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The Carpedien: a Norman wine bar like you've never seen before

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The Carpedien: a Norman wine bar like you've never seen before

Eric Chavaudra

This is the new trendy place in Normandy. A couple of Parisians opened the first wine bar in full center of Cabourg. The Carpedien offers a great selection of wines, beers and whiskeys as well as many boards to savor. Lovers of a atmosphere and friendly food, go for it!

With his two sons, a couple of Parisians left the capital for the blooming coast and open to a wine music bar and other delicacies where everyone comes to taste the pleasure of the moment. If the atmosphere and the service take precedence, decoration is not in rest. Black ceiling, blue on the wall, wooden furniture ... the place adopts a atmosphere of the 50s which befits him and values ​​him.

It is close to the Grand Hotel, in the heart of the most commercial artery of the Norman city, that Valérie and Éric have converted a former hairdresser in space where to realize their dream. He passionately connoisseur wines, whiskeys, beers, she demanding decorator and warm hostess. By dint of spending their weekends to CabourgThese ex-Parisians ended three years ago by settling there. Soon joined by Lucas and Jeremy, their sons who also actively participate in the small family business ! The frame was designed by Valérie.

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High or semi-high tables, replicas of school chairs; on the wall, portrait of David Bowie by Murciano and cluster of copper or chocolate lamps.

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Colors, materialsshe followed her desires, instinct, to the great annoyance of her architect. She wanted this daring blue, this black ceiling, this false roof of Paris with its skylight, these keys the 50's mixed with contemporary. "I did what I would have liked for myself, our guiding thread is to offer others what we would have liked as customers." During the works, as the walls were stripped, appeared the original stones, ideal to marry with the authentic wood of the soil, furniture or terrace on the garden as with steel very current of the mezzanine. Side music, if the atmosphere is often jazz or to pop folk rock, preferences of the couple, free card is left at themed parties.

Mirrors on a blue duck background, woolen bench, rounded beech chairs, ash tables on metal legs and aged oak parquet.

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In glasses, sinks a sharp selection of wines chosen by Eric who also proposes a hundred whiskeys rare, aged or even untraceable, Scottish, Japanese or Taiwanese, beers not with the pressure but Trappists, brewed by the monks, or of the natural juices craft and non-alcoholic cocktails. On the boards to share with friends, we enjoy oysters, whelks, seaweed tartares, fine charcuterie, vegetable spreads ... A delicatessen brings together their high-end favorites as "the best rice in the world!" In this place, first of its kind in Cabourg, everything has been thought for the well-being, from the refined comfort to the soundproofing worthy of a music studio. But where does the amazing neologism come from, which they named the place, The Carpathian ? From the contraction of Carpe Diem and D'epicurean, explains Valérie. An entire program !

The bar, ten meters long, was made by a local craftsman; wooden chairs with wafers of wine and, above, the mezzanine with cathedral ceiling.

Eric Chavaudra

THE CARPEDIAN: From 6 pm to 1 am, every day except Tuesday.

Address: 71, avenue de la Mer 14390 Cabourg, France

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