Bakeries in Paris closed for the month

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    Mike Nolan

    The Washington Post has a story on how many bakeries in Paris are closed for the month of August, the traditional vacation month. Under a French law that dated back to the French Revolution, bakeries in Paris were divided into two groups, one group was allowed to close in July, the other in August. But recent governments have relaxed that rule and in the non-tourist parts of the city many if not most bakeries are closed in August.

    Given the heat wave Paris has been seeing, baking bread in hot weather is a challenge, anyway.

    But this is not a good time of year to go to France on a bakery tour (or much of anything, for that matter, since many consider a month-long vacation a birthright.)

    Here's a link to the Washington Post story, it should be good for at least a week:

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