The breadbasket or the granary of a country is a region which, because of richness of soil and/or advantageous climate, produces an agricultural surplus which is often considered vital for the country as a whole. Rice bowl is a similar term used in Southeast Asia. Such regions may be the subject of fierce political disputes which may even escalate into full military conflicts.Even visitors who aren't terribly food-oriented could not fail to be enthralled by a first encounter with a Paris boulangerie shop window. Despite the recent emergence of Starbucks outlets and "McCafés", Parisian boulangeries-patisseries have managed to withstand globalization and mass production, by continuing to produce quality breads, pastries and cakes that are eye-catching, sumptuous, and often downright decadent. With one on virtually every corner, you will never go croissant-hungry, but if you're looking for that extra-special baguette or raspberry tart, we've put together a concise list of ten of the best bakeries in Paris.Winner of the 2010 prize for Best Baguette in Paris, this prestigious bakery located in the heart of Montmartre is run by Michel Galloyer, a member of France's "Académie Culiniaire".