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Louvre / Palais-Royal
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Address: 3/5, boulevard de la Madeleine, 75001 Paris, France
Phone Number: 33142972020
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Wine tasting on your own speed

Came across this huge wine and spirits shop when walking around Paris on an August bank holiday. Very glad to find this place! They have around 50 bottles of wine available for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

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San Francisco, California
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170 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We had a relatively good experience last time at this restaurant. Went back again and were disappointed in both food and service. Food was bland this time and service was rushed. The waiter was impatient & rude - rushing us to order quickly and grab our menu away. The restaurant was not busy at the time. Did not feel the... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I've recently become more interested in wine, after a couple of decades of casual consumption. A trip to Italy last Summer ignited the passion inside me. I had just decided to set-up a storage cellar and bought an affordable used Eurocave on eBay, when I learned I'd be traveling to Paris a few days later for work. And the Euro... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Came across this huge wine and spirits shop when walking around Paris on an August bank holiday. Very glad to find this place! They have around 50 bottles of wine available for wine tasting - we bought a 20 EUR card which you can spend in the automatic wine tasting dispensers. Perfect if you're not a fan of organised wine... More 

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Antibes, France
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Great selection to buy and try as well through numerous by the glass offers. The restaurant upstairs offers a nice setting for a quiet evening.

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Fredrikstad, Norway
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45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The most interesting and fascinating wine shop you can imagine, especially the "wine cave" behind sliding glass doors in the basement is a must for all wine freaks. The wine selection is the broadest I've ever seen. The restaurant/food bar is also higly recommendable with its wine and food pairing options. There is a large liqour department there as well.

1 Thank Håkon F
Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

At first we've thought is was must a small shop with an attitude, but when we've Discovery waar was inside THE cellar.... Autch! if they don't know it doesn't excist, it's as simple as that! Treasurs behind bars in a special safe in the walk-in Climatecubbord, van you imagine that?!

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Paris, France
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309 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Shame on me for ranking Lavinia "average." It is sleek, shiny and spacious, above all it is stylishly trendy; a modern wine and spirits shop that also sells small selections of glassware and decanters, cork screws+and wine resource books. Everything with alcohol is available. An excellent selection of Spirits on the top floor, wine on the ground and lower level+a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled onto Lavinia by accident on our last day in Paris. Magnificent looking wine shop - with a huge selection of french and international wines, plus a range of fortified wines and hard liquor. We found a bottle to try and moved upstairs to the restaurant. Even though it was close to 2pm and we were probably the last... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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118 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Lavinia is a great and huge wine store. Three floors full of bottles, it felt like I was in heaven. You can strawl around for hours watching all those beautiful bottles, carafs, glasses and other gadgets. You can taste certain wines as well, but you need to pay for that. There are wines you can taste 3 cl for €5... More 

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Dexter, Michigan
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256 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Stopped by to cruise the collection of wines and spirits. Thought the wine selection was excellent although missing some of my low end favorites as well as a noted absence of cotes du rhone rouge. What was most impressive was the selection of distilled beverages. The wall of whiskey is most impressive including a magnum size of Jack Daniels. Their... More 

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