It's a cliché, it's a good cliché. Eating baguette, fresh from the oven is a delicious and affordable treat.
A good baguette is between 50 et 70 cm long and wheight between 240 et 340 grammes. It's made with flour, water, yeast or leaven and salt. Nothing else, no fat, no ascorbic, acétic or lactic acid.
Here is the list of the bakers making the 10 best baguettes in Paris:
Grand prix de la baguette de tradition francaise de la ville de Paris
They have been elected by a very serious jury, professionals, gastronomes, journalists, winners from precedent years. The first one gets to make bread for the Palais de l'Elysée for a whole year.