A weekend in Paris: three places to have a glass of wine

Last week we left Milano to spend a beautiful weekend with some friends in Paris. Before leaving we looked for some wine bars where to spend some quality time and taste something new.

So, here you go! These are the places we visited during our stay, the next time you are walking around Paris looking for a place to enjoy a glass of wine you know where to look at!

Lunch at Yard Le Bistro

We landed at CDG airport and as we reached the city we started one of the best activities you can do in Paris: walking down the city center without a real plan enjoying every special view the city can gift you. As it’s time for lunch we decide to stop at Yard Le Bistrò, a little but precious restaurant located in the eleventh arroundismont, it’s near Plaze de la Bastille, over the Senna. This place is very nice, it’s small, very typical, with a beautiful kitchen.

Everyone here is very young, from the chef to the waiters. I really liked how dynamic this place and how the quality of the products is so high. Every single ingredient is from France! The philosophy of Plaze de la Bastille, is the respect for the environment, biodiversity, and use of seasonal ingredients only. That’s how we like it!

The wines are entirely natural, if you follow us on Instagram, you’d know how much we are into this particular wine production and philosophy. The selection is done by Clovis Ochin the wine expert of the bistrot, a fan of “no chemicals” wines.

Following their suggestion, our first bottle was a Melon Burgundy, while the second was a particular blend of Chardonnay, Moscato and
Tresallier. The latter is an indigenous variety of central France. The wines were paired with some fish-based dishes.

Right next to the bistrò you find Yard La Cave, the wine bar of the Yard. Unfortunately, during weekends this is open only form 5:00 pm.

La Buvette: aperitivo

On Friday we followed the suggestions of a friend and went to have lunch at La Buvette. This gorgeous place is run by a young and talented woman, who chose to focus on natural products and natural wines. Still in the eleventh arroundismont, this wine bar is perfect for an intimate aperitif. You can enjoy a wide variety of special products and a vast selection of wines by the glass.

We got a Grenache Blanc macerated for a month on peels. It was a great orange wine, very structured with a good body, it surprised me for its high drinkability. Overall, La Buvette is a very nice place with great prices.

We continued the night cooking at home while enjoying a bottle we bought at La Buvette.

Le Verre Volé

In Paris you must start today having breakfast at the brasserie of your area. The perfumes of croissants and patisseries will give you a great boost. We spent the day visiting some museums then we stopped for a glass of wine at Le Verre Volé, in the tenth arroundismont.

Inside the walls are covered by bottles, there was such a cool selection of wines we could spend hours picking the right one. We got another orange wine, a Chenin from Loire. This was very soft, not as harsh as youd imagine, very pleasant. The second bottle was a red from Rhone, it was very very fresh and extremely drinkable. A lovely juice.

This place is amazing, the wine selection is fantastic and everyone working there is highly competent, prices are a bit high but overall we had a great time.

The last day we had a beautiful brunch before going back to Milan!
I hope you guys enjoy this short reading and hope it can be helpful for your future trip! As always, we’re happy to receive any feedback and feel free to reach us if you have any type of question!