hood wine bar locat­ed in the 3rd arrondisse­ment. They offer a vari­ety of char­cu­terie boards, small plates, and wine by the glass. Red and white met­al racks hang behind the bar to show off the cur­rent wine selec­tion, and the long bar top is a per­fect perch to sit alone or with a friend.

ADDRESS: 8 Rue de Picardie (3rd arr.)

MÉTRO: Arts et Métiers (lines 3, 11)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Haut Marais

PRICE: €€

HOW TO BOOK: no reser­va­tions

NUMBER: +33 1 57 40 67 76

DEETS: wine bar, lunch, din­ner, small plates, charcuterie

Péniche la Bougeotte

Wine on the water? Yes please! Long time salt­wa­ter sailor Charles Dela­lande opened his dream of com­bin­ing water and wine in 2016 with La Bougeotte. The idea was to share prod­ucts and wines from var­i­ous regions local­ly and across urban and rur­al com­mu­ni­ties in a more eco­nom­ic fash­ion. The on-board cel­lar is made up of 60–80 wine selec­tions avail­able to sip while on board or take home, along with oth­er cock­tails and a small smat­ter­ing of dishes.

ADDRESS: Canal de l’Our­cq (19th arr.)

MÉTRO: Lau­mière (line 5)

NEIGHBORHOOD: Canal de l’Ourcq / La Villette

PRICE: €€

HOW TO BOOK: online

NUMBER: +33 7 67 72 99 01

DEETS: wine cel­lar, barge, on the water, open Fri­day-Sun­day, organ­ic, local­ly-grown, tast­ing work­shops, live music, event space

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