Ô Chateau is known for its fun and interesting wine tastings. It has now opened the largest wine bar in Paris. Located near the Louvre (see details below), Ô Chateau's new digs have over 3000 square feet of space with three tasting rooms and a wine bar (said to be the largest in Paris). The wine bar is open Mon. to Sat. 3pm to midnight (until 2am on Fri. and Sat.). Highly recommended.
Info: 1st/Métro Louvre-Rivoli (line 1) or Etienne Marcel (line 4). 68 rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau (a six minute walk from the Louvre and a two minute walk from rue Montorgueuil). Tel: 33 (0)1 44 73 97 80. www.o-chateau.com
Andy Herbach is the author of several Open Road guides, including Best of Paris, Best of Provence, and Best of Spain. He is the co-author of the Eating & Drinking Series of menu translators and restaurant guides, including Eating & Drinking in Paris, Eating & Drinking in Italy, and Eating & Drinking in Spain. Andy is a lawyer and resides in Milwaukee.