The French baguette should be listed as a Unesco cultural treasure, says France’s President Emmanuel Macron.
“The baguette is the envy of the whole world,” he said, in support of a national bakers’ association that is promoting the application.
The bakers have been inspired by the success of Italy’s Naples pizza, which was protected by the UN’s cultural body last year.
Unesco’s list aims to save traditions from globalisation.
The Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage meets annually to evaluate nominations from around the world.