There is an old Latin saying in vino veritas, in wine there is truth. In Paris, wine is simply part of life. France is known the world over for their wine, it goes without saying that when you are in Paris that you are more than a bit likely to have at least a glass. But, where is the perfect place to grab said wine with a perfect Parisian atmosphere? Coconut Club Vacations invites you to take a look at a few of the best.
If you are taking the train into town Albion is not far from the beautiful Gare du Nord. It is located in the 10th arrondisement, a fast growing hipster neighborhood. They have a monthly selection of wine that pairs wonderfully with their typically French offerings like vichyssoise with oysters and orange and lemon cure tart. Two glasses of wine and an appetizer will run you close to €40 per person. They are closed on Sunday and Monday.
Many of the up and coming young chefs of the city are opening extensions of their restaurants where the focus is primarily on wine and although the food pairs amazingly well, the vino is the key. This is true with Chef Inaki Aizpitarte. Le Dauphin is located only a few doors down from his restaurant Le Chateaubriand. Le Dauphin has a first rate wine list that pairs perfectly with their daily offerings of small plates. Reservations here are highly recommended and two glasses of wine will cost you about €45 per person. They are also closed on Sunday and Monday.
If you think booking a table at the “it” restaurant in the States is hard to come by, it’s nigh on impossible to do so in Paris. This is why the chefs wine annexes are a great place to sample their food without the disappointment of not getting a reservation at their main restaurant. Frenchie Bar a Vins is an amazing place to try one of the renowned chefs of Paris’ food, Chef Gregory Marchand. Or you could just have a couple of glasses of wine from the wine list created by Sommelier Laura Vidal. They are closed on Saturday and Sunday and it will cost about €40 per person for two glasses of wine.
The truth you will definitely find at the bottom of your glass is that these are some of the best places to have a glass of wine in Paris. They are a great combination of two of the things that France is most famous for: the wine, and the cuisine. What a perfect pairing.