1st Arrondissement

Taverne Henri IV


13 Place du Pont-Neuf,


One of the oldest wine bars in Paris, Taverne Henri IV is located near the Pont Neuf (New Bridge) in the Place Dauphine. A local institution since the 1880’s, the casual, no-frills bistro is furnished with a long wooden bar, about a dozen tables, and autographed photos of author Georges Simenon and actor Yves Montand, both of whom frequented the restaurant. The affordable menu includes sandwiches, quiches, and charcuterie plates like the plat du porc (dish of pork) with headcheese, pâté, rillettes, garlic sausage, and andouillette. Wine is purchased directly from the vineyards and includes Crémant, Beaujolais, and Alsace varieties.