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A boulangerie (noun) is a bakery that specialises in baking and selling bread.
Where would France be without the humble boulangerie? Our village is only small and yet we have 3 boulangeries.
Recently a large supermarket opened and we thought that this would harm the boulangeries but no the locals still go to the boulangerie for their daily bread.
Did you know that there is a law in France that states that everyone must have access to bread so that means that if you live in the tinest most remote village, you will still have access to bread as it will delivered to a drop off point in your village.
It is against the law in France to use preservatives in bread. So the baguette is made everyday in bakeries across France.
A baguette can almost be as long as a meter and the size is usually place or town specific.
In Paris a baguette usually weights about 250 gms. It is the bread that is known as the French bread in England and all across the world.
All this talk about bread is making me hungry so I am off to the Boulangerie to get my daily fix.