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Taverne Henry IV is a tiny wine bar with a history that dates back to 1885 and is probably the oldest wine bar in the neighborhood. Freshly baked pies, charcuterie and cheese platters are excellent accompaniments with their impressive wine list. It is indeed a charming riverside tavern to drink with friends.
Visit this wonderful bar if you're interested in fine wines. There are even wine-tasting classes (some in English) during the day, while the bar itself offers wines by the glass and by the bottle for tastings in the evenings. The menu is made up of small bites of excellent terroir delicacies to enjoy with glasses of wine; the menu and wines change frequently, so every trip is a surprise. The smaller rooms can be reserved for private parties, and the wine cellar atmosphere is sure to bring ambiance to any party or event.
Enjoy the rich traditional flavors of France at Ma Bourgogne. Sit under the Louis XIII arcades and enjoy the warm sunshine in peace, with a smooth glass of wine for company. Replenish your energy after exploring Le Marais with wholesome dishes like filet de bœuf, steak tartare and more. What a way to savor the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of beautiful France! However, one thing interesting is that Ma Bourgogne does not accepts credit cards, so come here with a wallet full of notes.
Serge Mathieu and his wife Helen shed their architectural skin to follow their oenophilic passion. Having taken over the lovely wine bar, La Cremerie, that is replete with hand-painted ceilings, antique furniture and 19th-century charm, La Grande Cremerie is an extension of the same philosophy. The decor illustrates Helen's good taste and background in design and features unpolished tables from Belgium, rustic accents, unrefined stone walls, soft lighting and eclectic lamps. The cellar boasts over 400 wine varieties from local producers across France. Share a platter of oysters or charcuterie, as well as classic terrines and gourmet accompaniments. Your bill is delivered in a vintage vinyl record cover, which makes for a quirky accessory.
Registered as a historic monument in France, La Palette manages to combine its storied past with a hip, happening present. Artists, both international and French, frequent this cafe for its built-in Parisian aura, as well as its delightful terrace overlooking the street. Part restaurant, part cafe and part wine bar, patrons convene here to indulge pontificate about the arts over a meal and choice beverage.
A visit to La Cremerie is an experience in itself, what with its glass ceiling, while marble walls and wooden furniture. There is a quaint charm about the place that beckons one to it. Try out the many different varieties of wines matched with an even more indomitable menu of delicious bites like Camembert Cheese and Smoked Trout Turrine that take your heart away. One can buy the entire bottles of the wines or just taste a few of the rare specimens. The staff are well-versed in the knowledge of the many labels that they serve and are glad to help.
La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels is the brainchild of the group responsible for several of Paris' unrivaled watering holes in 6th Arrondissement. Located in the hip locality off Marché Saint Germain, the wine bar makes a great addition to the city's thriving wine scene. The thoughtfully-selected vino collection spans across 300 varieties, which pair beautifully with charcuterie platters. The decor is sophisticated, with blue walls, intimate lights, a cozy fire place, chic accents and interesting upholstery. A contemporary version of a quintessential Parisian establishment, the space exudes a nightclub-esque appeal.
An elegant 17th-century building houses this fine wine bar in the 1st Arrondisement. Just steps away from the Palais Royale and other fine attractions, Les Fines Gueules offers its diners a moment of peace and tranquility spent sipping fine wines from around the world. The classic decor of stone and bricks adds to the old-world charm that it exudes. The cheerful terrace can seat 25 people and is the first choice of seating for diners. There are three rooms especially reserved for private functions. Do not forget to partake of the excellent meals that are served here too.
The subterranean Chez Georges' atmosphere is warm and familial, and the wine (by the glass) is quite inexpensive. And what's more, there's dancing until 2am! This little wine bar is a perfectly agreeable hybrid that breaks all the rules. Fabulous! Old customers talk and play chess by the counter, and younger night birds have a drink in the cellar. The decor is very nice with its 1930s posters and its old sofas.
Sit in this 16th-century ambience and gulp down large glasses of your favorite whites and reds. This wine bar is located in the center of the financial district and it serves 250 kinds of wine including a dozen that you can taste by the glass. Lunch time is the busiest, comprising of a fixed price lunch. Some of the daily specials include Lamb Brochette with Cumin and Lyonnaise Sausage in Truffled Vinaigrette. For dessert try the sinful Chocolate Terrine.
Verjus is a laid-back wine bar in the 1st Arrondissement. Its stone walls and diffused lighting give it a rustic charm that makes it the perfect place to enjoy one of their excellent wines. If you find yourself getting hungry, they have a menu of small dishes to go with your drink. Items like buttermilk fried chicken and an assorted cheese plate are the perfect accompaniment for a glass of good wine.
Even the French will get fooled when dining at Juveniles. Restaurateur Tim Johnston is a Scot whose café-bar has an acquired French feel to it. Accompanied with wine, a variety of tapas are served. All meals are exotic and have flavors from across the continent. Gorge on the sausages, salmon, potatoes or the non-French cheese. Johnston's a real wine connoisseur so let him choose the best wine for you. After a meal, choose from a variety of Cuban cigars to end a true gourmet meal.