Easter Egg Nest in France

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In many European countries children decorate nests just before Easter. In Paris a traditional cake representing an Easter egg nest is prepared in many pâtisseries and when they appear in their windows we know that Easter is around the corner.


Our friends at Pâtisserie Bauget in Maisons-Laffitte make a delicious cake shaped as a bird nest with meringues, chocolate and Easter eggs. In French the delicacy is called ‘Nids de Pâques’.

Easter Egg Nest by Bauget in Maisons-Laffitte© French Moments

Easter Egg Nest by Bauget in Maisons-Laffitte© French Moments

Easter Egg Nest by Bauget in Maisons-Laffitte© French Moments

Easter Egg Nest by Bauget in Maisons-Laffitte© French Moments

The origins of the cake are unknown to us but it seems the tradition would come from Germany and Austria where nests filled with sweets and eggs were hidden in the garden. Children were told that the Easter Bunny had come with a basket full of sweet surprises…

Bauget has some wonderful Easter decorations inside and you’ll have until Easter Sunday to enjoy them!

Easter decorations at Bauget in Maisons-Laffitte © French Moments

Easter decorations at Bauget in Maisons-Laffitte © French Moments

Easter eggs at Bauget in Maisons-Laffitte © French Moments

Easter eggs at Bauget in Maisons-Laffitte © French Moments

Easter eggs at Bauget in Maisons-Laffitte © French Moments

Easter eggs at Bauget in Maisons-Laffitte © French Moments

Easter eggs at Bauget in Maisons-Laffitte © French Moments

Easter eggs at Bauget in Maisons-Laffitte © French Moments

Easter decorations at Bauget in Maisons-Laffitte © French Moments

Easter decorations at Bauget in Maisons-Laffitte © French Moments

Easter decorations at Bauget in Maisons-Laffitte © French Moments

Easter decorations at Bauget in Maisons-Laffitte © French Moments

LocationBauget, 18 Avenue de Longueil, 78600 Maisons-Laffitte, France

The Bauget pastry shop is open from Tuesday to Saturday 8.30am-1pm and 3.15pm-7.30pm and on Sunday from 8.30am to 1pm. Closed on Monday.

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Pierre is a French/Australian who is passionate about France and its culture. He grew up in France and Germany and has also lived in Australia and England. In 2014 he moved back to Europe from Sydney with his wife and daughter to be closer to their families and to France. He has a background teaching French and holds a Master of Translating and Interpreting English-French with the degree of Master of International Relations and a degree of Economics and Management.

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