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Peoples Drug Store

With a host of international beers, a speedy bottle-chilling machine, and a row of chess tables at patrons’ disposal, Guillaume Lucas’ shop is a welcome addition to the rue des Martyrs.  M. Lucas is quiet, but happy to answer questions and clearly loves beer.  His collection contains brews from dozens of countries (with Belgium heavily represented), and he’s looking forward to carrying more French craft beers as the distribution and availability for these increase.  A good place to pick up something on the way to a party or picnic, but you can also pass a few hours here, playing chess and sipping quality beer.

Practical information

Address: 78 rue des Martyrs, 75018
Nearest transport: Abbesses (12), Pigalle (2, 12)
Hours: Every day 12pm-12am (2am Friday-Saturday)
Average price: 3€ for 33-50cl bottles, 6€ for 75cl bottles
Notable Brews: Ar-Men (France-Brittany), Rince Cochon (Belgium), Negra Modelo (Mexico)

Reviews of interest

HIP Paris (2012) “At Peoples Drug Store, owner Guillaume Lucas has transformed a Montmartre corner storefront into an understated haven for Parisian beer-drinkers looking to delve beyond basic supermarket staples. The selection of over 500 beers sourced from around the world (although notably dominated by the Belgian sort) is casually put on display with no sign of hierarchy.”


Located just inside the covered market at Place d’Aligre, this little shop is easy to miss, nearly hidden behind its own refrigerated snack case. But it’s a gem, with a solid assortment of Belgian, German, and French beers at very low prices.

Practical information

Address: Marché Beauvau, Place d’Aligre, 75012
Nearest transport: Ledru-Rollin (8)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9am-1pm and 4pm-7:30pm; Sunday 9am-1:30pm
Telephone: 01 75 77 00 57
Average price: 1.50-2.50€ for 33cl bottles, 4-7€ for 75 cl bottles
Notable Brews: Page 24 (France), Franziskaner (Germany), Maredsous (Belgium)

Troll Café

This unassuming bar, tucked on a side street near the Marché d’Aligre, boasts an impressive collection of over 100 beers. The selection is largely Belgian and mostly in bottles, though the tap choices are above average (Troll, Bavik, Petrus, and a bière du moment).  The ambiance is relaxed and familial, the prices very reasonable, and the TV more likely to be showing a cheesy movie than a sporting event.

Practical information

Address: 27, rue de Cotte, 75012
Nearest transport: Ledru-Rollin (8)
Hours: Monday-Saturday 5pm-2am
Telephone: 01 43 42 10 75
Average price for beer: 8€ for pints, 5-7€ for 33cl bottles
Number of taps: 4
Average price for food: 3€
Food options: hot dogs

Le Bac à Glaces

This charming shop near Le Bon Marché has been spinning ice creams and sorbets since 1982. A menu of savory crêpes is also available in the small dining room.

Practical information

Address: 109 rue du Bac, 75007
Nearest transport: Sevres-Babylone (10, 12)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 45 48 87 65

Reviews of interest

Time Out (2012) “Ice cream maker extraordinaire Sylvain Roël wows customers with consistently delicious ice creams and sorbets – all home made with only the choicest ingredients and no artificial colourings. Popular flavours include Créole (rum and raisin), chestnut, pineapple and coconut. Roël particularly likes playing with textures, adding pieces of fruit to his sorbets and chunks of chocolate or nuts to his ice creams.”

Barbra Austin (2010) “…when it’s good, it’s great, and I will always go back to the Bac.”

Clotilde Dusoulier (2008) Recommended in Clotilde’s Edible Adventures in Paris.

Chrisos (2008) “…je trouve leurs cornets bien meilleurs que chez les italiens. Service gentil et rapide, directement depuis la rue.”

David Lebovitz (2007) “…an unassuming glacier that boasts all-natural ice creams. You’ll never know what flavors you’ll find…”

La Cave à Bulles

Simon Thillou’s shop is the place to go for craft beer made in France.  He works with brewers all over the country to source his remarkable and impeccably curated collection of small-batch French beers.  There is a little shelf space set aside for brews from further afield, but these can mostly be found elsewhere for less money.  Focus on the regional French beers – if you don’t know where to start, Simon is more than happy to help find something to your taste, and he speaks English for those shy about their French beer vocabulary.

