We had a wonderful "behind the scenes" tour at Grenier a Pain boulangerie in Paris recently. Grenier a Pain won the "Best Baguette in Paris" competition several years ago, so you can be assured of their quality.
Our sweet guide, Marian, first explained the history of the bakery and described the traditional French pastries created in their kitchens every day. She then took us into the kitchens to learn from the baker and pastry-makers. Great fun, and of course, we left with free samples...baguettes still warm from the oven. Yum!!!