Whoever thinks of France automatically thinks baguette and croissant, right? Along with the marinière and the snails, bread is a part of the typical French clichés. And for once, this cliché is quite accurate! Who doesn’t like a freshly baked baguette with melted butter?
The French people are fortunate enough to have the best bread, and it is envied everywhere in the world! You can’t find it anywhere else. Whether you are a tourist wanting to taste the famous croissant, or a French person looking for the best bread, we have gathered a list of the best Parisian bakeries for you.
Since the 1930s, the bread from Poilâne’s is a must. The bakery has been passed on for three generations, and the bread is still as good. Their top product: The loaf of 1.9Kg, unchanged since 1932. The Poilâne brand owns seven shops, three in Paris, one in Versailles, two in London, and one in Belgium!
Address: 8 rue du Cherche-Midi, 75006 Paris (Subway Sèvres – Babylone (line 10 and 12) or Saint Sulpice (line 4)). To find a shop, you can check the official website.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, from 7am to 8:30pm. (the opening hours can change depending on the shops).
You can also order online on the official website.
La Boulangerie du Nil €€
Opened in December 2015, La Boulangerie du Nil is part of the company Terroirs d’Avenir. Indeed, Samuel Nahon and Alexandre Drouat associated to fill the rue du Nil with shops that follow their values: organic and local farming. The prices are higher but it is for the best. The range isn’t very large, but it is sufficient nonetheless.
Address: 3 rue du Nil – 75002 Paris (Subway Sentier, line 3)
Opening hours: Open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 8am to 8pm and on Sundays from 8am to 1:30pm.
See more information on Boulangerie du Nil’s website.
Eric Kayser €€
Since 1996, Eric Kayser has really ascended in the bakery world. Indeed, thanks to the machine he created in 1994, the fermento-levain, he was able to create a bread with a soft inside and a great conservation. Today, the Baguette Monge, a traditional baguette, is the top product of their shops. The Maison Kayser owns a lot of them, dispersed on all the continents.
Address: 8 rue Monge, 75005 Paris.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, from 7am to 11pm (the opening hours can change depending on the shops).
See more information about the Kayser bakeries on the official website.
De Belles Manières €
The specialty of the bakery De Belles Manières is the bread cut into slices. You no longer have to choose between two big loaves of bread as you can choose to pick up a few slices of each! You will find some classics like the nut bread or some more uncommon ones like the squid ink bread or the tarragon bread! Furthermore, the flour is organic, contains very little gluten, and the ingredients are fresh and made in France. At the back of the shop, you will also find a tea salon where you can eat brunch.
Address: 5 rue de Turbigo, 75001 Paris (Subway Etienne Marcel, line 4).
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 8am to 8pm
For more information about the bakery De Belles Manières, you can go on their Facebook page.
Du Pain et des Idées €
Christophe Vasseur, a former fashion professional, has become a baker out of passion. He now owns his own shop where he sells his low gluten bread. Everything is handmade with organic and local ingredients. Its flagship product: the “pain des amis”, is a round bread made in an ancestral way and absolutely delicious!
Address: 34 rue Yves Toudic 75010 Paris
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 6:45am to 8pm
For more information about the bakery Du Pain et des Idées, you can go on their official website (in French).
Le Grenier à Pain €€
Since 1998, Le Grenier à Pain has never stopped developing. Today, this bakery is more or less a chain, as it has shops everywhere in the world. Michel Galloyer, the creator of the brand, has even opened his own bakery school in Paris! The expansion of the brand has not altered the pricing in any way, and the traditional baguette, although expensive (1.25€), is excellent. Le Grenier à Pain also offers a collection of traditional pastries not to be missed.
Address: 5 shops in Paris. Find a store near you.
Opening hours: They depend on the shop you go to. To know more about opening hours of the Le Grenier à Pain shops, go to their official website.
Boulangerie Charbonnier €
The Boulangerie Charbonnier is a bakery taken over since 2018 by Valérie and Jean-Paul Charbonnier. Together, they have developed a wide range of products and even a gluten free one! On top of that, everything is organic.
Address: 38 rue des Batignolles, 75017 Paris
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 6.45am to 8pm.
For more information about the bakery Boulangerie Charbonnier, you can go on their official website.
Aki Boulanger €
Aki Boulanger is a Franco-Japanese that goes back to the French bakery tradition, but adding Japanese specialties. Therefore, you will be able to find both French and Japanese breads such as the matcha bread. Of course, there are also pastries such as the green tea range (millefeuille, opera cake, Paris-Brest, etc.). The shop also offers bentos, those typically Japanese lunches that you can eat on the go. Additionally, you have the option of eating there if you want to.
Address: 16 rue Sainte-Anne, 75001 Paris
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 7.30am to 8.30pm
For more information about the Aki Boulanger bakery, you can visit the official website (in French).
Maison Landemaine €
Rodolphe Landemaine has perfected himself among the best, such as Pierre Hermé or Paul Bocuse before opening his own bakery in the street Tolbiac in the 13th district. He now owns a dozen shops in Paris and a bakery school in Tokyo. The brand Landemaine is particularly attached to the traditional know-how and the fact that everything is 100% handmade. His products are always of a high quality! Please note that the name of the homemade bread changes depending on the location of the shop (for example: The Martyrs bread can be found in the shop on the street Martyrs).
Address: 12 shops in the Parisian area. Find a Landemaine bakery near you.
Opening hours: They depend on the shop you choose.
For more information about the bakeries Landemaine you can go on their official website.
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