France wouldn’t be France without its boulangeries and pâtisseries. Bakers are probably the most-loved artisans and everyone love their treats, from simple buttery croissants and pains au chocolat to elaborate cakes.
I am not a huge fan of cream but I love anything bread based, like viennoiseries. My drug? Pains aux raisins, sablés aux pommes and anything with some chocolate in it.
I noticed that two North American pastries are very trendy in France right now: muffins and donuts. Almost every bakery chain sell them and this is the first time ever I see them in France!
Macarons are still popular but they are expensive. I haven’t seen any cupcakes in Nantes, although they were featured in a few magazines.
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