 An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 45 rue Quincampoix, 75004
Nearest transport: Rambuteau (11)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm and 4pm-8:00pm; closed Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday morning
Telephone: 01 40 29 03 69
Average price: 75 cl bottles 4-8€
Notable brews: Volcelest (Ile-de-France), Brasserie Uberach (Alsace), Saint Rieul (Picardie), Oc Ale (Midi-Pyrénées)

Additional reviews

La Cave à Bulles page on Beer Advocate


Amid the multitude of crêperies on this little street sits this good old-fashioned beer bar. It’s cozy and bustling, with classic rock on the stereo, beer-friendly eats, and maybe, just maybe, NFL football on TV. Service is speedy and well-informed, and the hooks along the walls and bar are appreciated by purse-carriers and coat-wearers everywhere. In addition to the 13 beers on tap, you’ll find 120 different bottled beers. Prices are a little steep, but the convivial ambiance and tasty Belgian beers are certainly worth a splurge now and then.

Practical information

Address: 42 rue du Montparnasse, 75014
Nearest transport: Montparnasse Bienvenüe (4, 6, 12, 13), Edgar Quinet (6), Vavin (4)
Hours: Every day 12pm-4am
Telephone: 01 43 35 38 29
Average price for beer: 9€ for pints, 8€ for 33cl bottles
Number of taps: 13
Average price for food: 8-16€
Food options: choucroute, sausages, burgers, steaks, mussels, salads, omelettes


Express de Lyon

Although it appears on first glance like any other train station-adjacent café-bar, this place is a must for serious beer geeks in Paris.  Their rotating selection of taps includes craft beers from all around Europe (some favorites: Craig Allan’s hoppy French brews, BrewDog’s assertive beers from Scotland, and the kooky but delicious offerings from Denmark’s “nomad” brewery, Evil Twin).  For the less adventurous, they also pour more well-known Belgians like Chouffe, Chimay, and Leffe.  The bartenders know their stuff, and are happy to talk beer with greenhorns and aficionados alike

 An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 1 rue de Lyon, 75012
Nearest transport: Gare de Lyon (1, 14)
Hours: Every day, 8am-12:30am
Telephone: 01 43 43 21 32
Average price for beer: 7-9.50€ for pints, 4-6€ for 33cl bottles
Number of taps: 15
Average price for food: 5-12€
Food options: café standards

Additional reviews

Express de Lyon page on Beer Advocate

Bières by Elizabeth (2012) “C’est un véritable rêve éveillé : la carte de bières est époustouflante, détaillée sur ardoise, la carte brasserie sans chichis, avec de vrais bons produits. Le Croque Madame arrive épais à souhait, gratiné comme il faut, avec du bon jambon, du bon fromage, du moelleux en veux –tu en- voilà, le service est de qualité, le serveur sympa, attentionné, sans prétention…”

Brasserie de la Goutte d’Or

Opened in late 2012, this is the first brewery in Paris proper in many decades.  Brewed in small batches with flavors inspired by the neighborhood’s African markets, the line of beers so far includes Myrha (blonde with date sugar), Château Rouge (spiced red beer), Charbonnière (smoked amber), and Ernestine (IPA).  Visits to the brewery and beer tastings are free, bottles can be purchased chilled and ready to go.

Practical information

Address: 28 rue de la Goutte d’Or, 75018
Nearest transport: Barbès Rochechouart (2, 4)
Hours: Thursday-Friday 5pm-7pm, Saturday afternoons from 2pm-7pm
Telephone: 06 18 53 77 70
Average price: 50 cl bottles 4€


Imports rule at this Temple of Beer, where you’ll find a wide range of beers from Belgium as well as lesser-represented countries like Germany, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, and the United States.  They also carry an impressive collection of glassware.  Don’t expect a lot of guidance – the shopkeeper is taciturn – but the prices are generally low enough to offset any risk in buying unfamiliar beers.

