Originating from a family of agricultural workers in the Artois region of Northern France, Charlemagne Mayot and his wife opened a small bakery located in rue de la Mackellerie in Croix, near Lille. The first PAUL.
A fifth-generation family run business since 1889, PAUL Bakery is now present in over 30 countries.
PAUL is known around the world for its classic macarons, croissants, tartlets, éclairs and pain au chocolat, as well as a variety of artisanal baguettes, baked daily using traditional, time-honoured methods.
In 1985 PAUL opens its first bakery outside France, in Barcelona. Today PAUL bakeries are in London, Washington, Dubai, Tokyo‚ and now it has brought its legendary pastry to Rua Augusta – in downtown Lisbon.
A small 12-seat store – you can spot the now famous black shop fronts straightaway , and soon, there will be an esplanade.
Its perfect for anyone strolling down tree-lined Av. da Liberdade and heading down to the Rua Augusta Arch, to grab a PAUL sandwich and replenish energies for a day’s worth of walking Lisbon’s seven hills. Or opt for a hot dish enjoyed at leisure at a window table whilst you watch the world go by.
Paul is also open at Lisbon airport, so you can still grab a macaron on your way back home!