La Palette

Posted by Paris Popcorn On 9:30 PM

To break away from all the touristic traps and enjoy a typically Parisian glass of wine in a typically old-fashion traditional Parisian bar - stroll over to La Palette.
This Latin quarter cafe (located on the left bank in the Saint Germain Des Prés area) is always bustling with the bohemian chic who come to socialize over a number bottles of wine and nibble on some ham and cheese 'croque monsieur'. The out door terrace literally overflows with the locals and laughter while waiters dressed in traditional black and white uniforms weave from table to table.

The wine list is apparently still the same over the last few decades with the most popular whites being the Sauvignon, Saint Véran, Pouilly Fumé, Chablis, Champagne and the reds being the generic-Bordeaux, Brouilly, Saint Emilion, Graves, Morgon. One can either order by the glass or the bottle (I say go for the bottle!)

You must take a peak inside or maybe even go stand and drink at the bar's counter just to appreciate the decor. It is classified as "classe" which means no alterations or renovations are allowed hence safe-guarding its authenticity of the 1920's. You kinda get the sensation that you are standing in a black & white movie, photograph or an old oil on canvas painting of the Paris back-in-the day of Picasso!

Situated at the heart of the art galleries district sitting charmingly on the corner of Rue de seine and Rue Jacques Callot.

43 Rue de Seine 75006 Paris
Metro : Odeon (lines 4/10)