Many hands make bakery work

Villagers who were going to be left without a boulangerie-pâtisserie when the baker retired have founded an association to keep the business going until he can find a buyer to take it over.

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Baker Jean-Yves Audo said he would carry on making baguettes and croissants voluntarily in Sainte-Eulalie-d’Olt, Aveyron so its 360 residents would not be left without their daily bread.

His move will also allow the association, which has more than 100 people signed up to help, to grow the potential business to surrounding areas and give the new baker a reasonable income.

They are talking of setting up sales points in surrounding campsites and the Sainte-Eulalie-d’Olt mairie is also putting its shoulder to the mill to help lure a new baker