On the advice of my little sister, who loves to seek out great spots in Paris, I headed to Au Village des Ternes without a reservation. I introduced myself to the young man behind the bar who called for his father Didier and offered me an espresso which was, by the way, excellent. His dad arrived and sat down near me at the bar. He spoke confidently to me about his wine-based establishment. With its 255 champagnes and 200 wines, he has good reason to be proud. Didier, who hails from the Jura Department in the east of France, was the chef at the first champagne bar in Paris in 1987. He closely follows his winemakers, always looking for rare gems. To do this, he sets off to explore the hillsides of Champagne each month. The price of a bottle of champagne there ranges from €50 to €250, available by the glass for €10. Au Village des Ternes is a family business which he runs with his son Jimmy, the sommelier, his wife Fabienne in the dining room and Didier himself as the chef. Because Au Village des Ternes is also a brasserie which serves traditional dishes at lunch, dinner and even later. A location recommended for anyone who loves bubbly and good food in an informal setting.