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Paris, Nice bread stops worth noting?

dantortorici's picture

Paris, Nice bread stops worth noting?

Headed to France in a couple of weeks with some time in Nice and then Paris.

I'm interested in adding some breadmaker's tour of France flavor to this and have planned, thanks to this site, on a number of bakery visits in Paris.

How about shops where you buy baking equipment? or other related shops?

I have Dellerin (sp?) on my list but what else might i find?

Anything in Nice I should look for?




amauer's picture

His website probably has some of this information you desire. I loaned my book "The Sweet life in Paris" out so I can't reference it. His website is a treasure anyway. Have a wonderful time! Andrea

rhondapearlman's picture

I was in Paris last summer, and was on a quest for bread, pastries and chocolate.  David Leibovitz has a blog.  type in his name and it will come up.  All about his book when you get back.  It's 'delicious' and hilarious!  Another great blog is found at 'Eyepreferparis'.  Lots of good info.  For the latest postings and articles, just type in 'best-boulangeries-in-paris' or wherever you are going.  I have found this to produce great info.  Be sure to check before you leave as to whether the places are still open and the hours.  May be different that what we are expecting. Also, the most famous bakery is Poilane.  They now ship to NYC.  The bread bakery is now managed by the children (the parents are now deceased).  It's an experience!

Have a great trip!

rsherr's picture

David Lebovitz's book is a delight to read and filled with terrific recipes too.  I've subscribed to his newsletter via the web site and it's always entertaining.  A must if you're going to France.