The Académie du Pain
Christian Vabret chose to open the Académie du Pain in the 14th arrondissement of Paris, rue d’Alésia, amid this historic and cosy setting. Here, bread, pastries and other pastries are crafted in the great tradition of French bakery. Treat yourself to the traditional pains au chocolat et croissants, macaroons, fruit tarts and other sweet and savoury creations. And let’s not forget good old bread made with the best 100% French flour; you can even enjoy a full breakfast here.
The decor is every bit as impressive as the products. The 1900s shop facade reproduces decorative carpentry from the Napoleon III era and gold leaf paintings under glass. This seventeenth-century technique, known as églomisation, was produced by the “Lucien Helle” workshops – the last to make use of this time-honoured technique. Inside the shop, painters and carvers have produced the wooden sculptures that create this perfect setting.
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Days and opening hours
Every day throughout the year between 7 am and 8.30 pm. Closed on Sunday.