Practical information

Address: 82 rue de l’Ouest, 75014
Nearest transport: Pernety (13)
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:30am-1:00pm and 4pm-8:30pm; closed Sunday and Monday
Telephone: 01 43 27 94 02
Average price: 2-3.50€ for 33cl bottles, 4-6€ for 50cl bottles
Notable brews: St. Peter’s (England), Goose Island (USA), lots of Belgians you probably haven’t tried before

Reviews of interest

Bootlegger page on Beer Advocate

Bière et Malt

Just north of the bustling rue Montorgeuil, this tiny beer cave is a haven for beer lovers with dozens of international bottles available either to go or to drink on site at one of the four tables.  Books about beer decorate the tables and customers are welcome to peruse them while sipping.  The shopkeeper is quick with advice and beer recommendations, and sustenance is provided in the form of cheese and charcuterie plates.

Practical information

Address: 4 rue Poissonnière, 75002
Nearest transport: Bonne Nouvelle (8, 9), Sentier (3)
Hours: Monday-Saturday 5pm-12am
Telephone: 01 40 26 10 40
Average price for beer: 4.40€ for 33cl bottles consumed there, cheaper to go
Number of taps: none
Notable Brews: Brasserie des Légendes (Belgium), Brooklyn Brewery (USA), Brasserie St. Germain (France)
Average price for food: 5-10€
Food options: cheese and charcuterie platters, hot dogs

Reviews of interest

Bière et Malt page on ParisBouge.com

La Boulangerie par Véronique Mauclerc

Organic, slow-risen loaves baked in one of only four wood-burning ovens in Paris.

Practical information

Address: 83 rue de Crimée, 75019
Nearest transport: Laumière (5) or Botzaris (7bis)
Hours: Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Telephone: 01 42 40 64 55

Reviews of interest

Painrisien (2011) “La boutique est assez étonnante : y entrer, c’est un peu faire un bond des décennies en arrière, retrouver une ambiance doucement surannée mais loin d’être désagréable. Au fond, l’impressionnant four de type Gueulard, l’un des derniers encore en activité sur Paris. Les clients ont la possibilité de prendre des repas sur place, quelques tables sont disposées devant ce « monument ». Tartes salées et sucrées, brioches… Le choix est large.”

Croque Camille (2008) “…if you’re ever in the neigborhood, or even if you’re not, Véronique Mauclerc’s bakery is definitely worth a visit.”

Clotilde Dusoulier (2008) Recommended in Clotilde’s Edible Adventures in Paris

Caroline Mignot (2007) “…une des rares femme-boulanger de Paris à faire cuire ses pains et ses gâteaux au four à bois…Des farines bio (comme cette farine de châtaigne AOC en provenance de Corse), du levain naturel, des produits de qualité, sains et gourmands…”

David Lebovitz (2007) “If she’s not worthy of cult-status, I don’t know who else in Paris is.”

Maison Lohézic

Sébastien and Sylvie Lohézic placed seventh in the 2010 Grand Prix de La Baguette and took home first prize for the Best Almond Galette in Ile de France for 2014.

Practical information

Address: 143 rue de Coucelles, 75017
Nearest transport: Pereire (3)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 47 63 66 83


Best Baguette (Grand Prix de la Baguette de Tradition Française de la Ville de Paris) 7th place in 2010

Le Grenier à Pain – Abbesses

Head baker Djibril Bodian won the 2010 Grand Prix de la Baguette.

Practical information

Address: 38 rue des Abbesses, 75018
Nearest transport: Abbesses (12)
Hours: Closed Tuesday, Closed Wednesday
Telephone: 01 46 06 41 81

Reviews of interest

Time Out (2012) “Expect queues at this Montmartre bakery, winner in March 2010 of the 17th Grand Prix de la Baguette de Tradition Française de la Ville de Paris.”

Painrisien (2011) “Fabriquée à partir de farine des Moulins Viron sur un diagramme de type Rétrodor, elle affiche une croûte assez fine, bien dorée et croustillante, une mie bien alvéolée ainsi qu’un parfum de froment bien marqué. Il n’y a donc rien à redire, la dégustation est agréable, c’est une bonne baguette de tradition. Cependant, on se serait peut être attendus à « plus », à un caractère particulier qui l’aurait rendue exceptionnelle.”

