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French Wine and Books

You probably have a romanticized vision of Parisian streets lined with cozy little cafes stacked high with old literature and bottles of wine. This is not just a fantasy. Located on the lively Rue Vieille du Temple, La Belle Hortense is an idyllic little wine bar and bookshop to have an engaging conversation over a coffee or glass of wine. Surrounded by French and international literature in 19th century rooms, it’s easy to imagine Gustave Flaubert sitting in similar surroundings as he wrote “Madame Bovary”. Frequented by artists, novelists and filmmakers, as well as well-traveled intellects, you might just get swept up in a discussion for hours on the comfortable couches.

Utrip Tips

*Recommended by local expert Sophie Coissieux *Don't arrive too late, or it will be difficult to find an open seat *Check out the rotating art exhibition in the back lounge

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