The Many Faces of les Boulangeries Française
Les français aiment le pain!
While the French don't eat anywhere near as much bread as they did in the XIX ème siecle, (900 grams per person daily - almost two pounds vs. 225 grams - 8 ounces - per person per day now) bread is still an important part of the diet in France and bread is commonly served at all three meals. Bread is the main component of a French breakfast. The local boulangerie is visited daily, sometimes even twice a day. Louis la Vache gives you a look here at the many faces of les boulangeries française.
Recettes pour faire le pain:
Confessions of a French Baker: Breadmaking Secrets, Tips, and Recipes
The following book is a fine study of the importance of bread in France generally and Paris particularly. It describes how bread, as the most important food commodity shaped life in Paris:
Bakers of Paris and the Bread Question, 1700-1775