Meg Zimbeck for Budget Travel (2010) “Bodian’s baguette, which attracts long lines outside the Montmartre bakery, has a crispy and flavorful crust with hits of roasted hazelnut. Its chewy interior is marked by the irregular holes that are a sign of long and traditional fermentation.”

Best Baguette (Grand Prix de la Baguette de Tradition Française de la Ville de Paris) 1st place in 2010, 5th place in 2009, 4th place in 2008.

Boulangerie Bazin

Bazin is known for his breads, as well as his classic Paris-Brest.

Practical information

Address: 85 bis rue de Charenton, 75012
Nearest transport: Ledru-Rollin (8)
Hours: Closed Wednesday, Closed Thursday
Telephone: 01 43 07 29 01
Website Facebook

Reviews of interest

Painrisien (2012) “Jacques Bazin a développé son propre diagramme de fabrication, et il en résulte une baguette assez originale. Sa force, c’est incontestablement sa croûte, puissante et croustillante. Elle s’exprime tout particulièrement lors de la dégustation, ce qui satisfera les amateurs de mâche ! (moi le premier) – en plus d’assurer une bonne conservation. La mie est légèrement sèche, un peu « briochée », surprenant pour ce type de pain. Seule légère réserve, je trouve qu’elle manque tout de même de parfum et d’arômes, même si l’on retrouve d’intéressantes notes de noisette.”

Le Figaro (2010) ” C’est chez un artisan de quartier, la boulangerie Bazin (déjà plébiscitée pour sa baguette), que nous avons trouvé notre dauphin….”

David Lebovitz (2009) Recommended in The Sweet Life in Paris.

David Lebovitz (2006) “…a favorite baguette of mine is available with a hearty mixture of grains; flax, sesame, and poppy seeds…one of the prettiest bakeries in Paris too.”

Du Pain et Des Idées

Christophe Vasseur’s breads are worth crossing town for, and many people do.

 An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 34 rue Yves Toudic, 75010
Nearest transport: Jacques Bonsergent (5)
Hours: Monday-Friday 6:45am-8pm; Closed Saturday, Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 42 40 44 52

Reviews of interest

Hipsters in Paris (2013) “It really is one of those dream Paris addresses that one (naïvely) expects to find on every street corner, with a goal to preserve time-honoured baking traditions and churn out exceptional product.”

Food Intelligence (2011) A video from Bruno Verjus profiling Vasseur’s products & philosophy.

Gilles Pudlowski (2011) “…il y aussi le pain au blé, celui au seigle ou aux châtaignes, issus de levain. Plus les jolies viennoiseries: pain au raisin, chausson aux pommes fraîches, palmier croustillant ou encore crumbles et – tartelettes aux fruits. Bref, une belle demeure avec son artisan hors norme…”

Barbra Austin (2010) “Formed by hand and given a slow rise, these are loaves with character…”

Croque-Camille (2010) “Yes, I’ve already written about Du Pain et des Idées, but that was before I became a regular…It is safe to say that I have by now sampled all their products…”

Meg Zimbeck for Budget Travel (2009) “Vasseur’s wildly popular pain des amis (friendship bread) makes me want to move to the neighborhood. Light but chewy, with a nutty fragrance and deliciously charred bottom—it’s one of the best I’ve ever tried.”

David Lebovitz (2008) “One of my absolute favorite bakeries in Paris…”

Clotilde Dusoulier (2008) Recommended in Clotilde’s Edible Adventures in Paris.

Arnaud Delmontel

A perpetual contender for the best baguette in Paris, Delmontel makes a wide variety of loaves, and gorgeous pastries, too.

