Le Verre Volé can be found in the formerly industrial-come-fashionable and slightly alternative Canal St Martin district, where - a fair distance away from the usual tourist spots - Paris pulsates in a completely different rhythm. On sunny days, the edges of the canal are full of picnickers. Nearby is the wonderful fashion and design bookstore Artazart, which also serves as a club of sorts, and the appropriately named quality film store Potemkine. Le Verre Volé or "stolen glass" is a very small establishment with a glass façade that reminds one of hundreds of flattened wine bottle fragments. The bar is scarcely larger than a living room, with only a couple of tables for the patrons. The walls are stacked with wine bottles and covered with concert, theatre and other cultural event posters, all of which serve to make you feel relaxed and help your conversation flow freely.
Le Verre Volé is also like a cosy living room in the sense that its young and laid-back owners are outstandingly hospitable. The menu is written out in chalk on a blackboard and changes with the seasons. No bold culinary experiments here; yet everything tastes fantastic and is creatively presented on your plate, and at very reasonable prices. The wine menu is extensive, encompassing all of the main wine-producing regions of France, as well as small wineries. Le Verre Volé places special emphasis on organic wines and was one of the first wine bars in Paris to offer them to the public. You can taste truly exquisite wines here, where quality and price are evenly balanced. The unusual combination of disarming simplicity and outstanding quality is another reason why this small bar à vins is definitely worth visiting, and why you will want to return there again to spend pleasant moments with your friends over a glass of good wine.
67, rue de Lancry
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