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Great Wine Caves to Try Right Now in Paris

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Updated: 6 April 2017

Whether you’re looking for a classic bottle to impress a date or a natural wine produced with the environment in mind, these Parisian wine caves have it all. Don’t fret if you’re not a wine expert, the professionals at these haunts will help find the right bottle for you. Some of them even have adjoining restaurants to try a range of their selections and also feast on delectable treats in the process.

Legrand Filles et Fils

Stepping into the world of Legrand Filles et Fils is a treat for wine enthusiasts looking for unique bottles to add to their own collection or share with friends. In the gorgeous covered passage of Galerie Vivienne, the wine cave is equally stunning. Prices do run a little high, but some of the most elegant wines of the city are here in their caves. The lower level also has a restaurant serving authentic French fare to accompany their wine selection. The entire experience is simply majestic.

Legrand Filles et Fils, 1 Rue de la Banque, 75002 Paris, France, +33 1 42 60 07 12

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Courtesy of Caves Legrand

La Cave des Papilles

On rue Daguerre, La Cave des Papilles is quite a contrast to the more traditional wine caves of Paris. Focusing on natural wines only, the house rejects the processed wines typical of Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) standards in favor of wholesome small-scale production. They believe in supporting true wine masters and lovers dedicated to natural and environmentally friendly methods of production. The cave regularly has wine tastings with the masters who produced the wines. A very friendly spot for lovers of natural products and those curious about the wine-making process.

La Cave des Papilles, 35 Rue Daguerre, 75014 Paris, France, +33 1 43 20 05 74

Le Barav

Located close to the lively Oberkampf, Le Barav is an excellent choice for not breaking the bank or compromising on quality. You can pick up a bottle next door at the cave and bring it into the restaurant to share over a charcuterie or cheese platter. Their professionals are dedicated to helping customers find the right bottle for the occasion and price, so don’t feel you need to be an expert to shop the cave. They shelve wines from over 300 wineries and starting from just four euros.

Le Baray, 6 Rue Charles-François Dupuis, 75003 Paris, France, +33 1 48 04 57 59

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© Emilie Heyl

Le Vin au Vert

Le Vin au Vert has a dedicated following of regulars that enjoy their cave à manger. The establishment’s shelves boast more than 200 natural wines; many of which are from independent producers. Be careful when you step into the warm establishment, the heavenly menu will be sure to tempt you into purchasing more than one bottle of wine.

Le Vin au Vert, 70 Rue de Dunkerque, 75009 Paris, France, +33 1 83 56 46 93

5e Cru

Located in the lively Latin Quarter, 5e Cru is a favorite of students in the area. Listen to vinyl and corks popping all night long among a mix of locals and tourists by candlelight. The cave à manger offers a wide selection of wines from throughout France and an inviting atmosphere in which to enjoy them.

5e, 7 Rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris, France, +33 1 40 46 86 34