One of the French’s favorite combinations is cheese, bread, and wine, or charcuterie (inlaid like salami and hams). I confess that it is also one of my darling combos here in France. Super blends with the bars and their classic terraces. So, once in French soil, you can not fail to test this delight! I’ve sorted out some wine bar addresses I’ve tried and that you can go for good. 😉
Wine bar suggestions to try in Paris
Located on the outskirts of Pont Neuf, this wine bar still preserves a more local than tourist vibe. The place is not very big, but it is excellent, and the attendants are friendly and speak English. You have a lot of wine and food options to try. I love the truffled cheese, smoked tuna, and jambon de bœuf from Galicia.
As for wines, bottle prices range from 26 euros to 80 euros (large bottle for groups). A tip for choosing wine is to talk to an attendant and say what you like best (white, red, rosé, lighter or fuller, etc.).
Address: 10 Rue Dauphine, 75006 Paris
Here we have a “cave” (wine cellar), which is a wine bar too, where you can choose your wine from a rack full of options. Like when you go to the market, get to the drinks section and pick your wine. The difference is that you can drink right there, seated and accompanied by a cured meat or cheese board, or other delicacies.
In addition to wines, there is a menu of cocktails and other alcoholic beverages. But let’s agree that the place demands a good wine, right?! For cocktails, I suggest other places like the secret Paris’ bars, which are excellent.
Address: 51 Rue Notre Dame de Nazareth, 75003 Paris
With a super original concept, this bar has a treadmill on the counter where you pass several plates to pinch while drinking a glass of wine – reminiscent of a Japanese restaurant sushi dishes are moving on a conveyor belt.
Among the many options are cheeses, salami, hams, pates, among others. Then you can choose and pick the one that suits you the most. The value of each dish is unique and leaves 5 euros.
Also, the place is friendly, with a modern decoration and low light that makes the atmosphere more intimate. It is an excellent choice for both couples and groups of friends.
Address: 12 Rue de Turbigo, 75001 Paris
One more, which is a mixed wine cellar and bar. Situated in the lively République district, Le Barav has something exciting for those who don’t know wines by name. You pay a tasting fee that allows you to taste several wines before you buy, plus an enology course on request.
In the evenings, what is really successful is the wine cellar bar with tables inside and outside (excellent for summer days).
There is a menu full of tasty little things to eat alone or share and pair with wines. I highly recommend ordering the Croque Jambon truffle, comté, confit d’oignon, warm mixed type, but with truffled cheese that gives it a special touch.
Address: 6 Rue Charles-François Dupuis, 75003 Paris
I haven’t tried this wine bar yet, but my father-in-law – who is a wine lover – has recommended me a thousand times, so I thought it was fair to share with you. Even because I put it on my list of places to test. Situated on the outskirts of the Catacombs of Paris, it is a small, rustic-decorated place with excellent wines and delicious options. In general, the prices are correct, neither mega-expensive nor super cheap.
Address: 146 Rue du Château, 75014 Paris
♦ TIP: If you are not a wine expert (my case), my suggestion is to have a wine tasting with explanations. Several wineries do this, and most often in French and/or English. I recommend the company Gastronomos which gives more than basic explanations, does a traveling wine tasting and so in addition to tasting wines, you discover more than one bar/cellar.
For now, these are the addresses I recommend to include in your Paris tour. But the idea is always to update this list with more options. Then save this post to your favorites. 😉
Got any wine bar suggestions? Put it in the comments hehe.