Christmas in our favourite pâtisserie in Maisons-Laffitte


Last Easter and Mother’s Day we featured Bauget, our favourite local pâtisserie which is one of the finest in our little town called Maisons-Laffitte, 20km West of Paris. Here is a selection of photos taken before Christmas!

What we love about our local pâtisserie is the fact that the decoration changes with the seasons of the year. Madame Bauget takes great pride in varying the decor and you can even buy the items that are featured. So as well as being able to buy beautiful edible gifts there is a wonderful selection of crockery, candles and other original gift ideas. With Christmas coming up, the seasonal highlights are their fine handmade chocolates and delicious pastries and delicacies.  The famous bûche de Noël is available from the week before Christmas which we’ll photograph and post later.

The staff spent a whole day re-doing the window for Christmas and making the inside look so pretty. There are handmade and painted decorations from Bavaria from an artisan who makes it all in his little workshop (no made in China here!). This really shows a commitment to excellence and  we often hear other customers congratulating the shopkeepers on lovely their pâtisserie is. But it’s not just the look of the place it’s the always warm welcome and fine service you receive all year-round.

Here are some pictures we took a few days ago of their beautiful Christmas displays, chocolate and cakes. If they look irresistible in the photos, they’re even better in real life!

Location: 18 Avenue de Longueil, 78600 Maisons-Laffitte, France

Bauget are open all day Christmas Eve and Christmas Day till lunchtime as well as all their usual opening hours.

Tuesday to Friday 8.30am to 1pm and 3.15pm to 7.30pm, Saturday 8am to 1pm and 3.15pm to 7.30pm and Sunday from 8am to 1pm. Closed on Monday.


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Rachel grew up in England and was always very fond of France from a young age. Childhood memories of holidays in the Loire Valley, Dordogne and Brittany framed her love of France as a child. She is now bilingual and enjoys speaking French. She has a creative flair and loves cooking and recipe testing. She writes honestly about her French experiences as an expat which can at times be quite amusing.

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