Unesco's Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage is different from its register of places, which is known as World Heritage Sites, and lists the Forth Bridge as one. The organization focuses on cultural elements, such as cuisine, dance, music and crafts.
France has already racked up multiple successful applications, from Alençon lace-making to French-style equitation. That submission was centred mostly around the rituals that accompany the cuisine: how wines are paired with dishes, how the table is dressed, and the precise placing of glasses and cutlery.
The list, which is reviewed annually includes items "that testify to the diversity of the intangible heritage and raise awareness of its importance".
France's national baker's association has submitted an application to the Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage.