Soon to retire, the baker is looking for a buyer


Hardship, penalties, availability. The job of a baker is undoubtedly the most beautiful job in the world, but also one of the most demanding, where daily punctuality is the rule. Thierry Fanget and his wife Véronique have been providing high quality services to the population for 30 years. They speak openly about their universe.

'The best job in the world'

For Thierry, the working day starts at midnight and lasts until 11 a.m. In the afternoon he resumes duty from 4 to 7 p.m. With 14 hours a day and six days a week we are far from the 35-hour week.

In addition to these working hours, his wife Véronique, who helps him bake the bread, makes the creams for the pastries, takes care of the cleaning of the shop, the laboratory and other facilities ...

The couple doesnt complain, however. “We look forward to working with us and have seven beneficial weeks off, just as we appreciate being able to count on local and regional customers who have trusted us for decades. ''

However, given the pace of work and the aftermath of Thierrys fall on the icy sidewalk as he entered his bakery, the towns baker is considering retirement. He intends to exercise his rights on April 1, 2022. Before that date, however, he wants to find a buyer for his company. Véronique and Thierry Fanget will do their best to find a successor who will do justice to “the most beautiful job in the world”.

The Fanget bakery has been on the street since 1956

Thierry Fanget traces the history of the bakery: “My father Georges began an apprenticeship here in Saint-Julien-Molin-Molette with Tony Cheval at the end of the war from 1939 to 1945. After three years of training, he entered Lepi dor in Annonay and then did his military service. '

In 1954, Thierrys father married Jeanine Tourton. Both took over the business in Félines (Ardèche) for two years. When they learned that the Saint-Julien-Molin-Molette shop was for sale, they rushed to the village in 1956. The couple ran the business for 34 years until December 1990.

After two years of training in Annonay (1978-1980) and after a job with Mr. Bertrand in Ardoix (Ardèche), Thierry Fanget finally returned to his home village. 'I did my military service and married Véronique Szolka in 1984. I took it over from my father on January 1, 1991,' says the baker.