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Jun 8, 2007 05:06 AM

Paris' best wine and/or cheese shop?

Hello all - I'm working in paris for two months, and I'm hoping to track down a great wine shop and a great cheese shop (or one that does both) while I'm here. Looking for someplace friendly, not too expensive, with a very knowledgeable staff. Also has to be easily accessible via Metro. Onward!

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  1. Auge (depuis 1850) is a beautiful and friendly wine store 116 Boulevard Haussmann (8th). Very old school feeling inside. I'll be there in just another week myself. Enjoy the city - walk, site, eat, drink, there's no better place to be.

    1. Cheese: Cantin, rue du Champ de Mars
      Wine: Petrossians, Avenue Niel or Caves Taillevent, rue du faubourg Saint Honoré.

      1. I've heard good things about La Derniere Goutte at 6 rue de Bourbon le Chateau in the 6th. It's owned by an America selling French wines to the French! They do tastings.

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        1. re: jpcat

          I would second that recommendation. On Saturdays they generally have a wine maker or two in the shop doing tastings. They only stock independent producers thus the quality is quite high.

          They are owned by the same people who run the restaurant Fish, and thus the Fish wine list can be purchased here.

          Good advice, interesting range that educates and good service. They will often recommend fantastic wines that you would normally pass by.

          1. re: PhilD

            ...and for cheese I can't go past Barthelemy (51 rue du Grenelle, metro rue du Bac). It is tiny but full of amazing cheese and it is very busy. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Possibly one of the best for goats cheese and Roquefort. Close to Bon Marche if you are heading that way.

        2. I'm partial to Lavinia because of the great finds and and the lunch chacuterie