Practical Information

Address: 39 rue des Martyrs, 75009
Nearest transport: St. Georges (12)
Hours: Closed Tuesday
Telephone: 01 48 78 29 33

Additional Locations

Address: 57 rue Damrémont, 75018
Nearest transport: Lamarck-Caulaincourt (12)
Hours: Closed Monday
Telephone: 01 42 64 59 63

Address: 25 rue de Levis, 75017
Nearest transport: Villiers (2, 3)
Hours: Closed Tuesday
Telephone: 01 42 27 15 45

Reviews of interest

Gilles Pudlowski (2011) “Mais tout ce qui est pâtisserie chez lui vaut pareillement le détour. Les jolis brioches, la viennoiserie, ainsi son kouglof à la cannelle, sa « merveille » à la confiture, mais aussi son « bahia », dacquoise aux amandes avec chiboust aux fruits de la passion, ses éclairs…”

Meg Zimbeck for Budget Travel (2010) “Try Delmontel’s pure-rye round loaf calledtourte auvergnate or his Kougelhopf…”

Clotilde Dusoulier (2008) Recommended in Clotilde’s Edible Adventures in Paris.

Best Baguette (Grand Prix de la Baguette de Tradition Française de la Ville de Paris) 1st place in 2007.

A La Flûte Gana

“Gana” is founder Bernard Ganachaud, who earned the Meilleur Ouvrier de la France title in 1979. This bakery was opened by his daughters in 1989.

Practical information

Address: 226 rue des Pyrenées, 75020
Nearest transport: Gambetta (3, 3 bis)
Hours: Closed Saturday, Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 43 58 42 62

Reviews of interest

Raids Patisseries (2012) “Croûte fine, mie alvéolée, notes de froment frais, de noisette et de caramel…”

Gilles Pudlowski (2010) “Elles sont fidèles à l’esprit de papa Bernard.  Isabelle et Valérie Ganachaud continuent, chez elle, dans leur vaste boutique, l’œuvre de l’inventeur de la « flûte Gana ». Leur vitrine laisse voir les fournils. Pain complet, flûte, bio, seigle, raisin, chaussons aux pruneaux, brioche vendéenne, kouign-amann ou tarte normande sont à craquer et à croquer.”

Stephen L. Kaplan (2006) Recommended in Good Bread Is Back.

Patricia Wells (1999) Recommended in the Food Lover’s Guide to Paris.

Stéphane Secco

A fantastic bakery in the location formerly owned by another master, Jean-Luc Poujauran.

Practical information

Address: 75 Boulevard de Grenelle, 75015
Nearest transport: Dupleix (6), La Motte Piquet-Grenelle (6,8,10)
Telephone: 01 45 67 17 40

Reviews of interest

Painrisien (2012) “Les pains de campagne au levain naturel – une signature héritée de chez Poujauran et bien représentée ici, pavés Max, baguettes de Tradition à la farine certifiée Label Rouge et autres sont présents, ainsi que quelques grosses pièces que l’on ne connaissait pas chez cet artisan jusqu’alors. Les cuissons sont plutôt bien menées, même si les façonnages manquent un peu d’application. La qualité de réalisation est encore un peu aléatoire – en particulier sur les baguettes, mais l’ouverture étant récente, laissons le temps à ses équipes de prendre leurs marques.”

Meg Zimbeck for BlackBook (2009) “In the same spot where Jean-Luc Poujauran once made his locally famous loaves, Stéphane Secco is making great desserts and other picnic-makings (salads, sandwiches, macarons…).”

The Girl Who Ate Everything (2008) “I now know the “secret” to Secco’s madeleines. The first time I had them, I became addicted to the point that I went to the bakery twice in one day to replenish my decreasing madeleine stock. Never before had I eaten such a delicious madeleine…”


An all-organic bakery, with multiple locations around Paris.

