On Sunday afternoons, just as Marché d’Aligre is winding down, crowds of locals flock to Le Baron Rouge for glasses of afternoon wine and sharing platters of charcuterie, cheese, and, perhaps best of all, seasonal fresh oysters. In this tiny venue on the corner of Rue de Cotte, Le Baron Rouge feels like a snapshot of old, romantic Paris. It teems with a lively, laid-back ambiance that feels catching – don’t be afraid to ask strangers or the sommeliers for wine recommendations. You might make new friends, especially if you come at peak after-work hours or on weekends. Glasses of wine cost a paltry 2.5-4 euros each, and those in the know bring their own bottle to fill up for about 5 euros. The experience of filling your own bottle of wine straight from the barrel is surprisingly refreshing, and not to be missed.
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