Bread Festival 2019 in Paris

Published by My B. · Published on 7 May 2019 at 17h30 · Updated on 29 May 2019 at 10h04
The Bread festival is back in Paris from Saturday May 11 to Wednesday 20, 2019 at the Place Louis Lépine, a stone's throw from Notre Dame. A 1,200 square-meter tent, 6 recreated bakeries, 8 ovens, about a hundred of bakers and not less than 3,000 French traditional baguettes per day are waiting for you for ten days. Have a look at the program of the 15th edition held in full heart of Paris.

Fête du Pain (Bread festival) is back for its edition 2019 and for the 24th year in a row. In Paris, it will take place a little bit earlier than usual, from May 11 to 20, 2019 and will be set not in front of Notre Dame due to the recent events but a stone's throw, at the Place Louis Lépine, to offer us ten days of 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.

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 13 to Wednesday May 15, 2019.

This year, baking-students from Ottawa come to make us discover their Canadian specialties alongside Parisians bakers. Bobcat paws (pattes de lynx), lemon-poppy seed bread and maple and cranberries roll cake find their spot next to French traditional baguettes.

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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!


Saturday May 11:

  • 3 p.m.: Opening ceremony and award ceremony of the Grand Prix de la Baguette de Paris
  • 5 p.m.: Winners announced for the regional championship for best French traditional baguettes, departments 78, 77, 91 and 95

Sunday May 12:

  • 4 p.m. Winners announced for the regional championship for best French traditional baguettes, departments 75, 92, 93 and 94

Monday May 13 to Wednesday 15:

  • National baguette championship

Wednesday May 15:

  • 5 p.m.: Winners announced and award ceremony

Friday May 17 to Sunday 19:

  • Europe selection for world's baking championship

Sunday May 19:

  • 5 p.m.: Winners announced

Monday May 13:

  • 5:30 p.m.: Award ceremony for best croissant in Ile de France with PDO-Charentes Poitou butter

That's the perfect event for children and adults loving bread and tradition - and they can even get the diploma for perfect baker's boy!

So, who's gonna enjoy some nice bread and its secrets?

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 11 May 2019 to 20 May 2019



    Cathédrale Notre-Dame
    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)


    Recommended age
    For all

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