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Lavinia

3/5, boulevard de la Madeleine, Paris, France (Opéra)
011-33-1-42-97-20-20
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Ranked #71 of 400 Shopping in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops
Most recent review
- Aug 22, 2014
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Paris, France
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235 reviews 235 reviews
88 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
27 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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163 reviews 163 reviews
37 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

I don't know much about wine, but had a list of wines to get for everyone to take home. This place had them and millions more. My wife was as excited to be here as she is in a shoe store! The staff spoke English and were very helpful.

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Caves Beach,Australia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
11 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

I went to find Egly Ouriet Champagne, that I have not been able to find elsewhere. Lavinia had all blends from this small interesting vineyard in Champagne. It is an excellent champagne with more concentration on Pinot Meunier. For Champagne lovers I recommend you try it is very well priced as well.The wine shop is beautifully laid out and real... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
11 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Recommended to go here and was astonished at the number and type of different wines and spirits. We went upstairs to the restaurant which was almost full, a great atmosphere. We chose some food and then the sommelier chose the wines for us to go with each meal and the taste was superb. With the next there was another wine... More

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Seattle, Washington
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77 reviews 77 reviews
13 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

Wine shops across Paris had referred us to Lavinia to find unusual wines that we sought. We were blown away by the selection, professionalism, and knowledge. I found a wine I have been searching for for a year (working with the US importer and even traveling to the Loire to find it). It was here. We were able to buy... More

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philadelphia, pa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

Lavinia is without comparison. It is regaled as the greatest in Europe and by some as the top wine store in the world. It is amazing. Leaving for Paris Tuesday and will spend an afternoon there....again.

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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

After several weeks of touring and tasting French wine in the Burgundy, Bordeaux and Champagne areas of France, I knew I had to send French wine home. As I learned there are not many wine shops in Paris that can legally export wine to the US for the average vacationer. After some online research and with the assistance of the... More

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