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Bread baking classes in France

JenV18's picture

Bread baking classes in France

Hi,  I am living in France for 20years and I want to take some artisanal bread baking classes to learn the basics and someday open a micro bakery, does anyone know of a good teacher or classes, willing to travel anywhere.  

chefcdp's picture

Well, if you are willing to travel as far as Wales, I know of one.  Mick Hartley, baker, author and teacher, gives individual or group classes by appointment.  Mick not only has operated a micro bakery, he has written a very good book about the experience.

You can find more information at his Web site :

Charles's picture


My business partner, Pat Hains, is a master baker. Together we are hosting week long bread and pastry classes using my ancient wood fired oven at my medieval home in St Cirq Lapopie in SW France. Take a look at our course offerings and feel free to contact us to discuss!


Ann Lokey