“Bread is really a part of French culture,” says Francis Holder, Chairman of PAUL “In France we are used to going to the bakery every day to buy fresh bread.” To the French, bread is a vital component of almost every meal, and should be treated with respect and imagination. At PAUL our philosophy is very simple: excellent bread depends on excellent ingredients and time-honoured methods of production. Our recipes for bread, viennoiserie and patisserie have been handed down through the family for over one hundred years. Our bakers are true artisans, with years of training. Our shops give the impression of always having been there, whether they are designed as a rustic village bakery, all brick, beams and baskets, or like an Empire salon with reclaimed panelling, hand-painted wallpaper and chandeliers. Each is a little piece of France, and a delightful refuge from the outside world. PAUL has always been a community bakery, bringing the authentic taste of real French baking to its local customers. Whether they meet at our cafes to chat with friends over a coffee and a pastry, or take our food home to enjoy with friends, we are dedicated to sharing our passion for food with our customers all over the world.