Practical information

Address: 2 rue de Bazeilles, 75005
Nearest transport: Censier-Daubenton (7)
Hours: closed Thursday
Telephone: 01 47 07 35 40

Additional locations

Address: 7 rue Bourdaloue, 75009
Nearest transport: Notre Dame de Lorette (12)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 48 74 04 55

Address: 6 blvd de Denain, 75010
Nearest transport: Gare du Nord (4, 5, RER B,D)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 53 16 34 21

Address: 5 place d’Aligre, 75012
Nearest transport: Ledru-Rollin (8)
Hours: Closed Monday
Telephone: 01 43 45 46 60

Address: 4 ave du Général Leclerc, 75014
Nearest transport: Denfer-Rochereau (4, 5, RER B)
Hours: Closed Monday
Telephone: 01 43 22 34 13

Address: 59 rue Fondary, 75015
Nearest transport: Émile Zola (10)
Hours: Closed Wednesday
Telephone: 01 45 75 34 85

Address: 75 rue La Fontaine, 75016
Nearest transport: Michel-Ange Auteuil (9, 10)
Hours: Closed Monday
Telephone: 01 40 50 04 43

Reviews of interest

Time Out (2012) “Moisan’s organic bread, viennoiseries and rustic tarts are outstanding.”

Gilles Pudlowski (2011) “…rien n’est mauvais ici, mais rien n’est vraiment emballant non plus. Flûte sans génie, viennoiseries sans relief, ou « grand pain bio au levain » à la mie quasi sèche…”

David Lebovitz (2009) Recommended in The Sweet Life in Paris.

Tout Autour du Pain

This upper Marais bakery, which changed its name in late 2015 from 134 RdT, has placed three times among the top ten winners of the Best Baguette in Paris competition. Baker Benjamin Turquier has also won first prize in the city’s competition to name the Best Croissant in Paris.

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Régis Colin

Always a strong contender for the city’s best baguette, this bakery is also known for their galette des rois.

Practical information

Address: 53 rue Montmartre, 75002
Nearest transport: Sentier (3) or Etienne Marcel (4)
Hours: Closed Saturday, Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 42 36 02 80

Reviews of interest

Best Baguette (Grand Prix de la Baguette de Tradition Française de la Ville de Paris) 7th place in 2008.

Best Croissant (Concours du Meilleur Croissant au beurre AOC Charantes-Poitou) 20th place in 2010.

Painrisien (2011) “Sandwiches, quiches et autres tartes s’intègrent dans des formules qui rencontrent un franc succès, et dans le même temps assure la fraîcheur des produits, la rotation de ceux-ci étant très importante. Rien à redire sur leur qualité, cela se tient et les appétits seront satisfaits.”

Meg Zimbeck for Budget Travel (2010) “Colin has picked up a pile of awards for his croissants beurre….”

Morgan Gantier

This boulangerie finished third in the 2008 Grand Prix de la Baguette.

Practical information

Address: 2 rue Corot, 75016
Nearest transport: Eglise d’Auteuil (10)
Telephone: 01 42 15 14 41

Reviews of interest

Gilles Pudlowski (2010) “Cette discrète maison boulangère et pâtissière vaut pour son accueil adorable, comme en province, ses baguettes craquantes, son campagne au levain, mais toutes ses brioches sucrées, comme ses craquants palmiers, sont exquises.”

Best Baguette (Grand Prix de la Baguette de Tradition Française de la Ville de Paris) 3rd place in 2008.


Dorie Greenspan gives you permission to cut in line for a baguette at Julien, which you can do at one of three locations.

Practical Information

Address: 75 rue St. Honoré, 75001
Nearest transport: Les Halles (4) or Louvre-Rivoli (1)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 42 36 24 83

Additional Locations

Address: 24 rue St. Martin, 75004
Nearest transport: Chatelet (1, 4, 7, 11, 14)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 48 87 46 17

Address: 85 rue Saint Dominique, 75007
Nearest transport: La Tour Maubourg (8)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 45 51 88 77

Reviews of interest

Best Croissant (Concours du Meilleur Croissant au beurre AOC Charantes-Poitou) 18th place in 2010, 11th place in 2009, 7th place in 2008

Le Figaro (2011) Ranked #6 in their test of the city’s best strawberry tarts.

Dorie Greenspan (2010) “With visions of bread dancing in my head, what did I have…A ficelle from Boulangerie Julien whose shop is on the rue Saint Honore, away from fantasy breadland, steps from Les Halles and just where the locals want it.  A word of warning: Unless you’ve got time to wait, don’t go at lunch hour — Julien’s ready-made sandwiches are dejeuner faves.  And a tip:  If all you want is bread, you can jump the line and go directly to the back of the shop.”

