The gourmets of Port de Suffren of Paris !!

As I am a foodie guy ,got me some new older pictures to update this older post of a nice event we love to attend while living and working in Versailles/Paris. One of the best advantage of living in France is the gastronomy and wines etc are the best in the world. Yes often imitated but never surpass ,it was the first region by Unesco on World Heritage Immaterial mention on it. Anyway , let me tell you about the Port de Suffren very near the Eiffel tower , and more importantly about an event that has mark my time in Paris since 2008 to 2011, the Saveurs et Vins encounter at the  former Maxim’s peniche boat.

Paris Maxim's PF port suffren mar09

The port de Suffren at the Quai Branly off the pont Bir Hakeim bridge or just coming from the Eiffel tower and go down on your left to the Seine river. This covers parts of the 7éme and 15éme arrondissements or districts and Gros Caillou and Grenelle quartiers or neighborhood respectively of Paris, The name Suffren comes from 1905 that was the avenue found next to it . The port is about 600 meters long from the Pont d’Iéna to the Pont de Bir-Hakeim and is mostly filled with housing peniche boats.

Paris Maxim's mars11

There places to eat here such as the Francette, Gustave, and the péniche du Cercle de la Mer. On the left side of Pont d’Iéna you have the Vedettes de Paris cruise boats and on the right side the Bateaux Parisiens cruise boats and Batobus in the port de Bourbonnais. And you should know this so won’t dwell on them.



The event that took me to find out about this area was the Saveurs et Vins or tastes and wines that was held back for me from 2008 to 2011 at the Maxim’s peniche boat own by Pierre Cardin fame. The best houses came here for you to taste.

Paris maxim's saveurs et vins boat by Seine mars11

I was looking forward every year to the event. When I came to the Morbihan breton it was too far to go just for a day so instead had made friendship with many of the participants and contacted them to go direct to their place to taste and purchase. It has become a family tradition.

The event at the  Maxim’s peniche or boat event call saveurs et vins or tastes and wines event on the Seine river  at the port de Suffren just down the left stairs from crossing the tour Eiffel. It went on for several years until Pierre Cardin sold his boat and the event has continue at the port du Javel Haut in November on the boat River Place. This is now at the Quai André Citroën 15éme arrondissement or district, and quartier de Javel or neighborhood of Paris.


Just for the memories will tell you coming here taking metro Bir Hakeim line 6 or RER C Champ de Mars/Tour Eiffel, you go down the stairs by the carrusel side with your back on the Tour Eiffel its your left, walk along the Seine river at the  Port de Suffren for about 100 meters and the boat peniche Maxim’s was there anchored. OF course, we came by car and parked right on the port free for the event.

Many wonderful independant producers came here, and the offering is one of the best in France. Some of my favorites that still attend this event were:

Champagne Philippe Gonet (Le Mesnil-sur-Oger  51 ,south of Epernay): Champagne Philippe Gonet, We go here often but not every year:webpage :

Domaine Dutertre (Amboise-Touraine 37 near Amboise ) : Domaine Dutertre wines, We still in person to their property every year getting to know grandfather, father, and son; webpage :

Souleilles terre de foie gras , (north east of Agen 47 ): We have visited and order online, Webpage :

From our times there but no longer on the schedule were the Chocolats de Beussent-Lachelle (pas de Calais  62 ,but 25 stores nationwide, We have ordered online, webpage:

The official Sauveurs et Vins

There you go folks, a nice memorable gastronomic tour of some of the best of my belle France. You too can come and visit while in Paris and maybe you get hook on some of them as we did and have and still do! The Sauveurs et Vins is friendliness, ambiance, and good food/drinks tops !

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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