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Where to buy Picon Amer in Paris, France

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I am trying to get my hands on a bottle or two of Picon Amer. Unfortunately, it is no longer exported to the United States.

I have a friend who will be travelling to Paris next week and was hoping she might be able to pick up a bottle.

Is Picon Amer widely available in Paris (or available at all?) Any recommendations on where to find it in Montmartre?

How much does a bottle cost? (Online, it seems to be about 22 euros.)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  1. Every caviste or supermarket will have Amer Picon. It is quite common.

    Price: 12,63 euro at Monoprix. 22 euro is a gyp.

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      1. re: Ptipois

        I see that the Monoprix website lists "Amer Picon a consommer avec de la biere". (link provided below)

        Is this the normal style of Picon Amer? I've seen pictures of bottles that don't say "biere" on it. I didn't know if there were different types. If so, what would be standard for cocktails, if you know?

        Thanks again.

        http://courses.monoprix.fr/RIDE/Lique...

        1. re: elecsheep9

          It is often drunk as an addition to a glass of beer.

      2. "Le Picon Bière, ça ne pardon pas." Jacques Audiard.