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La Cave de la Guignette

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Like a movie set, but real.

My wife and I stopped in here while walking after dinner and ended up staying for a while. If there... read more

Reviewed February 9, 2018
Carl H
Great place for homemade drinks

Stumbled across this place while on vacation. Had two hours to explore on our own. What a cool... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2017
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Feb 9, 2018
“Like a movie set, but real.”
Sep 6, 2017
“Great place for homemade drinks ”
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16 rue Saint Nicolas, 17000, La Rochelle, France
+33 5 46 41 05 75
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed January 28, 2014

Well this was a little place we were told we just had to try. And try it we did.... many many times. Only open beyween 4pm and 8pm it is the place to go an try some of the different flavoured wines. Its better to...More

2  Thank RichJCalder
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

Real student bar with cheap flavoured hooch. Open since 1933 ish and probably did not see paint since. Good wine available also . Strange place

1  Thank Navanclaw
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Reviewed February 9, 2018

My wife and I stopped in here while walking after dinner and ended up staying for a while. If there is a stereotype for a local French bar in the movies this is it. this place has been there since 1933. You have to be...More

1  Thank Carl H
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across this place while on vacation. Had two hours to explore on our own. What a cool place. We had the "red " guinette. Very good. Owners were super nice even though there was a language barrier. You must try this place. Great little...More

Thank Gilkey62
Reviewed April 12, 2017

I found this place in advance of our holiday here on TripAdvisor so made a point of visiting. It was lovely- really rustic, old & authentic with a range of local wines. It was just the sort of place to relax & absorb the local...More

Thank Jnart
Reviewed February 10, 2017

I sat with my children outside round a barrel and played games. Perfect atmosphere outside and in. The wine is served in small glass cups and merely serves to add an alternative air to the dark den inside. Despite the overriding attempt to be different...More

Thank Woodabell
Reviewed January 21, 2017

It is a cave, or at least an old warehouse. Stone floors, walls and ceilings with wooden rafters and panelling; barrels used as tables and chairs, long wooden tables that bare the scars of many nights of fun and high spirits. Decor is very basic...More

1  Thank felipehavana
Reviewed August 13, 2016

We went to this bar because of the reviews and we were not disappointed the bar menu is limited and the decor very very basic but it is a fab way to drink some local produce and experience La Rochelle away from the port"

Thank englishmanabroad2016
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Words can hardly describe a La Guignette experience ,and the tasteful Guignette varieties .Guignette is a local wine aperitif ,produced by the owners of La cave de la Guignette ,and can be joyfully consumed there till about 21 pm ,-I usually enjoy red ,but the...More

1  Thank calomen
Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

This is the best bar in La Rochelle. So traditional & the drinks are delicious & the cheapest in France I reckon. Try the red fruits, gorgeous!! Be aware of opening times, like everywhere in France they open at lunch time then close for a...More

1  Thank Catherine C
Reviewed May 23, 2016

This place was empty on a rainy Sunday, but the ambience is unbelievable, it must have been an old Wine Depot for the Fishing industry originally and has been converted into a bar in the 1960's

Thank TravelJunkieNW
Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

What a place, dripping authenticity!!! Great drink, of the local speciality (sparkling wine and fruit), lovely rustic building, you could not want for more.

Thank gazza_newman
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