Pain Poilâne (Bread)
Our first day in Paris, we visit our favorite boulangerie and purchase a baguette covered with seeds (Baguette aux Céréales)
Days later during our visit, we may be less inclined to make a special trip to a legendary bread store, and just pick up the packaged loaf of sliced Poilâne at the grocery store instead.
This bag of bread lasts several days – we bring the last few slices back home. When we finish the last slice back in Chicago, we are reminded why we go to Paris.
One of the reasons I moved to Paris is that I could, whenever I wanted to, go to Poilâne and buy myself a nice chunk of pain Poilâne
Poilâne (The New Yorker)
Pain Poilâne is produced in the Latin Quarter of Paris where it is sold at the original (1932) boulangerie on rue du Cherche-Midi in Saint-Germain-des-Prés
A second Paris bakery is located on boulevard de Grenelle in the 15th arrondissement.
Lionel Poilane, The Baker (CBS Sunday Morning)
Worldwide Distribution is handled by a facility in North-Central France (Bièvres)
A facility opened 2000 in London
all have replicas of the wood-burning ovens used at the Paris locations