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Les Caves de Prague

Parisian wine shops tend to exhibit tunnel vision, often to the point of obsession: either they sell natural/organic/biodynamic wine, or they sell “traditional” wine, and rarely do the twain meet. One sees many of the same wines over, and over, and over again.

Not here. There’s plenty to satisfy any palate or ideology, and what’s more a lot of the labels aren’t the common names littering most modern restaurant lists. Add in a casual vibe, a ton of tables for casual in-store imbibing (with a wonderfully minuscule droit de bouchon), a rather surprising menu of tapas and the usual wine bar comestibles, and there’s finally something new under the Parisian sun.

Practical information

Address: 8 rue de Prague, 75012
Nearest transport: Ledru-Rollin (8)
Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday
Telephone: 01 72 68 07 36

Reviews of interest

John Talbott (2016) “Everyone but me loved it.”

Le Figaro (2013) “Alexandre a l’intelligence de ne pas s’enfermer dans le moindre dogme, et il ne fait pas parti de ces cavistes sûrs de leur fait, ‘ayatollahs du sans soufre’ et provocateurs.”

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