The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Monday, 16 September 2013

Excellent baguette and bakery goods @ Bonheur de Pains (7eme), Paris

If you were to ask me to name one thing I missed most about France, I would say baguettes! Every morning in France, we would head to the nearest bakery for part of our breakfast, and we each had our favourite things to get. For our fourth day in Paris, we planned to climb the stairs of the Eiffel Tower, and we needed a hefty breakfast to fuel the climb. We headed out nice and early in the morning, to make a special stop at a bakery near the Eiffel Tower that I'd read good reviews for. We were actually looking for a bakery called Pain d'Epis, but I believe that the shop has changed its name to Bonheur de Pains. The signature baguette is still called by the same name: La Baguette Royale, and that's how I knew it was the same bakery we were looking for. The lady who runs the shop is very amicable, and she loved to hand out samples to our 4.5-year-old boy, who unfortunately wasn't very keen on receiving them - probably due to a mix of 'stranger-danger' and being allergy-wary. The baguette ranked in the top three baguettes we ate in France, and the other baked goodies were very scrumptious. After eating the yummies we bought, we were good to go for the climb up the tower, until it was time for lunch!

Bon'heur de Pains in the 7th Arrondissement:

Just some of the delicious-looking freshly baked pastries other goodies behind the display:

The boy requested the buttery croissant, which was gone in a blink:

Pain au chocolat, which is what the 4.5-year-old always requested for breakfast in France:

Hubby almost always chooses a sweet pastry, and this time he got an apricot pastry. Delicious, and not too sweet:

I went for the baguette royale, which was so good even on its own. Perfectly crispy crust and soft fluffy insides. Oh-so-good:

Oh, how I really want that baguette right now!

Bonheur de Pains (7eme)
63 Avenue Bosquet
7th Arrondissement
75007 Paris
Tel. +33 1 45 56 06 94

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