If you want history served with your wine head to Les Caves Augé, which (open since 1850) was where Proust used to go to stock up his cellar. The décor, awash in mouldings and panelling, has little changed since then. Chose between thousands of bottles; the savvy cavistes (wine sellers) will give you titbits about any grape variety or château you see, and there’s an ever-increasing accent on ‘natural’ wines. If you fancy a degustation, Les Caves Augé offer a tasting day one Saturday each month.
Les Caves Augé
|Venue name:||Les Caves Augé|
116 boulevard Haussmann
|Opening hours:||1-7.30pm Mon; 9am-7.30pm Tue-Sat. Closed Mon in Aug|