EUROPE 1 AND YOU – A more expensive baguette: are the French ready to follow suit?

Clotilde Dumay, edited by Laura Laplaud

Every day, Europe 1 looks at an idea or a problem in your daily life. Bakers, hit hard by inflation, believe they will have to raise their prices despite the support promised by the government. What would be the fair price for a loaf of bread, both for consumers and for artisans?

For a classic baguette, it takes an average of 95 euro cents. For a traditional baguette, more than one euro. Is it enough to save the 33,000 bakers in France? The government has promised them help, but faced with the explosion of energy bills, some believe they will have to raise their prices. What would be the fair price for a loaf of bread, both for consumers and for artisans? Europe 1 went to pop the question in the 18th arrondissement of Paris.

“1.30 or 1.40 for a baguette, it’s still too much”

“I can put the price on it, but I also hear that there are many people who cannot afford a baguette for 1.40 euros”, “1.30 or 1.40 for a baguette, it is still excessive” , these Parisians testify. However, 1.30 euros is the price for the traditional baguette at Arnaud Delmontel, a baker in Paris. “The price increased in the wake of the war in Ukraine, because the price of wheat skyrocketed. The price of electricity will increase 20 times compared to last summer…”, he breathes affirmatively being against the postponement of taxes since “at some point , they must be paid”.

The baker therefore plans to raise prices by ten cents, which does not deter some of his customers: “I was not born in France, so for me to have a baguette at 7 p.m., hot that comes out bakery, it’s worth it”, ” I don’t buy very often, so it’s still a treat from time to time.”

Otherwise, the baguette still has a bright future ahead of it for Arnaud Delmontel: “I think that 1.30 or 1.50 euros is not expensive for a little everyday happiness.”

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