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The best wine bars in Paris

Time Out's guide to the best bars in Paris with outstanding wine lists

Les Trois Garçons

Looking for a top quality meal without the stuffed shirt ambiance? That’s exactly what you get at this relaxed bistro and wine bar in the 15th arrondissement. It’s a real neighbourhood joint, with a terrace on the charming Place du Comtat-Venaissin and a contemporary ‘grand salon’-style dining room. Here you can tuck into your avocado and crab millefeuille (€13) or Pouilles burratina (€9.50) while wearing flip-flops and leggings...

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A La Main

This seductive wine bar/deli was set up by two friends from a village called Oletta in the Haute-Corse region of Corsica, an island with its own distinctive cuisine. The atmosphere inside is all subdued lighting and shelves laden with bottles around a huge bar, hanging lamps and a cave downstairs. The wine list gives top billing to natural vintages from Corsica, like a light and fruity white Domaine Granajolo (Porto Vecchio) 2014...

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2nd arrondissement

Le Troquet des Glaces

Critics' choice

The 11th arrondissement is studded with the sort of bars that attract mobs of hipsters and repel everyone else; so it's refreshing to find, nestled among them, a snug little joint that has no pretensions to high fashion. Le Troquet des Glaces hasn't been here long – it opened in early 2013 – yet it has all the charm of an established neighbourhood bar.True to its name, the bistro welcomes you with a convivial bar area surrounded by mirrors...

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Canal Saint Martin

Les Caves de Prague

Critics' choice

Travel guides routinely point tourists to Le Baron Rouge, declaiming it to be the best wine bar around the Marché d'Aligre. If only they'd thought to look around the corner. For our money, Les Caves de Prague does the same job, but better: equally fine wines, fewer crowds and no corkage fee (buy one of their bottles, and you can drink it onsite for free).Despite the venue's name, the selection tends toward French produce...

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Bastille

Le Baron Rouge

Le Baron Rouge is a lifeline for food lovers who turn up at the Aligre market just as the stallholders are putting away their wares, and who feel like they might be about to die of hunger. Don’t worry – you can come here to eat, and to slake your thirst for good wine with quality local vintages in a blue-collar bar that has no time for pretentious oenophiles...

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Eastern Paris

Le Lèche Vin

This is a typical Parisian bistro that has quickly become a place of pilgrimage. It’s not because the walls are covered with icons, but because a sweet and convivial atmosphere reigns – that of a familial bistro de papa. You won’t find choirs singing here, but groove, jazz and hip-hop sounds, the soundtrack to evenings that don’t always finish in an entirely Catholic manner...

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Bastille

Chez Georges

Don’t expect to get out of here without splashes of wine on your shirt. Hidden in the heart of the snooty neighbourhood of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, evenings in this vaulted stone wine cellar mix hip students with the hoi polloi in a glorious jumble. Everyone dances up close, getting up on the tables when there’s no room on the floor, and they drink, they clink glasses, and they sing at the top of their voices...

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St Germain des Prés

Le Garde Robe

This wine bar, near to the former Samaritaine department store building, will please even the most demanding epicureans. No Saint-Emilion or Château Latour here. Instead, with advice of the friendly owner, a self-taught wine buff (and depending on your budget) you’ll encounter unusual natural, organic or ‘biodynamic’ bottles from local growers...

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Les Halles

La Fusée

Good bars are hard to find in this corner of Beaubourg, but Le Fusée attracts plenty of young people with its warm atmosphere, charming little terrace and reasonable prices for the area. Its hangings of coloured garlands go well with the ambiance, which includes live concerts of gypsy jazz, swing and chanson Française on Sundays. Inside, this ancient literary café has kept a quirky décor of kitsch old posters...

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3rd arrondissement

Au Bon Coin

This characterful wine bar and restaurant near to the Jules Joffrin Metro station is as friendly as its clientele. The wine list offers a plethora of well-chosen local vintages at all price levels, and for all tastes: light, robust, round, fruity, dry, sweet… and you only have to ask for advice if you’re unsure. There’s no dinner served on weekends, but the rest of the time, this neighbourhood canteen offers affordable specialities from the South-West of France cooked with local ingredients...

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18th arrondissement

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Diane
Diane

What about La Bodeguita rue Quincampoix?