15 Best (Typically French) Wine Bars in Paris (for Newbies and Tasters)

France and Paris are famous for the French gastronomy. It is one of the best parts of the French culture and it fascinates the whole world. People come to France from every country to taste French food. As it happens, wine bars concentrate on every taste of France; those are places truly dedicated to French gastronomy. They offer both food and drink, but you may feel lost when it comes to choosing which one to visit as there are so many! That’s why we decided to help you and select our 10 best wine bars of Paris.

 

1) Les Caves de Pragues

Not far from the Place de la Bastille in the 12th district, you will find Les Caves de Prague. It belongs to the category of bars you want to keep a secret as it is not well-known in the neighbourhood, especially compared to the Baron Rouge (Cf. infra), and yet they have nothing less.
When you come in, you will be welcomed by the smiling owner who will be pleased to help you choose your drink. Most of the wines are French, from different parts of the country. All of them are organic-certified, which guarantees their quality.

Address: 8 rue de Prague, 75012 Paris
Hours: from Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 11pm
Access via public transportation: Line 8, Ledru-Rollin

For more information, check the Facebook page.

 

2) Le 11e Domaine

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Credits: Le 11è domaine

A few meters away from Parmentier station on metro line 3, Le 11e Domaine is ready to welcome you for a magical savouring. Here, the wines come from every area of France, such as Bordeaux or Bourgogne, but there are also less famous wines on the menu such as foreign bottles from Chile, Argentina, or Australia. You can also buy whisky or rum, and the bar proposes oenology classes. They offer all kinds of services related to wine.

But the best wine bars also serve some delicious food, and Le 11e Domaine is no exception. You can order hearty cheese and ham trays, with numerous tasty cheese, coppa, and rosette slices.

Address: 14 Rue des Trois Bornes, 75011 Paris
Hours: from Tuesday to Sunday from 5pm to 1am.
Access via public transportation: Line 3, Parmentier
For more information, check the official website (French website).

 

3) La Cave à Michel

This bar is probably the most authentic and typically Parisian you can find in the city. This very small establishment on the rue Sainte-Marthe is almost a stereotype, with its skimpy counter and its tiny kitchen. Still, this is a wine temple, but it’s okay if you are not a wine specialist because Fabrice, the owner, is here to advise you. White wines from La Vallée de la Loire are lined up next to red wines from the Côtes du Rhône. Thanks to the average price of 8€, the bar is not too expensive and you can try the rosé; it is a cheap bottle with some real taste.

The tiny kitchen we spoke about earlier is run by chef, Romain Tischenko. He manages to cook great meals with attractive prices in a very small room. This bar is worthy of Bacchus, and it is a dream come true for every wine lover.

Address: 36 Rue Sainte-Marthe, 75010 Paris
Hours: from Wednesday to Sunday from 3pm to midnight
Access via public transportation: Lines 2 et 11, Belleville

For more information, check the Facebook page.

 

4) La Cave de Paul Bert

This is a luxurious bar, taking care of both appearances and content. Let’s talk about appearances first: the bar is very well-designed with a big and bright room; it is very modern. But the reason this cellar is famous is obviously its content. There is a large choice of wines amongst which are Vauthiers, Calekous, Cuzins, or there are many unknown names for the beginners, which will draw the attention of the true amateurs. For all wine lovers, those names vouch for the bar’s quality.

The Beaujolais are not alone, though, and some appetizers go with them, like Basque Pancetta or traditional ham. Although the bar is modern and spacious, the owner does not forget to speak with his customers, and this is important in a wine bar. Dialogue is at the heart of La Cave de Paul Bert.

Address: 16 Rue Paul Bert, 75011
Hours: from Monday to Saturday from noon to midnight except on Thursday from 5:30 pm to midnight
Access via public transportation: Line 8, Faidherbe – Chaligny

For more information, check the Facebook page.

 

5) Inaro

This is a luxurious bar, taking care of both appearances and content. Let’s talk about appearances first: the bar is very well-designed with a big and bright room; it is very modern. But the reason this cellar is famous is obviously its content. There is a large choice of wines amongst which are Vauthiers, Calekous, Cuzins, or there are many unknown names for the beginners, which will draw the attention of the true amateurs. For all wine lovers, those names vouch for the bar’s quality.

The Beaujolais are not alone, though, and some appetizers go with them, like Basque Pancetta or traditional ham. Although the bar is modern and spacious, the owner does not forget to speak with his customers, and this is important in a wine bar. Dialogue is at the heart of La Cave de Paul Bert.

