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Le Boulanger des Invalides Jocteur

I love recommendations from people but I get especially happy when I discover a great place by myself. I had walked by Le Boulanger des Invalides Jocteur three or four times on my way to appointments and it always looked great but Saturday we went with the kids to try it out. You guys! When I talk about Paris to my friends and family I go on and on about the pastries, croissants and bread. To go into a Paris bakery with trays and baskets piled high with fresh pastries is one of the best experiences in life. At this one we tried the hot chocolate which is hands down the best hot chocolate I’ve ever had. (And I wouldn’t give it that title loosely.) At one point during the meal I heard myself say “Moses you have to eat some croissant before you eat your eclair.” I’m so health conscious! There weren’t any other Americans there which makes it feel authentic plus the staff was very kind. It is just a half block down from Les Invalides so very convenient if you are seeing the sites. I highly recommend it for breakfast or lunch.

Le Boulanger des Invalides Jocteur | 14 Avenue Villars, 75007 Paris | Métro: Saint-François-Xavier

  1. Lost In Cheeseland

    May 16, 2011

    I've popped in there before but only at the end of the day when they had virtually nothing left. You make me want to go back and try that hot chocolate!

  2. nikolina100

    May 16, 2011


  3. jenny

    May 16, 2011

    Oh. My. That looks heavenly.

  4. Life Abroad

    May 16, 2011

    it looks absolutely delicious! i love how they have so many different kinds of pastries, it must have been difficult figuring out what to choose!

  5. Srta. Medusa

    May 16, 2011

    I´ll be in Paris in June, hope i could get there on time to try some of those! Is it too expensive?

  6. kathy

    May 16, 2011

    It looks delightful. I really want the mugs. The shape and color are perfect.

  7. Lexi

    May 16, 2011

    *Dying over here (stateside)!!!*

  8. Giulia Doyle

    May 16, 2011

    Ohhhh, I want some buttery croissant. Are you gaining weight or loosing because of all the walking?

  9. Tuesday

    May 16, 2011

    Beautiful photography, gorgeous location.

  10. Karena

    May 16, 2011

    Jordan I love all of these images!! Isn't it great to artisans at work and bread baking is an art; along with all of the other assorted patisseries!

    Art by Karena

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  11. Knoll Dealers

    May 16, 2011

    These are wonderful pictures, I haven't had breakfast this morning and now I am starving!

  12. wildchild

    May 16, 2011

    oh! i'm living in france this summer and have been looking for secret little places to go. thank you for telling us about this 🙂

  13. amanda jane

    May 16, 2011

    your posts make me want to visit paris So bad. Lovely again!

  14. Funnelcloud Rachel

    May 16, 2011

    Oh my – this looks SO delicious! How did you get all the wonderful photos? Did they mind that you were taking photographs? Or did you explain that you're a blogger? Just curious – because I always feel uncomfortable snapping pics in public places like this – especially if I don't speak the language!

  15. Stephanie

    May 16, 2011

    your life looks amazing!!

  16. Jenna

    May 16, 2011

    hi jordan….love your blog! wish i knew about it before i did my study abroad in paris in college.

    anyways, i was wondering if you might direct me somewhere to learn more about the letter press process?


  17. likeschocolate

    May 16, 2011

    Simply devine. It can't get any better than that!

  18. Alison

    May 16, 2011

    I really love the pictures that you take yourself that you include with your posts. What kind of camera do you have?

  19. birdie to be

    May 16, 2011

    This place looks fantastic! I would love to go there! Swoon.

  20. sam

    May 16, 2011

    i just returned from Paris and that was my favorite place….

    please go back and get the tart parisienne- it is pistachios and apricots and the most delicious thing i have ever eaten

  21. Eva / Sycamore Street Press

    May 16, 2011

    Great discovery! Beautiful photos, too.

  22. Designs Good

    May 16, 2011

    mmm, that looks like heaven.

  23. Jordana @ White Cabana

    May 16, 2011

    Yet another reason to visit Paris. This place looks divine…and delish!

  24. Lindsa

    May 16, 2011

    WHY oh why was I not born in France???

  25. Becki

    May 16, 2011

    I can strangely smell it just from looking at the pictures! I miss European bakeries and must return soon.

  26. Maman de Loulou

    May 17, 2011

    I have been reading your blog for a few months (just before your moving to France) and this is such a pleasure to discover this area of the Invalides I know so well and places I just pass by not really looking at them. Your "fresh" eyes are a gift to me. Thanks, really.

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    May 17, 2011

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  28. Adie Andrews

    May 17, 2011

    Yummy all this is looking fantastic and combined with hot chocolate the happiness seems to be full. 🙂

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  29. Lissa (Bellenza)

    May 17, 2011

    Your children are so blessed to have experiences like this! They'll look back on these times with you in Paris as some of the best of their lives!

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    May 17, 2011

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  31. Katrina

    May 17, 2011

    all I can say is: YUMMMM

  32. Heather

    May 17, 2011

    YUM! Can I meet you for breakfast?

  33. Andrea @ strawberry-chic

    May 17, 2011

    Yum! Wish I could stop by, but who knows if I'll ever leave the States anytime soon!

  34. AnnDeO

    May 17, 2011

    mouth watering! your adventures abroad are addicting to follow.

  35. Catherine Hansen Peart

    May 17, 2011

    You are killing me here…. sigh. 🙂

  36. Swirls of Happy

    May 17, 2011

    Oh heaven!! These pictures (and the food) are to die for 🙂

  37. Julie

    May 17, 2011

    Seriously!! Looks completely amazing…

  38. Jess @ polka dots, Paris and paint

    May 17, 2011

    Just found your blog-you are living my DREAM! Love your pics and seeing your adventures and can't wait to poke around and read more! xo

  39. Lizzie

    May 17, 2011

    We just got back from Paris, & tried out the place you recommended called Pain et Chocolate. It was one of our favorite experiences of our whole trip. Thanks for the recommendations & keep them coming!

  40. 4 flood gates

    May 17, 2011

  41. Mirella

    May 18, 2011

    This looks like heaven on earth!

  42. Virginia H

    May 18, 2011

    oh jordan, such a beautiful place. my mouth started watering the very second I opened your blog this morning. Enjoy your Paris adventure.

  43. janis

    May 18, 2011

    Whenever I get back to Paris, I'm going to scan your blog for gem recommendations such as this! Merci d'avance! xo

  44. My Traveling Troop

    May 18, 2011

    Wow. Delicious photos. I think I'm going to be dreaming of hot chocolate and pastries all day! 🙂

  45. joolee

    May 19, 2011

    oh, that's heaven!!

  46. luke and pamela

    May 20, 2011

    oh how do you ever choose? i used to live in spain and walked by a bakery like this every day home from school. it was too much, and it showed in my weight gain. 🙂 seriously, what a find.

  47. Esther

    June 3, 2011

    Drool. I wish I was there. I love pastries! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  48. Dustin

    June 6, 2011

    North and slightly west of Les Invalides on Rue Saint Dominique (at the ‘T’ intersection with Rue Jean Nicot) is La Boulangerie Julienne (or maybe it was Julian?). It lacks the cafe charm of Le Boulanger des Invalides Jocteur, but it does have some of the most amazing pastries I’ve ever had in my life. There’s often a line outside, and for good reason. Next time you’re in that part of the 7th Arr, buy something yummy there and find a nice park to enjoy it in.

  49. Lyddiegal

    June 8, 2011

    these confections all look so delightful, and i even love the color of your mugs!

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