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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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  • 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 co...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • The pastries are really good this is also the case for breakfast but I found that the service was not at the height
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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.
  • Small unassuming and very personable. Croissants were out of this world! Staff was very sweet even with the folks who could not speak French. Apple turnovers not super sweet made perfectly.prices were modest considering the quality. Place is so popular if you don't get there by eight you may not find any croissants.
  • 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.

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