Where to drink le Beaujolais Nouveau

Beaujolais Nouveau Wine

Beaujolais Nouveau wine tasting in Paris France

Each November at Wine Bars in Paris you can find Beaujolais Villages nouveau or le Beaujolais Nouveau

I remember drinking Beaujolais Nouveau wine in my first November of living in Paris, and it was fabulous fun!  All of France will be celebrating the new wine on the first day it’s released and it’s not just in Paris, it’s every village, town and city.

Just about every wine bar in Paris will be serving le beaujolais nouveau in mid November, so don’t be afraid to pop in and try it.

How to pronounce it

First word beaujolais:


where the zhol and the ay run together, like zh’lay

Second word nouveau [which means ‘new’] :


Here is a very small list of well-known bars in Paris for you to try, by arrondissement [district]:

75001 : La Cloche des Halles: 28, rue Coquillière

75001 : Juvenile’s: 47, rue de Richelieu

75001 : Willi’s Wine bar: 13, rue des Petits-Champs

75001 : Le Rubis: 10, rue du Marché-Saint-Honoré

75003 : Les Enfants Rouges: 9, rue de Beauce

75005 : Le Mauzac: 7, rue de l‚Abbé-de-l‚Epée

75005 : Café de la Nouvelle Mairie: 19, rue Saint-Jacques

75009 : Cave Drouot: 8, rue Drouot

75011 : Mélac: 42, rue Léon-Frot

75019 : Au Vin des Rues: 21, rue Boulard

75020 : Le Baratin: 3, rue Jouye-Rouve

Nightclub Tour of Paris

If you happen to be visiting Paris at Beaujolais Nouveau time, you’ll be able to experience one of the famous wine traditions across France, so whether you decide to pop into a bar, or go wine tasting, or even take a tour of the nightclubs, don’t forget to try the beaujolais nouveau!

Beaujolais nouveau night club tour

Other great ideas for Wine Tasting in Paris France

Paris / Ile de France

Wine Tasting in Paris FrancePerfect locations to learn about wine tasting in Paris France!

Centre d’Information, de Documentation, et de Dégustation
45, rue Liancourt
75014 Paris
Tel: 01- 43-27-67-21
Fax: 01- 43-20-84-00

Evening or weekend classes available by request for groups of minimum of five people. Special lectures or dinners with wine tasting can also be arranged throughout the year.

Loic de Roquefeuil
Versein et Minvielle 50,
rue Sainte-Anne
75002 Paris
Tel: 01-42-61-99-88

Three-hour wine classes emphasizing the relationship between the land and wine are available for groups upon request. 30 people maximum. Flexible location and prices.

Maison de la Vigne et du Vin de France
21, rue François 1er
75008 Paris
Tel: 01- 47-20-20-76
Fax: 01- 47-23-07-21

The Maison de la Vigne rents space in an elegant 19th-century Hôtel Particulier near the Champs-Elysées to groups of amateurs or professionals. We can organize a wine tasting course for groups of 10-50 people, the price depends on the theme, number of people, etc. Groups of 5-15 can have a 30-45 minute introduction to wine tasting in the boutique. English possible for groups.

Musée du Vin
Rue des Eaux 5, square Charles Dickens
75016 Paris
Tel: 01- 45-25-63-26
Fax: 01- 40-50-91-22

The Wine Museum is located in wonderfully preserved vaulted cellars of the 14th-century Abbey of Passy, and offers a wine course every Saturday from 10:00am to noon. Part theory and part tasting, classes focus on one wine region. The museum displays centuries-old tools of the trade and wax figures representing all stages in the life of wine. Restaurant and wine bar on the premises. For large groups, with prior arrangements, tours and tastings in English can be arranged.