When I was in Paris last, I popped into Juveniles wine bar for a long leisurely lunch. Juveniles is a Paris institution. It was one of the first wine bar of it’s kind to open in Paris 25 years ago. At the time, the concept of offering various wines by the glass was mostly unheard of in Paris. Scotsman Tim Johnson presides over the bar to this day and was there while I was and stopped to chat with me and my luncheon companion.
The menu is French bistro and the wine list while not overly extensive is full of interesting wines from around the world as well as more esoteric French wines. If you’re looking for a non-French wine by the glass, this place is it. Always something interesting on the menu. The day we were in, there was a Chilean wine by the glass as well as Spanish!
This is going to be a photo-blog because I neglected to take notes but took lots of pics! Juveniles is on a small street, very close to The Louvre but a million miles away from the touristy hoards.
Wine and Duck
A few more bar interior pics. The place is small so be sure to get there either early or late, or better yet, make a reservation.
Juveniles is also a wine shop, wines available at retail prices…
Yes, it was one of those long afternoon lunches…
47 rue de Richelieu, 1er arrondissement
M° Pyramides, tel: 01 42 97 46 49, closed Sundays
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