Douceur de France: Sweet & Savory French Bakery

With so many authentic French Desserts it’s no wonder Douceur de France literally translates to Sweets of France. Chef Luc Beaudet and his wife have brought France to two different OTP locations: Marietta and Roswell. If you want the delicious sweets of Croissants, Éclairs, Beignets, Napoleons, Crème Brulee, Tiramisu, Macaroons, Petits Fours and more, then this is your place to stop. Or, if you want their savory brunch or lunch menu (open 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) try the Le Pain Perdu, Ratatouille, Les Croques, French Toast, Pot Pie, Paninis, Quiches and more.

Luc learned baking from his mom in the Poitou Region of France and graduated from the Art of Patisserie by attending the finest culinary schools. He then had a special externship of a 7-year tour de France where he perfected his baking and pastry art. After working in Japan and then in Dallas for La Madelene French Bakery, he was transferred to Atlanta and decided to branch out on his own.

Luc discusses in a video how he started first as a wholesale shop, and then moved into retail. He had to build his clientele, and gain his customer’s trust to try new, delicious, and unique French pastries. His family’s struggle — and now success — has brought the unique savory and sweet flavors alive in OTP.

The Marietta location is one mile away from the square, right near the Cobb County Civic Center on 277 South Marietta Parkway. The Roswell Bakery is on 1173 Alpharetta Street.

The ambience of the Marietta location is charming. Put yourself in a European frame of mind, and take time to enjoy the food. On the first Saturday of each month in Marietta, Douceur de France stays open until 6 p.m. while the French band “The Rendez-vous” play. Go check it out, and tell them Scoop sent you!

Here’s a link for their Mardi Gras Cakes.