After 202 years, the oldest bakery in Paris has closed due to skyrocketing rent! My heart goes out to Parisians who are lamenting the loss of this historic landmark. When I first heard of this, it just reminded me how increasingly commercial modern life has become. Cherish these old style bakeries; we will miss them when they are all gone and replaced with commercial shops churning out breads made in factories. It just won’t be the same.