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Du Pain et des Idées
One of the house specialties of baker Christophe Vasseur's is his Friendship Bread ("pain des amis") whose distinct flavor and crusty, browned bottom come from being formed by hand, or so this... Read More
One of the house specialties of baker Christophe Vasseur's is his Friendship Bread ("pain des amis") whose distinct flavor and crusty, browned bottom come from being formed by hand, or so this bakery's fans would have you believe. More likely the organic flour he uses to make it also plays a part. Morning is the best time to come because that way you can delight in the house made morning pastries like the five different kinds of raisin roll, « l'escargot » (the traditional morning danish that looks like a cinnamon roll) : l'escargot made with honey nougat and lemon, another made with pistachio and chocolate chips, a third made with fresh cassis, yet another with bits of praline and then finally the raisin danish made with rum-soaked raisins. Once you're finished with those, be sure to buy some loaves (of bread) to take home with you.
- Boulangeries: "It's good to know where delicious quick bites can be found when sightseeing around Paris. This bakery is located away from the regular tourist path and has a cult following for baker Christophe Vasseur's breads."
- Best for Boulangeries Because: Parisians have been known to make pilgrimages from their own cosy little 'hoods to buy bread from this bakery. That's unheard of.