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February 16, 2009



Simply wonderfull. Thanks for the lovely pics.


Fantastic, I have been reading with growing enthusiasm! Your site was mentionned to me by Roelof Ligtmans, an old acquaintance. I have a wineblog myself, and will certainly draw attention to this story on the entrepots de Bercy (I wrote a few articles on the wine history of my city and read everything concerning history and wine).
I'll be coming back, regards, Mariëlla

Paulo Queiroz

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Could you please link my blog?
Thank you and congratulation for your work.
Paulo Queiroz


Very interesting and wel documented story Bertrand. Also great pictures, both yours as the old ones to which you refer.


Jens Hork

Dear Bertrand,

This is the most interesting story I've read on your blog in a very long while and it took me back on a nostalgic trip to the late 1970's when I visited Les Entrepôts de Bercy and took similar pictures as yours. THANK YOU!

Best Wishes,


Thank you for the comments, I wanted to share some of these pictures for a long time and I'm pleased you like the story. The old B&W pictures I link to are amazing indeed, all these casks waiting along the Seine and in Bercy streets...I think I'd pay quite a lot to taste a mid-range Burgundy from one of these casks.


I like your blog!



Je viens de découvrir avec le plus grand interet votre evocation des Entrepots de Bercy. Il me faut encore le traduire en fran_ais
... Un très long développement - dont je vous remercie - sur la Maison FANTON. J'aimerais apporter une ou 2 petites rectifications. Est-ce possible ?

Merci encore

François Fanton

François FANTON

Voici bien des mois, je vous faisais part que votre texte remarquablement documenté sur les entrepôts de Bercy (et la maison Fanton) comportait une ou 2 approximations. Voici ce qu’il en est :

- “ ..... The Maison Fanton was started by Michel Fanton in 1891 after he left his family…..”
... Les 2 plus jeunes enfant de Michel Fanton sont nés à Bercy, respectivement en 1870 et 1872.
Les papiers de commerce portaient en exergue « A Paris depuis 1867 ». Cette date étant celle de l’EXPOSITION Universelle, dont le comité d’organisation est présidé par .....
. .. Le Prince Jérôme -Napoléon,
Ce dernier (1822-1891) , fils de Jérôme Bonaparte, est une personnalité politique du 2d Empire.
En 1859, à Florence en Toscane ; il se fait applaudir par la foule. En 1859, il se marie avec une princesse italienne.

cf. le site www.chateaudebercy.com

François Fanton

funny siri

Thank god some bloggers can write. Thank you for this piece of writing!!

Trevor spink

HI I stumbeld across this site looking for information on railway wine wagons I realy enjoyed the read and information ,Very interesting very good photos shame it as been reduced to rubble for a shopping centre, Trevor spink

david verge

i used to frolic there many a times. i am so glad that you have captured the spirit of the place i loved so much. thank you, just wonderful



I am very glad to have found those pictures because Bercy is the place where I grew up from my birth to 12.
Can you please send me a copy of the picture with the green building (pipermint get) and the house on the right side, because it was my home for years. I leaved there because my grand-father was a keeper in Bercy's wine warehouse.
Waiting for your awaited return,
Many, many thanks

Natacha Bigot-Saidoune

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