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Boulangerie Poilane

8 rue du Cherche Midi, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 45 48 42 59
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A guilty pleasure

Try to arrive mid-afternoon when the apple turnovers are fresh out of the oven. All the regular... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
LydiaGlobal
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London, United Kingdom
Best bread in Paris

Love this quaint Parisian bakery where their small storefront allows a buzz with eager shoppers in... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2018
The_Rock_50
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Mount Pearl, Canada
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Considered by many to be Paris's best bakery.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“pastries” (6 reviews)
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8 rue du Cherche Midi, 75006 Paris, France
Saint-Germain-des-Prés
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+33 1 45 48 42 59
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Try to arrive mid-afternoon when the apple turnovers are fresh out of the oven. All the regular gorgeous Poilâne sourdough breads, too.

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Love this quaint Parisian bakery where their small storefront allows a buzz with eager shoppers in for their "Poilane Fix". Ours is the Rye Raisin Buns... nothing compares. Thanks to Martha Stewart for letting us on to this shop all those years ago. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Poilane makes a legendary sourdough bread. While its Poilâne's sourdough is good, I would prefer a baguette any day. What I love about Poilane are its punitions (butter cookies), which are available from light to dark baking. The dark ones are excellent.

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

I followed google maps to get here and was looking forward to a hot croissant and coffee. The coffee was delicious but the croissant I didn't enjoy whatsoever. I took it with me and didn't finish it. There are definitely hit and miss croissant places...More

1  Thank Belle-Noel
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Our hotel in Paris is a short walk to Poilane. Every day we first stop for coffee then head to Poilane for warm croissants and pain au chocolate. The croissants are like eating flaky butter. They are so delicious. They are known for their rustic...More

3  Thank luvroma2
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

This lovely elegant and artisanal French bakery is worth a detour. Did you know it supplies many restaurants with its famous sour-dough bread? Don't forget to try the raisin buns. You'll definitely come back for more.

Thank Loes v
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

I was very fortunate to find this place as I toured the area around my hotel. Yes, there is a fine selection of bread here. There is also a selection of items you could choose for lunch. What I really salivated on was the pastries....More

Thank Jason F
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Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

That sells a few key items. The sour dough is legendary. They sell it in slices and by weight. You can also buy their flour.

Thank Chocochu
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

If we're staying on our own and not with friends, here's where we get our bread. You don't want to miss the raisin rolls. Whatever you do, however, get a bag or two of the sale de mer to take home with you. It's cheap...More

Thank rovinglawyer
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

Stopped by in the morning to pick up some pastries and had two different varieties of apple pastry. Both were excellent and I will make it a point to go back again when in Paris. I've tried a lot of Parisian boulangeries over the years...More

1  Thank Guy71
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