One of the great bakeries of Paris, and not a baguette to be found.

 An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 8 rue du Cherche Midi, 75006
Nearest transport: St. Sulpice (4)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 45 48 42 59
Website   Facebook

Additional locations

Address: 49 boulevard de Grenelle, 75015
Nearest transport: Dupleix (6)
Hours: Closed Monday
Telephone: 01 45 79 11 49

Address: 38 rue Debelleyme, 75003
Nearest transport: Filles du Calvaire (8)
Hours: Closed Monday
Telephone: 01 44 61 83 39

Reviews of interest

Table à Découvert (2015) “Chez Poilâne dont je repars toujours avec un morceau de miche, j’ai aussi découvert le pain de mie qui est très, très réussi. En fait, tout est bon là-bas.”

The Gannet (2015) “I love their brusque sourdough bread made in a wood-fired oven, just downstairs, whose earthy, wheaty flavor improves the longer it sits. (The bread will keep for over a week. I always tell visitors to get a loaf on their last day in Paris and bring it home, to prolong the deliciousness of their trip.)”

David Lebovitz (2011) “… there’s something special about the bread at Poilâne – it has a certain flavor, just the right tang of sourdough, dark and husky but with an agreeable légèreté… I am also crazy for Poilâne’s apple tartlets.”

David Lebovitz (2009) Recommended in The Sweet Life in Paris.

Dorie Greenspan (2008) “… you can’t leave Paris without going to Poilane…and trying the big, heavy, dark brown, dense and delicious sourdough round…”

Barbra Austin (2008) ” The shelves are a symphony of browns, from the pale “mie” of the famous Pain Poilane, to the golden butter cookies…”

Clotilde Dusoulier (2008) Recommended in Clotilde’s Edible Adventures in Paris.

Cool video

“The Art of Baking Bread,” an interview with Dorie Greenspan and the late Lionel Poîlane by David Turecamo for CBS News

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