"After years of taking bread for granted.... it was like discovering a new food"
Unlike the bland white breads so typical to the supermarket shelves, the bakeries of France offer a culinary overload of loaves of all shapes and sizes. You can chew on dense loaves from Lumieres that are similar to a baguette, dark crusted boules from Cabrieres shaped like footballs, learn which ones are best for soups and which ones will make the perfect slice for a sandwich. You can also pick from breads enhanced with natural ingredients like onions, garlic, olives and roquefort (blue cheese).
Those scared of carbs should re-assess their diets as you are seriously missing out here and those who love carbs will be nothing less than ecstatic at being enlightened to a whole new world of tastes and textures.