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Boulangerie Poilane

8 rue du Cherche Midi, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 45 48 42 59
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Best sour-dough bread in Paris

This lovely elegant and artisanal French bakery is worth a detour. Did you know it supplies many... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
Loes v
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
via mobile
Exceedingly excellent!

I was very fortunate to find this place as I toured the area around my hotel. Yes, there is a fine... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Jason F
Dallas, Texas
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Considered by many to be Paris's best bakery.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“apple tart” (5 reviews)
“pastries” (6 reviews)
8 rue du Cherche Midi, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 45 48 42 59
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Reviewed 29 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
Reviewed 20 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
Reviewed 26 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
Reviewed 13 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
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
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Popular and known. Fresh and very good. Attentive staff and I get the impression they work hard. If in the area a good bakery to pick up your choice to eat and stroll.

Thank bkcDeuxFois
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

The best bread I had during my one week stay in Paris. Despite being a small and humble place, it has a helpful staff and amazing croissants. I especially recommend the apple tarts.

Thank Driveram
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Well known for its worldwide renowned bread, the round sourdough with the P, boldly emblazoned. It also has fantastic butter cookies, which you can buy according to your taste, from light to darker baking. Great nut breads and apple pastries. If you are lucky you...More

Thank Arturo B
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This is a little bread store in a busy part of Paris. It sells big beautiful loaves of country bread. The kind many restaurants use for a tartine or croque Monsieur. We bought a nearly 2 kg load for 9 euro. It keeps for 5...More

Thank AuntieMRA
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Yes, they are known for bread and it is wonderful. However they make these wonderful apple pastries. They are just sweet enough and let the apple speak for itself. I highly recommend grabbing one and a café for an enjoyable breakfast. You can grab some...More

Thank Joshua P
In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic
and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is
dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops,
ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants.
Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine
art school and small museums hide in unassuming
squares. The neighbourhood’s namesake church is the
oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented
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