5 wine bars
1) Caves Legrand
Step through the doors of caves Legrand and you step into history because this magnificent place has been an institution for five generations. After a quick visit of the deli sit down at the bar for a tasting, surrounded by bottles with mythical names and ask the sommelier for some assistance. The emphasis is on sharing and passing on information. That said, the discovery of some unknown wines along with some delicious snacks will only make you want to do one thing: return for more.
2) Le Baron Rouge
This popular wine bar, near Marché d’Aligre, is very busy on Sundays towards lunch. After doing their shopping the regulars like to stand around the barrels on the pavement and enjoy dishes of oysters with a glass of white wine. The special place and the wine, which is on tap, have contributed to this place’s reputation as one of the few wine bars that has retained its authenticity.
Sitting at the counter of this tiny restaurant is truly a pleasure as you watch the young chef at work. Here the drinks are enhanced by the flavours and vice-versa. Taste tiny creative dishes, which draw inspiration from the seasons and which are paired with lovely natural wines. Ask for recommendations.
4) Le Verre Volé
This wine bar and eatery is popular among fans of vineyards that are only known by insiders, foodies and the people who live in canal Saint-Martin. The perfect place to try out wines from all the regions of France, natural wines for the most part. The wines are paired with creative dishes at reasonable prices if you consider the quality that this establishment offers.
5) La Buvette
This tiny bar in a former dairy with old-fashioned tiles, a few wooden tables and vintage crockery is a place of pilgrimage for fans of wines from small producers and regional products. Camille, the young owner, will advise you on the wine and prepare sandwiches with delicious country bread, cheese, terrines and other regional specialities. After 8 pm it can often be hard to find a place at the bar to put down your glass but this place is definitely worth a visit.
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