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Le Meilleur Pâtissier ("The Best Baker") is a French culinary reality show broadcast on M6 since 2012 and in Belgium on RTL-TVI1.

Adapted from the British show The Great British Bake Off that has aired in the UK since October 2010, it is presented by Julia Vignali. The jury consists of chef Cyril Lignac and culinary blogger Jacqueline Mercorelli, better known by her stage name "Mercotte". They are frequently joined by guest judges.

There have been six seasons of the main show, in which amateur bakers compete to be crowned The Best Baker. There have also been two celebrity series, whose winners have published a recipe book; the book's proceeds are donated to the Fondation de France charitable organisation. 2017 saw the introduction of Le Meilleur Patissier: Les Professionnels, which follows a similar format to the UK show's spin-off Bake Off: Crème de la Crème.

The broadcast is followed by an aftershow entitled Le Meilleur Pâtissier: À vos fourneaux ("The Best Baker: To your ovens").