I often get asked where to drink Champagne in Paris. I usually recommend taking a trip from Paris to Champagne if you possibly can to get a more complete experience – it’s an easy train ride from Paris to Champagne, or you can even join a guided Paris Champagne tour or day trip. However, I do understand that not everyone has time to do this depending on how long you’re in Paris.
If your goal is to drink Champagne in Paris, there are a few great options, from joining a more formal Champagne tasting to grabbing bottles at our one of these great Paris Champagne shops. Our personal favorite however is to find a bar with a great Champagne selection, find a spot at the bar, and just work your way through their list. Here are a few of our favorites.
Our Favorite Paris Champagne Bars
1. Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels
7 Rue Lobineau, 75006 Paris
If you are looking for a classy wine bar with a bit of international touch in Paris, “Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels” is a perfect choice. Just a few steps away from Saint Germain market on the left bank of the Seine River, the wine bar embodies the “chic” and cozy ambiance of the Latin district. Being one of the three “Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels” (the other two are in New York City and in London) owned by the Experitmental Group, the wine bar offers an amazing wine list from all over the world with around 100 references of Champagne. On the list, there are famous champagne houses like Ruinart and Louis Roederer, and the top champagne growers like Jacques Selosse and Egly Ouriet with a price range from 60 Euros to 2000 Euros per bottle. It includes the typical champagne terroirs like Ay, Avize, Ambonnay, Mesnil sur Oger and so on. This is a place to chill, with smooth music, traditional French charcuterie and cheese, and explore the charm of the universe of Champagne.
2. Ô Chateau
68 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 75001 Paris
Ô Chateau is almost the name every wine lover knows in Paris. Since 2004, two young men who are passionate about wine have been organizing wine tasting classes in Paris and then opened a wine bar for wine lovers to gather together to share their love of wines. Having more than 50 wines by the glass and a rich wine list of more than 1000 labels, it is a true paradise for wine aficionados of all levels. The ambiance is vibrant and relaxing, without getting exhausted by the esoteric wine labels or intricate wine tasting etiquette. With a champagne list mostly dedicated to grower champagne with several labels selected from the same producer, it is a great place to discover the unique terroir of the Champagne region. Ô Chateau was elected the wine bar with the “Best wine list of France in 2017” and “Best Wine Bar in Paris”, The prestigious wine magazine Wine Spectator awarded it for the “Award of Excellence”.
6 Rue du Nil, 75002 Paris
Located in the heart of Sentier district in the center of Paris, Frenchie wine bar is a real place of pleasure. It is for good food and nice wine and sharing unforgettable moments with friends and family. The concept is simple: food of small portion or dish to share made with authentic fresh ingredients prepared by chef Greg Marchand(Michelin starred chef), pair with a good bottle of wine. The wine list is wide and diverse, focusing on Burgundy and Rhone valley, but has a nice selection of Champagne and non-French wines. All the Champagnes are from nice grower producers, with different styles like brut nature, extra brut, brut, or different blendings like blanc de blancs, blanc de noirs, or blending champagne. Just like its name, the dynamic spot in the historic center of Paris is the place not to miss out if you want to taste a fantastic bottle of wine, with a French gastronomic experience.
4. Le Petit Sommelier
49 Avenue du Maine, 75014 Paris
When you walk into this brasserie which looks no different than any other in Paris, the first thing you would notice is not the revived Belle Époque decor, but the empty bottles of fine and rare wines. Next to the Montparnasse station, Le Petit Sommelier is founded by a former star sommelier Pierre Vila Palleja, known for its selection of fine and rare bottles with reasonable prices, some are even cheaper than the price of wine merchants. The wine list includes iconic producers like Domaine Romanee Conti, Armand Rousseau, Domaine Leroy, Chateau Rayas, Jean Louis Chave, Egon Muller, and the list goes on. The selection of Champagne is equally at the highest level, with several old vintages of Champagne Salon, and a terrific selection of the best champagne growers such as Jacques Selosse, Egly Ouriet, Ulysses Colin, Pierre Peters, Bereche&Fils and prestigious champagne houses like Billecart-Salmon, Bollinger, Krug. It is a real paradise for wine connoisseurs!