French boulangeries


Just a few words about French boulangeries which are found in on vitally every corner of cities, and in many villages and country towns throughout France.

The Boulangerie-Pâtisserie is a French institution where tempting quality breads and fabulous pâtisseries are sold. In a traditional boulangerie, the golden crusty baguettes are made twice a day in the bakery which is usually found behind the shop. This is particularly appreciated by workers coming back home after a long day. They will find at their favourite boulangeries freshly baked bread for dinner.

Baguette Tradition 02 © French Moments

A delicious ‘baguette tradition’ © French Moments


One of our favourite things is to look for the best bakeries in town, often guided by the smells of freshly baking bread that are difficult to resist.

A boulangerie shop window displays delicious ‘viennoiseries’ (croissants, brioches, pains au chocolat) and eye-catching pâtisseries that often looks like edible jewels.

Viennoiseries Annecy © French Moments

Viennoiseries in a boulangerie in Annecy © French Moments


Bread production is taken very seriously and talented Paris bakers compete each year to win the first prize for the best baguette or croissant.

baguettes in Paris Au levain d'antan

Boulangerie Au Levain d’Antan,18th arrt © French Moments




Find out more about the iconic French baguette and the formidable story behind the French croissant!



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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. He has a background teaching French, Economics and Current Affairs, 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. Pierre is the author of the Discovery Course on the Secrets of the Eiffel Tower and the Christmas book "Voyage au Pays de Noël".

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