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Traditionally—and to this day—bread is incredibly important to French citizens. In the late 1700’s, at the time of the French revolution, bread was so significant to the people that riots would break out if there were shortages. In the middle ages, as towns and villages began to form in the French countryside, bakeries flourished through the making and selling of artisan bread. Since those times, certain French bakeries have become famous for their delicious product and fabulous service. Pôilane is one such bakery that is today expanding, and yet still staying true to its roots. Discover: The Famous Pôilane Bakery In 1932 Pôilane began with one baker who came to Paris from Normandy in order to open up his first shop. He was determined to bake the traditional sourdough loaves, rather than the more popular baguettes, despite the intense competition between bakeries in the area. Pierre Pôilane baked his bread in a…