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Poilâne, Paris

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Poilâne is a historical bread shop in Paris that is a must-see for any bread lover or traveling gourmet. Workers here take a passionate approach to their product, constantly looking for the best ingredients and the best production techniques. Even while you shop, ask about their approach to making the delicious loaves, bun, and more.

Bread at Poilâne is made of four ingredients, including water, flour, salt, and a rising agent. Sea salt is sourced from Guérande, and the flour is exclusively stone-ground. In addition, a piece of dough from the previous batch of bread--the sourdough--is always used as a starter for the next batch. The type of oven used to bake bread is also important. They bake their breads in wood-fired ovens, and these ovens are fed with waste wood that cannot be used for any other industry. Put Poilâne on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Paris tour planner.
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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 wit...  more »
  • 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 P...  more »
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  • Great bread! Amazing flavor and all natural. Pain Poilane is the bread of France. Their oven downstairs is 300 years old and still used today.
  • Tiny bakery with fantastic service. I had pain au chocolat, although I've had better but I'm sure they offer something outstanding. Will definitely go back to try out other baked goods. Funny thing, I met Owen Wilson here - getting his afternoon croissant, a weird experience indeed.
  • Sweet little bakery shop with sweet staff! They help you pick everything out and it is all delicious! The chocolate filled croissant was delicious! A must if you go. I recommend having money on hand as there is a minimum to place things on a card.
  • A must stop bakery in Paris. The croissants were out of this world. If I could give 6 stars, I would.
  • Our bread with covered egg was a bit burnt (seriously black looking), and for the rest the tastes and textures do not justify the prices, unfortunately. Also, we were given the wrong change and nobody ever mentioned a 'sorry', showing a bit of a disengagement with the customer and his comfort.