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.
“La Tourte de Besse”, Traditional hand-kneaded Ferrand Valley bread
Wheat flour biquets, rye and wheat flour biquets
100% rye, granary and wholemeal
At the bakery.
- Vizille:Tuesday mornings.
- Gières: Wednesday mornings
- La Grave: Thursday mornings (July > August)
- Bourg d’Oisans: Saturday mornings
English - French
Accessible in autonomy
- Car park
- Sustainable development
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
Opening hours on Tuesday and Friday between 11.30 am and 12.30 pm and between 3.30 pm and 7 pm.
Means of payment
- Bank/credit card
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