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Boulangerie Poilane

8 rue du Cherche Midi, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 45 48 42 59
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Poilane is tucked away in a maze of streets but make the effort to find it, you wont be... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2013
tesoro1981
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Ontario
Alright bread & apple tart

I'd been wanting to try Poilâne since I read about it on David Lebovitz's blog. I tried the apple... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2013
framboise8
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New York
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Considered by many to be Paris's best bakery.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“apple tart” (6 reviews)
“pastries” (6 reviews)
LOCATION
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 14 April 2013

Poilane is tucked away in a maze of streets but make the effort to find it, you wont be disappointed. The place oozes history and passion for the craft. Grab a half loaf of their famous "Poilane Loaf" (and a bag of Punitions) and make...More

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Reviewed 30 January 2013

I'd been wanting to try Poilâne since I read about it on David Lebovitz's blog. I tried the apple tart and 4 slices of their famous bread. It was okay but I think I expected to be floored based on all the reviews I had...More

1  Thank framboise8
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Reviewed 10 January 2013

"so good".."we will never be satisfied eating any other pastry". Am I in a dream? We stopped by in Paris on the way back from the Alps, and as we were near Trocadero, I popped over to the Bd de Grenelle branch and got some...More

2  Thank Robert K
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Reviewed 26 November 2012

The first thing we do each morning when we are in Paris is head to Poilane. Our order is the same each day - 3 croissants and 1 pain au chocolat. These are so good especially when they are still warm. We always arrive right...More

2  Thank luvroma2
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Reviewed 8 November 2012

Having been in France for a month, my husband and I have tried our fair share of croissants, pain au chocolat, and the like. On our final day in Paris we finally made the pilgrimage.... And we are very sorry we didn't make it earlier,...More

2  Thank Ph O
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Reviewed 20 September 2012 via mobile

I have found no better breads, croissants, or butter cookies anywhere else in the world. I even chose a breakfast spot for this trip based on the fact that their supplier is Poilane.

Thank mickgene
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Reviewed 30 July 2012

I found this boulangerie to have the best croissant's in Paris. They are so flaky they almost fall apart in your hands. It was never toop crowded and the woman who worked the front desk was always pleasant. I went there every monring during my...More

1  Thank John H
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Reviewed 22 March 2012

The croissants - especially first thing in the morning when they are still warm - are so, so, so good. The bread is legendary and the butter cookies - you will ahve dreams about them!!!

4  Thank luvroma2
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Reviewed 26 August 2011

This bakery was recommended by a friend so we checked it out while walking the shops in this area of Paris. The ladies in the shop were welcoming and offered us a sample. Our family's favorite was the raisin bread which is wonderful warmed up...More

3  Thank TeamTravel3
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Reviewed 18 March 2004

Twenty years ago I went to Paris with a guide book in hand called Turn Right At the Fountain. In this book I discovered Poilane. The description of the street and the wonder bakery has been imbedded in my mind forever. The little Poilane Rolls...More

13  Thank helen m
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art school and small museums hide in unassuming
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oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented
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