Addresses:

38 Rue René Boulanger, 75010 Paris
Access via public transportation: Lines 3, 5, 8, 9 et 11, République

12 rue de Maubeuge, 75009 Paris
Access via public transportation: Lines 7, Cadet

Hours: From Monday to Friday from 8am to midnight, Saturday from 11am to 1am, Sunday from 11am to 5pm

For more information, check the official website.

 

6) Etna

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Credits:  Etna

To find a good wine bar with correct prices near Odéon is next to impossible. Indeed, the area is more famous for its tourist traps than for its wine bars. And yet, lost in the Rue Mazarine with its black front window, the Etna has opened its doors. Inside, the wooden panels and the exposed stones make a warm and welcoming atmosphere, completed by the funk music in the background.

All the wines of the Etna are organic, handpicked, and have aged according to tradition. There are more than 350 different wines in this bar.
The relationship with the owner is probably the best part when you stop here: he will advise you after he has listened carefully to your tastes. The boat-shaped counter can very quickly become crowded, especially since the menu includes chorizo, terrine or tapas, each of them with a suggestion of wine. This is definitely one of the best wine bars.

Address: 33 rue Mazarine, 75006 Paris
Access via public transportation: Lines 4 and 10, Odéon
Hours: from Tuesday to Saturday from 6.30pm to 2am.

For more information, check the official website (French website).

 

7) Septime La Cave

In the annex of the restaurant Le Septime, run by Bertrand Grébaud, is a wine bar. It is a well-known cellar in Paris, even Beyoncé has been there. The bar has the reputation of being elitist but it is not; when you walk in, you will see the waitresses putting white cards on a blackboard. Those cards are suggestions of the bar.

You will find white and red glasses from 5€, but also bottles of organic wines.

This wine cellar, being famous, is also a bit crowded, but you can still manage to find somewhere to sit, in a warm and cosy atmosphere. It is one of the best of Paris.

Address: 3 Rue Basfroi, 75011
Hours: Every day from 4pm to 11pm
Access via transportation: Line 9, Charonne

For more information, check the official website.

 

8) La Cave de Belleville

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Credits: La Cave de Belleville

The Cave de Belleville is wonderfully decorated, with its high and large windows, the exhibition of its bottles that are like art masterpieces, and the hams and saucisson hanging from the ceiling. Its night blue facade draws the eyes to the bar. It would be a shame not to stop here for a few moments. The staff is always available and capable to advise you if you are not a specialist or if you are undecided.

For the connoisseurs, there is a large choice of wines from every area of France, but also from South America or Africa, such as this South-African wine for 6€.

Of course, if you come here, you must be willing to put up with the price, but those wines are worth it and you will learn to savour them.

Address: 51 Rue de Belleville, 75019
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to midnight, Monday from 5pm to midnight, Sunday from 11:30am to 6:30pm
Access: Line 11, Pyrénées

For more information, check the official website.

 

9) Le Garde Robe

garde robe bar vin
Credits: Le Garde Robe

This well-tended bar awaits you in the 1st district ! Several wines are proposed by the barmen, each of them being a wine specialist. You will not find any great vintage like Saint-Emilion here: Le Garde Robe only serves wines from small producers. All of them come from organic but also “biodynamic” agriculture, which means the wine makers tried to enhance the relationships between the vine and the soil.

Thus, every wine has a particular taste, with a minerality and a savor very different from what you can find elsewhere. Besides, tapas and ham trays ensure this is one of the best wine bars of Paris.

Address: 41, Rue de l’Arbre-Sec, 75001
Hours: Monday from 16:00 to midnight, Tuesday to Friday from 12:15 to midnight, Saturday from 16:30 to midnight
Access via public transportation: Line 1, Louvre – Rivoli

For more information, check the Facebook page.

 

10) Le Baron Rouge

Le Baron Rouge
Credits: Le Baron Rouge

Le Baron Rouge is the place to go for all wine lovers of Paris, whether they are beginners or specialists. Well-known in the capital, this wine cellar knows how to seduce you with its vintages.

You are immediately welcomed by the rustic style of the bar, with its wooden furnishing, the bottles all along the walls, and the barrels piling up to the ceiling.

On Sundays, Le Baron Rouge serves fresh oysters with Sancerre (a white wine) or some red of his choice, always available with some ham trays. There is plenty of wine.

Address: 1 Rue Théophile Roussel, 75012
Hours: Monday from 5pm to 10pm, Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 2pm and 5pm to 10pm, Saturday from 10am to 10pm, Sunday from 10am to 4pm.
Access via transportation: Line 8, Ledru-Rollin

For more information, check the official website.