Stéphane Henry

Stéphane Henry finished sixth in the 2009 Grand Prix de la Baguette.

Practical information

Address: 2 bis boulevard Morland, 75004
Nearest transport: Quai de la Rapée (5)
Telephone: 01 42 72 75 56

Reviews of interest

Best Baguette (Grand Prix de la Baguette de Tradition Française de la Ville de Paris) 6th place in 2009.

Painrisien (2011) “Cette famille de boulangers tient l’une des seules échoppes de ce type dans le secteur, qui n’est pas particulièrement riche en activité commerçante… La baguette de tradition est d’excellent niveau, avec sa croûte bien croustillante, son façonnage élégant, tout en longueur (ce qui permet d’offrir un bon rapport mie/croûte) ainsi que sa belle saveur de froment. La mie affiche une couleur crème bien marquée et un bel alvéolage irrégulier.”

La Boulang’Eury

This bakery was the third place finisher in the 2009 Grand Prix de la Baguette.

Practical information

Address: 98 rue de Meaux, 75019
Nearest transport: Laumière (5)
Hours: Closed Sunday, closed Monday
Telephone: 01 42 40 18 32

Reviews of interest

Meg Zimbeck for Budget Travel (2010) “The round loaves stuffed with figs and nuts are the perfect accompaniment for cheese…”

Best Baguette (Grand Prix de la Baguette de Tradition Française de la Ville de Paris) 3rd place in 2009, 9th place in 2008.

Boulangerie d’Isa

Baker Michel Chorin was a top ten finisher in the 2010 Grand Prix de la Baguette.

Practical information

Address: 127 rue de Charenton, 75012
Nearest transport: Reuilly-Diderot 8,1)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 43 44 57 56

Reviews of interest 

Best Baguette (Grand Prix de la Baguette de Tradition Française de la Ville de Paris) 8th place in 2010

Painrisien (2011) “Les cuissons sont particulièrement bien réalisées, la croûte est fine et craquante, la conservation est de très bon niveau, et les arômes sont bien présents (notes de céréales torréfiées persistantes, de noisette et mie au goût légèrement « beurré »)… En dehors de la tradition, le reste est très classique, on retrouve les habituels pains aux céréales et divers fruits secs ainsi que le pain Bucheron. On notera toutefois l’existence du pain « Torgniole », riche en fruits, ou encore d’un pain à la mie serrée et au goût marqué, réalisé à partir de farine d’épeautre complète. La réalisation des pains spéciaux est très honnête, tout comme les tarifs, qui permettent à cette boulangerie d’offrir un bon rapport qualité/prix.”

Dominique Saibron

Dominique Saibron won seventh place in both the 2014 and 2013 Grand Prix de la Baguette competitions, and third place in 2010.

Practical information

Address: 77 ave du Général Leclerc, 75014
Nearest transport: Alesia (4)
Hours: Closed Monday
Telephone: 01 43 35 01 07
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Reviews of interest

Painrisien (2013) “Au delà du plaisir des yeux, il se retrouve par le goût : son fameux levain de miel et d’épices fait merveille dans sa boule Bio, tout comme son Alésiane séduit par ses arômes bien marqués. Viennent ainsi pains au Maïs, brioches aux pralines, sans oublier les nombreux Tournicotis, pâtisseries, macarons (30% des ventes en pâtisserie !), sandwiches, carrés feuilletés et autres bouchées à la Reine…”

Pudlo (2010) “…tout le 14e gourmet et gourmand fasse la queue matin et soir pour les jolies baguettes sortant du four…”

Bruno Verjus (2010) “J’aime beaucoup sa boule Bio. Le levain miéllé s’accorde avec bonheur à la farine : douceur du miel et acidité du levain…”

Stephen L. Kaplan (2006) Recommended in Good Bread Is Back.


Best Baguette (Grand Prix de la Baguette de Tradition Française de la Ville de Paris) 3rd place in 2010.

Best Croissant (Concours du Meilleur Croissant au beurre AOC Charantes-Poitou) 4th place in 2010.