Fête du Pain (Bread festival) is back for its edition 2018 and for the 23rd year in a row (and for the 13th time in front of Notre Dame). In Paris and for ten days, the festival will take place in front of Notre Dame and offer animations and discoveries for kids and gourmet grown-ups like us.
This event is the opportunity for pastry-cooks to teach grown-ups and little gourmet kids everything about bread making, pastries and other sweet treats. They will be glad to share with you their passion for their jobs, but all of them may not be called "baker" or "bakery". The craft will grab the opportunity Bread Festival is to assert their differences, promote breads made in accordance with professional standards and to mention that a good bread has its name: Pain de Tradition Française (French traditional bread). By the way, you can attend the National championship for best tradition baguette in France from Monday May 14 to Sunday May 20, 2018.
This year the festival will respond to a theme: "Baguettes en Scène" (Baguettes onto the scene). Bakers will organize outdoor manifestations (recreated ovens...) or offer animations in their shop (new baguette recipes..). For us, it's the occasion to discover the behind the scenes of its daily show, the staff backstage, its scene partners, its true face, its unexpected facets as well as the secrets of its success.
A 1,200 square-meter tent with several sharply defined areas (making, contest...), 6 recreated bakeries, 8 ovens, a hundred of male and female bakers, employees and working apprentices, over 3,000 French traditional baguettes made every day... There will be something for everyone!
So, are you up to good bread?
Official website: La Fête du Pain (in French)
From May 14 to 20, 2018
From 14 May 2018 to 20 May 2018
Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris
75004 Paris 4
commun Métro - RER :
- Cité (4)
- Saint Michel - Notre-Dame (B,C)
- Hôtel de Ville (1,11)
- Maubert-Mutualité / Cluny - La Sorbonne (10)
- Châtelet - Les Halles (7,14,A,D)