Artisanal bakery since 1932
Artisanal bakery since 1932
A family bakery
Founded in 1932 by baker Pierre Poilâne, Poilâne® has stood the test of time by preserving the best of the best.
3 generations, Pierre, Lionel, Apollonia have succeeded each other with the same exigence, to offer handmade breads, sablés and bakers pastries baked in wood-fired ovens. These are authentic, nourishing, and nutritious baked goods with a unique taste.
5 stores in Paris and 1 in London
Located at 8 Rue du Cherche-Midi in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, the original Poilâne ® bakery, created in 1932, is the nerve center of the internationally renowned company.
It is by staying true to its original intention - to make high quality bread for everyone - and by combining art de vivre , eating well and creativity, that Poilâne® has developed its offerings featuring its savoir-faire well beyond Saint-Germain-des-Prés, extending throughout France and all over the world.
Today, Poilâne® serves you all over the world thanks to a 24-hour shipping service and welcomes you in its 5 stores in Paris and London.
Values and commitments
Made from ingredients selected for their quality, both in terms of respect for the environment but also for their taste and nutritional values, Poilâne® products remain faithful to baking traditions while also meeting Poilâne®’s standards for their composition and environmental impact.
Convinced that the quality of a product is intrinsically dependent on the savoir-faire of the baker who makes it, Poilâne® baked goods are made by hand by our compagnons-boulangers who train for a minimum of nine months with an experienced master baker who is committed to transmitting the savoir-faire necessary to accomplish their job. Learning the gestures, an understanding of the fermentation process and how to work the dough, the baking with wood fired oven, using all 5 senses as the best tools are amongst of the broad themes which comprise this training.
Cooking on a wood fire
All Poilâne® baked goods are baked in an oven heated by a wood fire. The refractory bricks that make up the oven allow for gentle cooking and a better development of the product's aromas.
The wood used is reclaimed wood, untreated and very dry hardwood scraps, which are byproducts of the paper or furniture industry. Thus, our wood fired ovens are not harmful to the environment.
We use it in all our breads
Poilâne® breads are made using a slow sourdough fermentation process. This specific process creates breads to the Poilâne® loaf its unique characteristics: both gustatory and nutritional. The use of the natural leaven and the lactic fermentation is a choice that Poilâne® is proud to perpetuate since 1932.
The necessity for quality in the service of taste
The standards are the same for all our baked goods: breads - at the heart of our business - but also our brioches and viennoiseries , as well as our baker’s pastries and our sablés , are all made in our bakeries with the same artisanal care and the same philosophy: to privilege quality over quantity.