It comes after the United Nations body recently confirmed that the art of pizza making from the Italian city of Naples was to be added to the world's leading cultural list. A cornerstone of French cuisine, Macron has even gone as far as saying: "The baguette is the envy of the whole world".
Unesco's list aims to save traditions from globalisation.
The bakers behind the application have said it's not just the recipe, which consists of wheat flour, water, yeast and salt, that needs conserving but the name and shape too.
Concerns had previously been raised about mass-produced imitations of the national treasure. President of the National Confederation of Bakers and Patisserie Chefs (CNBPF), Dominique Anract, said growing competition from supermarkets means professionals in his industry should react and "fight to protect the quality" of baguettes.
But it could be some time before the humble baguette joins the heritage list, which already includes France's traditional "gastronomic meal", in which ritual is deemed as important as the food itself.
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The Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage meets annually to evaluate nominations from around the world. It can not be frozen or contain added preservatives.
Unesco also have a list of protected locations known as World Heritage Sites but the cultural list featuring traditons, crafts, music, dance and food.
Already on the list are yoga, spanish flamenco and Tibetan Opera as well as Belgian beer culture.
France has already racked up multiple successful applications, from Alençon lace-making to French-style equitation.