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Europe's Oldest Pastry Shops Demand A Spot On Your Foodie Bucket List

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Before the end of carnival season, Poles buy traditional jelly doughnuts to treat themselves before Lent in Warsaw, February 19, 1998. The A. Blikle shop, one of Poland's oldest and best-known bakeries, limits doughnut sales to 10 per customer. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

They say travel broadens the mind, but when there's cake involved other body parts are also at risk of broadening.

Here are nine of the world's oldest pastry shops -- tried and trusted by centuries of cake-hungry visitors.

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