Wine lover's guide to Paris

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The old favourites

Willi’s Wine Bar

Opened in 1980, this much-loved bar can be proud of its 250 wine references of mainly French wine, as well as classic French cuisine and cheese. But the patron, Mark Williamson, a Decanter World Wine Awards judge, is very much an Englishman. Consequently the bar draws in many tourists, expats and French wine lovers practising their English over a great bottle. One not to miss. Williamson’s restaurant, Maceo, is next door for those wanting a more substantial meal.

Willi’s Wine Bar, 13 Rue des Petits Champs, 75001. Tel: + 33 (0)1 42 61 05 09;
Closed Sundays. €26–€36.