This was the boss bakery in Arcachon, the one where all your “respectable” residents bought their bread. Been there for years. The big brick chimney for the long-gone wood burning oven can still be seen from the rear.
This one had been here as long as I can remember.
This one only about two years – maybe mistook the market.
Even the survivors have their problems:
Never mind. France has its equivalent of Greggs:
3 thoughts on “Le Fin du Pain?”
depressing trend, I thought France was more resistant to this commoditisation
I don’t think anyone is able to fully resist this trend of late capitalism… I remember in Italy in the ’80s, the bread from a local panificio was almost uniformly dreadful – part of the underlying reasons why the Slow Food movement started up in reply.
Arcachon is not a typical town because it depends hugely on tourist trade, a lot of it people from Bordeaux popping down when the weather’s good. Maybe day-trippers don’t buy bread. Maybe all the leases just came up for renewal.