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French Memories is a family owned and operated business: Master Chef Jean Jacques Gabanelle, Anne and their three daughters run the bakery.

In 1985 Jean Jacques and Anne left France and came to America with only a few dollars in their pockets but an abundance of skill and ambition. Once here, they worked for a wholesale French bakery, Disney World, and a number of hotels and restaurants in Orlando, Florida.

Four years later they moved north to open an authentic French patisserie in Duxbury and in 1991 opened a second patisserie in Cohasset. In 1995, they sold the Duxbury bakery to their partners.

An integral part of Cohasset Village, French Memories has been a favorite gathering spot for over 24 years.

The Gabanelle’s are grateful to the community for their support.