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Jan 22, 2013 07:07 AM

Recs for a good place to buy spirits in Paris

I'm looking for a good place to buy local, non exported booze in Central Paris. Pastis, Armagnac, etc. I figured folks on here would have an opinion as to what and where.

I'm staying in the 1st but can jump on the Metro.

Many thanks for the tips!

- Todd

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  1. couple of places (not in the 1st)

    Les Caves Augé ( with a PDF catalog


    Lavinia (mostly generic stuff, but maybe you'll find good stuff)

    2 Replies
      1. re: Maximilien

        Thanks for the recs. I did hit up Caves Auge. Great selection, although premium pricing. I was able to find a '73 Armangnac, which I was searching for though.

      2. In addition to the excellent selections above
        Caves Bossetti on Rue de Archives just by BHV.
        Galleries Lafayette in 9th has a huge selection of what you want as well.

        1. Julhès, rue Faubourg St Denis.

          1. If you are looking for Armagnac go to Ryst Duperyon in the 7 ( 79 Rue du Bac 75007 Paris, France). They will let you sample the Armagnac and explain about it if you need. They have prunes steeped in Armagnac that a friend said were fabulous.

            Lavinia also have a selection of Armagnac going back I think at least a century but I am not sure they have the depth of experience on the sales floor. The Armagnac are on the second floor.