Since 1850 this wine store, which also sells sweets, chocolate and gourmet food has been pleasing Parisians with a taste for the best of everything. It is a great store where children can admire the baskets of chocolate, sucettes (lollipops) and other sweets while mom and dad marvel at the tremendous array of wines, champagne, Armagnac, cognac and port to choose from.
There is also a little wine tasting bar where you can sample wines and have lunch. The menu is quite good, with cassoulet, plates of saucisson (cured meats), fromage (cheese), salade, foie gras and more with a fine choice of wines.
Top bottles can be purchased (I bought a half bottle of Château D’Yquem), and the store has a large choice of very good magnums — one of the larger selections I have seen. Even if you don’t want to buy, the store is fun just to walk in and appreciate its display.
In the beautiful Galerie Vivienne, it is a perfect venue for lunch, or an aperitif or just a walk-through as your first stop or last stop in the Galerie.