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Paris Drinking: Chez Cool Bar
We think cave dwelling is tres cool, particularly when it involves excessive amounts of vin rouge and loyal Parisians dancing on tables to old French and Hebrew songs. You'll find it at Chez George, one of Paris' oldest wine bars in the relatively tourist-free Mabillon section.
Legend has it that "the house of George" was once a hiding place for Jews during the Nazi occupation. Be it an old barman's tale or accurate fact, we loved the cavern's dimly lit narrow passageways and smoky underground crannies. We also liked that the doorman thought twice before letting us Americans in, a sure sign that we were entering a "locals only" zone.