Vert d'Absinthe

Vert d'Absinthe, Paris: Hours, Address, Vert d'Absinthe Reviews: 4.5/5

Vert d'Absinthe
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The first store in France to feature this illegal alcoholic bevarage.
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kushBans
237 contributions
Solo
If you are in the region you can definitely give a visit to this place. One of the smallest yet authentic places to buy absinthe. I think it's closed as of now.
Written July 15, 2019
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lovetootrav
Los Angeles, CA207 contributions
Couples
Several years ago we bought a lovely absinthe spoon here, and as we are returning I looked to confirm the address. Unfortunately it is now closed. Just putting it out there to help, if someone was going out of the way. Perhaps if they open again someone can post.
Written March 16, 2017
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Gregory C
Estes Park, CO8 contributions
Family
The man (whom I will assume was the shop owner) was very kind, spoke English, and helped us pick out an authentic French absinthe. The shop was pretty small, but had a huge selection, and very suave atmosphere.
Written January 13, 2016
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Thanx !
Written February 13, 2016
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Michael S
Youngstown, OH3 contributions
Family
This was a specific destination of mine on my trip to Paris last summer. Even in Paris, there are few other places to purchase genuine high quality absinthe (vs. Pastis). Despite my arrival 15 minutes prior to closing, proprietor took the time to answer my questions, and permit me to make my selections (hard due to the kid in the candy store effect), and made suggestions on how to safely transport my purchases back to the states in my luggage. Visited in June 2014, and am still enjoying my purchases 18 months later. Would definitely return if I were to visit Paris again.
P.S. Due to French postal regulations he is unable to ship any absinthe.
Written September 30, 2015
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Thank you !
Written February 13, 2016
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BradNez
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
Great help and insights and was patient despite my poor French and arriving when about to shut. Wish I had spent more time
Written September 25, 2015
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The shop is always opened for absinthe minded people ;)
Written February 13, 2016
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cella72
London, UK50 contributions
Couples
We made the trip to Paris with a view specifically to go here again! you can't get good absinthe in london, or probably outside of france.. the online shop did not work and the reported charming owner, equiped with good english according to reviews here!? did not respond to emails in english or my partners reasonable french! we found him rather unresponsive in the shop too! (in either language) even though we were looking to buy various things, he still seemed miserable. We bought a couple of absinthe glasses as a treat and he could not provide a box, the one we did not examine/pick ourselves turned out to be badly blown and didn't really have a well at the bottom for the absinthe measure! oh dear, shame he didn't ask us if we thought it was ok, bad service there. He did not have any conversational advice on absinthe really, but not sure how wrong you can go here, again if he understood we were fans and had some experience I would have expected some effort at describing different flavours....luckily we liked the one we bought here 8yrs ago and had a tip that Edourd was really good so bought those. The stunning yet tiny shop have spoons and glasses that are new or antique and deco dispensers to admire too, also for a tipple in your paris room, you can get the sugarcubes here! so they have thought of everything for the experience which is great, a must visit.
Written December 11, 2014
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HOWRED
San Diego, CA89 contributions
Couples
My husband and our daughter so enjoyed the absinthe ritual -- special spoon, sugar cubes and all -- at a Berlin bar one evening, that when he and I made our first visit to Paris last month, we decided to buy her some of the "green fairy". Internet research led us to Vert d'Absinthe. As reported elsewhere, there are many choices on display in this surprisingly small shop, and the proprietor, who speaks English, is quite helpful. Check out the interesting collection of vintage absinthe ad postcards and drink accessories for additional gifts/souvenirs. A real plus: Vert d'Absinthe is steps away from lovely St Catherine's Square and its cafes.
Written November 26, 2014
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Thank you very much !
Written February 13, 2016
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jmccortn6687
Saint Charles, IL5 contributions
My wife and I stopped in here to buy a couple bottles of absinthe. We have had absinthe in the USA, but we knew it would be different here and needed some help. Fortunately, the staff person spoke English and was very patient while answering our questions. He was also able to offer clear suggestions on what to buy. All in all, this was a great shop.
Written October 22, 2014
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Thanks !
Written February 13, 2016
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MigueldePomar
Lima, Peru43 contributions
Solo
If you are looking for some quality Absinthe during your stay in Paris, this is the place to go. The collection they have is really amazing, plus the owner (which speaks perfect English) is really kind and has all the patience to chat with you, guide you and show you the best alternatives according to what you are looking and your budget as well.

If you want a proof that people from Paris are (on the contrary of some opinions) nice and helpful, you can visit this place @ Maras district. Really great shopping and learning experience.
Written March 29, 2014
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Thank you ! We do our best !
Written February 13, 2016
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Real-Insight
Bellevue, WA135 contributions
Couples
This is about as much absinthe as you can get into a 10' x 15' space. The selection of absinthe was narrow, but a good variety representing different styles and locations where absinthe is made. In particular, see if they will let you try to sample some of the wine distilled variations more common to Bohemian Paris.

Along with the absinthe is a good assortment of copied / replica artwork centered around absinthe take from the past few centuries. This would be a nice compliment to a bar at home or Paris themed room.

Where we were disappointed was in the bar-ware - glasses, spoons, drip / vases. There was lots of classic or common designs - stuff i could easily find in the usa at an antique store. we were hoping something a bit more old world or artistic.

NET: Go, buy a bottle. remember you can bring up to $800 back into the USA - but only 2 bottles can be duty free. buying a bottle here won't fall into that duty free bucket - so just get one and enjoy.
Written March 12, 2014
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