Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Paul - a taste of 120 years old bakery
The first thing we had as soon as we reached Paris (actually it's a transit to Belgium via train at Gare du Nord Train Station) was at Paul Bakery Shop.
PAUL was founded in 1889, now has a network of 360 top quality bakeries and pastry-makers throughout France, offering a selection of country-style and fancy bread, viennoiserie (croissants, etc.) pastries, cakes and desserts, snacks and sandwiches (made to order) to more than 5 million customers every month.
A small things we had for those early morning was a cup of coffee, a cup of hot chocolate, Pain au Chocolat (chocolate-filled pastry - croissant), and Palmier (puff pastry in palm shape or buterfly shape coated with sugar)
I have to say that the crusty and pure butter flavour plus a classic / traditional way of baking was so great ... such a good experience in life !!!!
Anyway, you can find Paul anyway in key area of France ... seating inside and outside are available
More about PAUL at : http://www.paul.fr/index.php