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Wine opulence

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Vinum Bonum laetificat cor hominis' : good wine gladdens a man's heart at Caves Legrand, Lavinia, and the Bordeauxtheque at Galeries Lafayette.

Since 1972, Caves Legrand has given drink at the magnificent Galerie Vivienne, where paintings of goddesses and nymphs dance in the rotundas. Walk on Giandomenico Facchina's tiles and raise your glass of wine to Paris at the tasting counter, which also sells local products.

In 1999, in their desire to store wine in optimal conditions (horizontal storage, air conditioning temperature at a constant 19°C and low-voltage lighting), wine enthusiasts Thierry Servant and Pascal Chevrot founded Lavinia, which carries 6,000 wines from more than 30 countries. It also has a bistro with good food constantly on the simmer.

The Bordeauxtheque at Galeries Lafayette on the first floor of Lafayette Gourmet has 1,200 Bordeaux wines in a 250-square-metre space. Under LED lights, with controlled humidity and constant temperature, the Bordeauxtheque is partnered with wine merchant Duclot (also owner of Pétrus). It offers wines ranging from 4.50-euro discoveries to priceless mythical vintages.

Legrand Filles et Fils
1, rue de la Banque
75002 Paris

+33 (0)1 42 60 07 12

www.caves-legrand.com

Lavinia
3-5, boulevard de la Madeleine
75001 Paris

+33 (0)1 42 97 20 20

www.lavinia.fr

La Bordeauxthèque
Lafayette Gourmet
First floor
35, bd Haussmann
75009 Paris

+33 (0)1 40 23 91 75

www.bordeauxtheque.com

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