A Champagne First in Paris

Traveling the world, visiting glamorous hotels, sipping decadent champagne. Yep, that’s my life. I have so many favorite locations that I go back to again and again, but I am constantly on the lookout for that new hidden gem, that diamond in the rough. I’ve been been traveling to Paris for over 20 years, so naturally I have numerous haunts that I love to visit on a regular basis. Now that I live here, stumbling across a new hotel or bar is just as exciting, and it’s a joy to plan my weekly outings each Monday.

This week’s champagne “outing” was one of my favorites. I had heard about it before, but somehow it had never popped up at the top of my list.

Eileen Callahan of Champagne Travels at Le Dokhan's hotel in Paris FranceInside the charming Le Dokhan’s hotel, located in the 16th arrondissement and just a leisurely stroll from the Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Elysées, sits the first champagne bar in Paris. This cute and quaint, elegant yet unpretentious champagne parlor is everything you might expect and more.

Eileen Callahan of Champagne Travels visits Le Dokhan's Hotel in Paris FranceCome in, relax, and choose among over 240 varieties of champagne, from your most popular to your rare vintages. Expect to be impressed by the knowledge of the Head Sommelier, who is there to assist you in choosing the right glass or bottle for you, whether you are a expert or a beginner in bubbles.

Champagne Travels founder Eileen Callahan visits Le Dokhan's, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel in Paris france

Personally, I fancied a flight that evening, which gave me the chance to learn about a small boutique champagne house and to experience a lesser known family vineyard, but one I will be on the hunt for again in the future.

Make sure to check if one of the jazz quartets is playing on the night you visit, as nothing beats relaxing with a loved one and enjoying some bubbles accompanied by a great musical beat.

This champagne first is a must visit in Paris–see you at Le Dokhan’s!

Eileen Callahan of Champagne Travels at Le Dokhan's, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel in Paris France