I'm traveling a lot and sometimes I spend a day or two in Paris, France. I thought it might be a good idea to share a nice place where you can buy some cigars with help of professional assistants (which is not always the case in Europe). It is called A la Civette ("at a cigar shop") and is located right in the touristic center of the city, close to the Louvre museum. Don't expect to pay a premium for the location as cigar prices are exactly the same in ALL cigar shops in France.
The place has a strong tradition as it first opened its doors in 1716. A la Civette boasts a large walk-in humidor with a good selection of Cuban cigars (all of them are available by single) and it also has non-Cubans like CAO, Ashton VSG or Padron 1964 (most of them at prohibitive prices, of course). I walked out with some cigars that I wanted to try for a long time and couldn't find elsewhere - Saint Luis Rey Serie A, Winston Churchill Marrakesh and Por Larrañaga Petit Corona. Expect reviews soon. By the way, if you want to enjoy your cigars straight away, there is a nice café just opposite the cigar shop, where you can smoke outdoors.
Here's the address if you ever have a chance to visit it:
157, rue Saint-Honoré
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