Different Types Of Bread In France

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Today I am here to take you on a rollicking journey through a baker’s cornucopia of the most popular breads in the world. Whether you are a master baker or just getting your feet wet, I have something for everyone.

Get your taste buds ready and come with me through these delicious breads.


To begin our journey, let’s explore the classic sourdough. This bread is a timeless and classic addition to any meal. It starts with a combination of flour, salt, and water and is given a 12-24 hour starter.

After that, it is given a long slow rise and a final kneading of ingredients like seeds, anise, and even herbs. When done right, the resulting bread is moist, tangy, and perfect for the bread lovers out there.


Ah, the French Baguette. No other loaf of bread quite screams sophistication like the baguette. With its classic round shape and chewy texture, this bread is a delight for the taste buds as well as the eyes.

Whether for breakfast or for a mid-afternoon snack, you can be sure that a French baguette will add a bit of pizzazz to the party.


To French bread, add a bit of olive oil, sautéed onions, garlic, and some rosemary and you have the classic Fougasse. This bread is a delight for anyone who loves the robust flavors of a classic bread.

It pairs perfectly with a fondue or a simple salad and can also be used as an alternative to bruschetta.

Pain au Lait

Moving away from the French to the classic Pain au Lait. This bread is a luscious combination of sweet and savory.

Although the flavors are subtle, the presence of cream, butter, and honey make it a favorite among sweet tooths. Whether paired with fruit or simply eaten alone, you can be sure that this bread will satisfy your taste buds.

Pain au Chocolat

Speaking of sweets, there’s nothing quite like Pain au Chocolat. This bread is the French version of chocolate bread, combining flaky bread with chocolate and cream to create a decadent and delicious pastry.

Perfect for an afternoon snack or a dessert after a hearty meal, this bread is sure to please the chocolate lovers.

Whole-Grain Breads

If you are looking for something a bit healthier, why not try some whole-grain bread? This bread is packed full of delicious grains like spelt, rye, and oats that are sure to keep you full and energized.

Whether eaten as toast or in a sandwich, this bread has a hearty and filling taste that will keep your tummy happy.


For an extra special treat, let’s explore the Brioche. This fluffy, buttery, rich bread is a French classic that is perfect for any occasion.

Whether it’s a breakfast pastry or a special treat for a birthday, this bread is sure to please. Often served with a dollop of jam, it’s a delightful way to end a meal.

Walnut Bread

Finally, for those of you who love something nutty, let’s take a look at Walnut Bread. This nutty, nutty bread is a favorite among many and can be used to satisfy just about any craving.

Whether eaten warm or cold, this crunchy and chewy bread is sure to make your mouth water.


From sourdough to walnut bread, these tantalizing breads are sure to tantalize your taste buds. No matter what your palate, there’s something here for everyone.Happy eating!

Christian R

Hello, my name is Christian and I'm the owner of Academiedupain.com (Academy Of Bread). If you can't tell by the name this site it is all about bread, bread making, dough, and anything and everything else bread related.If you love bread then you are in the right place!This site is dedicated to one thing... helping you make and bake the best bread ever! Whether you are baking bread for the first time or just have some general questions about bread or dough I will try to answer them on this site.

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