Thursday, January 19, 2012

Le Pain au Naturel


On a Sunday morning, the lines for the most popular bread items are set on a table in front of Le Pain au Naturel.  Just ten minutes later the storefront was obscured with people in two lines, one leading into the store and one on the sidewalk for these delicious loaves and baguettes.  

If you ever find yourself alone in Paris, a street market is a great place to sit in a café and watch the Parisians enjoying la vie quotidienne. 


Le Pain au Naturel
5, place d'Aligre
75012 Paris

24 comments:

Sylvia K said...

I love it! What a great shot and I do love street markets and particularly French ones! Terrific capture as always, Genie!

Hugs
Sylvia

Rob-bear said...

Now that would be a wonderful place for some treats.

martinealison said...

Ah! le pain et la viennoiserie française n'est-ce pas ?...
gros bisous

Malyss said...

French people and bread, a long and powerful love story!

Joe said...

My list of places to visit is growing.

AL said...

Le pain...perfect with any French meal. This bread looks wonderful. Yummmmm

Janey and Co. said...

I LOVE good bread,people watching..Paris...and reading your blog!

M said...

Wish I could have been sitting there with you. I think I can smell the fresh baked bread and coffee :)

Virginia said...

This morning, sitting again at my computer, I'd kill for a loaf!!
V

Kate said...

A lovely Parisian scene!

French Girl in Seattle said...

Two lines, eh? Were they regular lines or French "funnel-shaped" ones? ;-) Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Kris said...

Love this image. Wish it were that easy here!

Erika said...

Bonne idée, Genie! J'aime beaucoup vos baguettes.
Passe une belle soirée.
Bisous.
Erika de l'Italie

Andrew Etchen said...

this is making me have a big craving for some bread! yum! you're so lucky to be there right now, it's about -40C here in Calgary, Alberta :-(

Bergson said...

il me faudrait deux petits pains pour mon petit déjeuner demain

Alexa said...

Good (real) French bread is worth standing in line for (even a so-called French line). You're making me hungry, Genie!

biebkriebels said...

I love bread and more when it is fresh, just from the oven. This looks very good.

Jack said...

So, this is the real thing! Your image has a nice French feeling. Do you have a shot from a little later, with the people lined up?

Randy said...

I would be in that line too.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Jack, you moved! (kind of scary!) I actually have about 10 shots and struggled to select just one for this post. I even have one with a guy who looks like a storybook version of a baker, all in white with a white bakers hat, bringing out a large basket of baguettes!

Veronique, I had not hear them referred to as "funnel-shaped" but you are absolutely right. I had a little difficulty in the covered market in Passy at the fromage stand... trying to find the end of the queue.

I love the smell of fresh-baked bread and used to make it regularly. The aroma of the ovens of Eric Kayser (in the 5ième) is a memory I hope will last forever.

Holly and I talked today about missing our morning coffee together in Paris, walking to a pâtisserie, and sharing conversation... We'll go again.

Bises,
Genie

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Oui, I could sit and watch all day long.
Sam

Cezar and Léia said...

Quel bonheur!
God bless you!
Cezar

Pet said...

I'll remember this place for my next visit. I love bread!

Jewel Yet to Find said...

Lady in red could easily make it into your Paris Rouge series. The traditional storefronts images in Paris could make a beautiful book.
And le pain, yammy! I miss running every morning to the nearest boulangerie for the fresh baguettes while my big and little men were still asleep. Mixing with the locals, smile, walking slowly back to hotel, having my warm and delicious breakfast en route. Nothing could taste that good as a freshly baked crust down the St. Honore.