However, it was the art of Neapolitan pizza-making, or 'Pizzaiuolo, ' earning its spot on UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list past year that pushed French bakers to request the same recognition for the French culinary staple.
"France is a country of excellence in bread, because the baguette is envied worldwide", said Mr Macron.
France's Emmanuel Macron has joined the nation's bakers in calling for the baguette to be included on UNESCO's "intangible heritage" list.
Why do the French think this is necessary?"We must preserve its excellence and our expertise, and it is for this reason that it should be heritage-listed", the French leader told Europe Radio 1 following a meeting with French master bakers in Paris on Friday. More news: Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) SVP Sells $107500.00 in Stock
Concerns had previously been raised about mass-produced imitations of the national treasure.
The campaign comes just a few weeks after Unesco gave World Heritage status to the art of the Italian pizza, and those who make it - officially named "pizzaïolos" - following a global petition in its favour, which gained two million signatures worldwide.
The traditional baguette is already protected in France by a 1993 law. According to the decree, the genuine baguette must be made out of four ingredients: flour, water, salt and yeast - and contain no additives.
The legislation says it can not be frozen or contain added preservatives.More news: Harrods to return statue of Dodi and Diana to Mohammed Al Fayed
What is already on the list?.
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.
Instead, this list focuses on traditions - mostly crafts, music, dance and cuisine.
Already on the list are yoga, spanish flamenco and Tibetan Opera as well as Belgian beer culture. 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.More news: Models accuse photographers of harassment
However the United Kingdom is one of few countries that has not signed up the system to protect it's heritage and has no entries on the list.