La Tourte de Besse – Baker

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Yves SAINT PIERRE – an artisan baker in Besse en Oisans – produces traditional hand-kneaded bread called “La Tourte de Besse”. He is one of the last villagers to carry on this tradition and one of the rare bakers still working without any mechanization.

About : La Tourte de Besse – Baker

Besse en Oisans is a small village with around 100 inhabitants perched at an altitude of 1500 m. “La Tourte de Besse” is one of the rare mountain bakeries still working without any mechanisation to scrupulously follow traditional breadmaking methods and using special mountain flour.

Products :
“La Tourte de Besse”, Traditional hand-kneaded Ferrand Valley bread
Wheat flour biquets, rye and wheat flour biquets
100% rye, granary and wholemeal
Brioche

Location:
At the bakery.
Market stalls:
- Vizille:Tuesday mornings.
- Gières: Wednesday mornings
- La Grave: Thursday mornings (July > August)
- Bourg d’Oisans: Saturday mornings

En bref

English - French

Car park

Accessible in autonomy

Facilities

  • Car park
  • Sustainable development

Opening

From 04/07 to 31/08
Opening hours on Tuesday between 9.30 am and 12.30 pm and between 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm. On Wednesday between 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm. On Thursday between 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm. On Friday between 9.30 am and 12.30 pm and between 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm. On Saturday between 4 pm and 8 pm. On Sunday between 9.30 am and 12.30 pm and between 3.30 pm and 7 pm.
Closed on Monday.

From 01/09 to 03/07, every Tuesday and Friday.

Prices

Means of payment

  • Bank/credit card
  • Check
  • Cash

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