'France in Barcelona': a new guide to our northern neighbors' establishments in the Catalan capital
French Chamber of Commerce publishes list of businesses that "best embody the French savoir-faire"
The French Chamber of Commerce in the Catalan capital has published a 68-page guide to local businesses that "best embody the French savoir-faire" in Barcelona.
'La France a Barcelona' (or France in Barcelona) includes a complete list of bars and restaurants, delis, fashion and beauty stores, as well as art, decoration, and culture establishments — essential information for those who wish to "buy Camembert from Normandy, eat authentic crêpes from Brittany or find foie gras from Périgord."
Among those that have made it into the guide are Copitas Bar, "a paradise of French charcuterie, cheese, and wine," Boulangerie Mayer, home to "indulgent pure French butter croissants," or Jaimes, the French-language bookstore that first opened its doors in 1941.
French commerce in Barcelona can be traced back to the 15th century, with various Gallic business owners and artisans coming to the city over the past 600 years, such as eyewear manufacturer Constantin Cottet or the Alsacian brewers Louis Moritz Trautmann and August Kuentzmann Damm.
The French Chamber of Commerce, which has been in Barcelona since 1883, will distribute the guide in the various featured establishments as well as online at camarafrancesa.es in Catalan and Spanish from October 14.