The January 12, 2018, at the Elysee during the traditional ceremony of the wafer, the president of the Republic had given its support to Dominique Anract, president of the national Confederation of bakery and pastry products French, for the registration of the rod to the intangible heritage of the Unesco. Last December, a survey conducted by the CSA institute, revealed that 9 out of 10 French supported this nomination.

But it was without counting on the zeal destroyer of some senior officials of the ministry of Culture, accustomed, for a long time, to have the last word in the Rue de Valois ; nor on the reluctance of the new minister, Franck Riester. Because it is the minister who offers the best candidate for the president of the Republic. But his advisers “antibaguette have other suggestions.

judge for yourself and compare: the wand, or the race camarguaise and course landaise, the Festivities of the bears in the Haut-Vallespir (Pyrenees-Orientales), games and athletic sports of brittany, the yole ronde Martinique, the Biou in Arbois, wine festival in the town of Arbois (Jura). Local events friendly, but frankly not at the international level.

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The senator of Paris, Catherine Dumas, president of the Committee of political support of the nomination, a veritable Joan of Arc of the cause, summarizes: “The wand, this is France, 35.000 bakeries of 180,000 jobs, hundreds of farmers of wheat, millers, producers of yeast and salt. The wand is a marker of French identity.” Besides the consumer…

True gastronome and lover of good wines, Emmanuel Macron is a fan of the wand. He had said to Dominique Anract: “You will have me by your side for the fights of the year.”So this is a good time for him to propose, in the name of France, the entry of the rod to the intangible cultural heritage of humanity.


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