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Du Pain et Des Idées , 75010

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February 3, 2016 by Emma Bentley

I woke up in a cold sweat this morning as it dawned upon me that I am yet to write about Du Pain et Des Idées on this blog. It’s a rather shameful confession, I must admit.

Christophe Vasseur is one of the best bakers in Paris. His shop, Du Pain et Des Idées, is where the geeks go. It’s very common to see people queueing – even in freezing temperatures – to get their hands on his baked goods.

If you’re the kind of person who gets excited when you hear words such as organic flour, sourdough starters and super-long fermentation times, this will become your mecca.

Must try: the croissant au beurre (of course!) and the Pain des Amis… oh and pick me up an escargot chocolat-pistache while you’re there! It’s the most divine thing I’ve eaten recently. No kidding.


Essential Information 

Address: 34 Rue Yves Toudic, 75010
Telephone: 01 42 40 44 52
Website: Du Pain et Des Idées 
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 6.45am til 8pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
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