Don't miss out on trying world-renowned French wine on your upcoming trip to Paris! Following this guide of the best wine bars in Paris, and where to go wine tasting in Paris, you will be able to improve your sommelier skills and taste quality French wine while in Paris. 


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THE BEST WINE BARS IN PARIS

Even if you don't want a formal wine tasting class, be sure to head to a Parisian wine bar when you're in the French capital. Read on for some of INSIDR's favorite spots... 

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Photo credit: paperblog.fr

WINE BY ONE 

This wine bar has a different take on wine tasting. Upon arriving, load a Wine by One card with money which will allow you to go to the different wine machines (much like a soda machine) and try many different types. You can sample many small sips, or many large glasses. If you're feeling daring, be sure to try their mystery bottle with a question mark on the bottle! 

27 rue de Marignan, 8th arrondissement, Open Tuesday to Friday: midday- 10pm and Saturday: 3-8pm 

Check out their website for more information

JUVENILES

For a quaint wine bistro with an impressive food menu, head to Juveniles and try their many French classic wines and traditional dishes. 

47 rue de Richelieu, 1st arrondissement, Open Tuesday-Saturday: midday- 11pm

Check out their website for or information

FREDDY’S

Freddy's is a great little bustling wine bar in the popular Odeon neighborhood. The staff is also always extremely helpful when you are deciding on which wines to try. 

54 rue de Seine, 6th arrondissement, Open daily from 12pm-12am

Check their Facebook for more information

WINE TASTING IN PARIS

Want to have a proper French wine tasting class, or cours de dégustation? Here's where to go to improve the your knowledge of French wine with expert French sommeliers... 

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Photo credit: france.fr

LES CAVES DU LOUVRE

Established by Louis XV's sommelier in the 18th century, these wine cellars are full of history. They have been fully renovated since and opened to the public, where you can now go to taste many wines. They even have an app where you can guide yourself around all the rooms. At the end of the tour, you can opt for a Champagne tasting at the wine bar, and mix your own bottle of wine, for an extra fee. 

Note, for Paris pass holders, this wine tasting experience is included for free. 

52 rue de l'Arbre Sec, 1st arrondissement, Open daily from 10am-6pm, 
Check their website for more information

 

VIZEAT

For the most authentic wine tasting experience in France, book through one of INSIDR's partners Vizeat and taste wine at local Parisians' homes! This tasting experience is the fraction of the cost of other large tasting institutions, and is much more intimate. 

You can book through the VizEat website. 

Click here to read about Allison’s Sparkling wine and Champagne tasting 

Click here for Stephan’s French Cheese and Wines tasting

Ô CHATEAU

For a tasting course by trained sommeliers in English, have fun and learn bundles about French wine at Ô Chateau's classes, which are held in their wine cellars. 

68 rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1st arrondissement, Open Monday to Saturday: 4pm– midnight 

Check out their website for more information


LOCALERS 

Another great company that offers wine tasting is Localers! Their wine tasting classes are truly unique, full of many wines and even present information about the most distinguished vineyards in the country. 

Check out their website to book your Localers wine tasting experience


WINE FESTIVALS IN PARIS

LA FETE DES VENDAGES DE MONTMARTRE- MONTMARTRE'S HARVEST FESTIVAL: Beginning of October

Little known to tourists is the rich history of Montmartre and its own working vineyards. These vineyards date back to 390 B.C and every year during the first week of October, the harvest and tradition of this long-standing vineyard is celebrated by locals and tourists alike. Join in on the dancing and celebration if you happen to be in town. 

Check their website for more information 

BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU: End of November

This November in Paris, celebrate the arrival of Beaujolais Nouveau with the Parisians at local cafés and bars. 


WINE SHOPS

After all the fun wine tastings and outings at wine bars are over, be sure to pick up a bottle of your favorite wine at one of these quality wine shops... 

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Photo credit: lecarnetdesvars.fr

EN VRAC

"In Bulk" in English, is the name of a shop where you can sample on-site natural wines before purchasing them. The prices of wines here are very reasonable and it is a great place to purchase a memory of Paris from!

2 rue de l’Olive, 18th arrondissement, Open from Monday to Sunday: 10am- midnight
48 rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, 9th arrondissement, Open Monday to Friday: 5pm- 8:30pm

Check their website for more information

La Bordeauxthèque at Galeries Lafayette

Bordeaux wines are the most popular and beloved French wines. At La Bordeauxthèque you can choose from over 1,000 labels, solely from the Bordeaux region. The vendor-sommeliers speak many languages (English, Spanish, Chinese to name a few) and can assist your specific wine needs. 

Lafayette Gourmet, 1st floor 35 boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris, Open Monday to Saturday 8:30 am-9:30 pm

Check their website to see their selection 

BIBOVINO

Within in the trendy eateries of Marché des Enfants-Rouges you will find Bibovino, a shop that sells wine in a box. Their purple wine boxes are from all high-quality and even small-scale producers. 

35 rue Charlot, 3rd arrondissement, Open Tuesday to Thursday: 11am- 2.30pm, Friday to Saturday 11am- 8pm and Sunday 10:30am- 6:30pm

Check their website for more information

NYSA

Nysa has many locations throughout Paris. They keep things simple- quality wine at reasonable prices. 

Check out their website to discover a store near you 


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