More American visitors, this time Brenda and Doug Walton from California. They're in Paris for a month celebrating their wedding anniversary! Visit Brenda's blog here to read about their travel experiences and see samples of Brenda's work (and take a peek at her glorious studio). You're probably already familiar with Brenda's creations - I didn't know her until she contacted me about my blog. Earlier this week, they went to the secret brocante in Passy, where they were thoroughly entertained by the owner's tales of his eventful life.
The Waltons met me this afternoon to visit Agape, then came to our place for tea and conversation - and treats purchased at my favourite local boulangerie, Le Grenier au Pain. When I asked if the Waltons could take photos in the boulangerie, not only did the kind staff members agree, they invited us for a tour of the premises!
The baker Baptiste is pictured with Doug and Brenda Walton. Baptiste gets up at 4 a.m. most mornings to bake bread. Originally from Rennes, he did his boulangerie training in Chartres.
La vendeuse charmante Radia shows Brenda a special treat for a customer's birthday. Le Grenier au Pain is an award-winning boulangerie, featuring an exceptional variety of breads, sandwiches and desserts. In annual competitions, it consistently ranks among the top boulangeries in France.
Freshly-baked loaves cool on the racks.
Baskets of delicious baguettes ready for the evening rush!
Pastries await delectable fillings and embellishment.