Au Rendez-vous des Amis
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This is one of the rare authentic dive bars in Montmartre, despite being slap bang next to that stickiest of tourist honey-traps, the Place du Tertre. Sitting on a terrace on a little cobbled street, around little wrought iron tables with coloured mosaic tops, it’s a bit like being in a rural village. The wine list is all AOC vintages (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée, or the guarantee of origin for wines in France) at good prices (€2.70 a glass), which you can order with a cheese or charcuterie board. You can also put the world to rights while leaning on the bar with the locals in a noisy blue-collar atmosphere. In winter, the room at the back of this quirky bar offers pleasing canapés, but the place is full to bursting during happy hour (8pm-10pm), so go early.