Ma Cave Fleury is the unfailingly festive caviste and wine bar founded in 2009 by Morgane Fleury, global ambassador of her family’s biodynamic Champagne Fleury. The bar contains nothing more to eat than rudimentary charcuterie and cheese plates, but the wine list is a vast range of her family’s champagnes, supplemented by the wines of her friends and peers. Morgane Fleury is like a fairy godmother, her warmth constituting an antidote to the conservative froideur that typifies the public faces of most Champagne houses. With its casual, communal terrace on a street known for porn and grit, Ma Cave Fleury is a rarity in Paris: an unpretentious and egalitarian venue in which to enjoy France’s most famous luxury product.
- natural wine
- vintage wine
- low wine markups
- outdoor / patio
What to drink
Champagne Fleury’s range is vast and slightly inconsistent. But a 2004 non-dosed blanc des noirs called "Bolèro" is downright majestic.
If you get hungry for more than cheese plates, head around the corner to Aux Tonneaux des Halles, an old-school joint that serves decent steak alongside terrific natural Beaujolais.