 

11) Poupée

Situated in the third arrondissement in a dead end of Paris’ capital, Poupée is a pretty bar that you must visit. You will find a menu with excellent wines, ham that directly comes from the Prince de Paris, labelled Perche sausage, really melting prosciutto di Parma, or Pouligny Saint-Pierre that you must absolutely taste.

Florian, the server and manager, will be there to answer your questions about the products. He even knows the history of each of the craftsmen. This will help you not to get lost and guide you towards products and wines that will surprise you. In addition, not to be missed: every Monday evening, there is “Lundi des potes”. These are themed evenings where everyone mixes. Finally, every fortnight, you can participate in a Blind Test.

In short, Poupée is much more than a wine bar! It is also a charming and welcoming place where you will not only drink good wines but also have fun as never before!

Address: 2 impasse Berthaud, 75003 Paris
Hours: Every day from 5pm to 2am
Access via transportation: Line 11, Rambuteau

For more information, check the Facebook page.

 

12) Le P’tit Cou de la Girafe

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Credits: Le P’tit Cou de la Girafe

Le P’tit Cou de la Girafe is a bar with a cocktail reception on rue Froment. This is a vintage bar with tables in pastel-coloured formica. Both a wine shop and an intimate bar, it is the perfect place to have a drink and taste good wine. The production line being irreproachable, here all the wines are clean and meticulously sorted and selected.

But it’s not just wine. You can also order boards or ask for Italian ham, 36-month parmesan ham, or a truffle cream burrata. Anything is possible to make the tasting exceptional. The small mouillettes are also available to remind you of the taste of childhood. It is one of the original aspects of Le P’tit Cou de la Girafe.

Address: 3 rue Froment, 75003 Paris
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 6pm to midnight
Access via transportation: Line 5, Bréguet – Sabin

For more information, check the Facebook page.

 

13) Les Petits Crus

petits crus bar vin
Credits: Les Petits Crus

With the aim of ensuring that the marriage between wine and cheese goes smoothly, Les Petits Crus makes it a point of honour to democratize them, to make them accessible to all, fun and free. This wine bar has, therefore, created truly unique couples so that you can enjoy the best tasting. They also offer cheeses made from raw milk and their wines are 100% organic.

A bite of melted cheese with truffles and a swig of this young wine with its surprising bite will allow you to play the role of apprentice oenologists and gastronomes. A small booklet is provided for each wine and cheese pairing, explaining anecdotes about the products and tips on how to enjoy them. So, you will not only taste but also learn. A great adventure for your taste buds!

Address: 13 rue Saint-Sabin, 75011 Paris
Hours: Monday to Saturday from 6pm to midnight.
Access via transportation: Line 5, Bréguet-Sabin

For more information, check the official website.

 

14) Le Petit Pan

In front of its counterpart, Le Grand Pan, Le Petit Pan offers bottles at a low price from 19 euros. There are more than 40 varieties to choose from, as well as indigenous grape varieties, organic and “natural” wines, mainly from the South.

At lunchtime, Le Petit Pan serves as a bistro and in the evening, it is more of a tapas bar. Feel free to take the lunch formula at 15 euros which is simply great: lentil soup, mayonnaise eggs, pig’s feet and veal kidneys in wine sauce. Le Petit Pan is distinguished by its low prices but also by the quality of its products.

Address: 18 rue Rosenwald, 75015 Paris
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 12pm to 2.30pm and from 7pm to 11.03pm
Access via transportation: Line 12, Convention, Line 13, Plaisance

For more information, check the official website (French website).

 

15) Le Petit Verdot

True Parisian temple, Le Petit Verdot was created by the Japanese sommelier, Hidé Ishizuka. Come and taste good Burgundy wines and good food. It is the ideal place for your group outings with friends or colleagues because Petit Verdot has a large space that can accommodate several people. The prices are also fair and the private club atmosphere may appeal to some.

Le Petit Verdot offers excellent wines to accompany your meal. The servers are at your disposal to give you advice on taste but also on quality. All dishes at Le Petit Verdot are made with fresh produce. Thus, at Le Petit Verdot, you will benefit from our reactivity, our experience and a rustic decoration.

Address: 75, rue du Cherche-Midi, 75006 Paris
Hours: Monday to Friday from 12:30 to 14:00 and from 19:30 to 22:00.
Access via transportation: Vaneau

For more information, check the official website (French website).

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