Tucked away in the streets of Colmar, France, you'll find a unique shop that combines the love of literature with the art of winemaking – Le Chat Perché. This delightful establishment, opened in February 2022, is a thriving bookshop and wine cellar. It's the brainchild of Nathalie and Nicolas, who decided to turn their two passions into a life project.
Le Chat Perché is not your ordinary bookstore; it's a place where culture and well-being beautifully intersect. The book section boasts an extensive collection, spanning various genres, with a special emphasis on social sciences, nature, philosophy, and gastronomy. The wine cellar offers a curated selection of around 80 to 90 wines, primarily focusing on natural wines and showcasing Alsatian wines along with other classic regional varieties.
Nestled in a friendly neighborhood just outside Colmar's center, Le Chat Perché thrives on the Saturday morning farmers' market atmosphere near St. Joseph church. It's on this day that customers flock to this cozy 35 m² boutique. Here, they can indulge in book signings with authors and savor wine tastings, sometimes even in the company of winemakers.
The owner Nicolas is also the writer of the book "Des Oranges en Alsace?" published in May 2023. The book is a succession of in-depth interviews with passionate winegrowers in Alsace, focusing on the world of natural wine. The book offers a diverse tapestry of insights, perspectives, and experiences that shed light on contemporary issues in the wine industry, from the concept of terroir to adapting to climate change.
"Des Oranges en Alsace?" invites readers to immerse themselves in the world of wine, much like Le Chat Perché itself, a space that brings together the literary and vinicultural passions in a delightful and harmonious way. Visit this charming bookstore and wine cellar to indulge in culture and well-being, and discover a world where books and wines unite to create an enriching and soul-satisfying experience.