3 days to D-day: Summer is back again and nothing beats a good ice cream when the weather’s good. We have chosen 5 of the best ice cream shops in Paris, so you can cool down and enjoy some fabulous flavors. Take the opportunity to treat yourself and your taste buds during your time in Paris. You won’t regret it!
1) Berthillon: a must-do
Despite being largely closed during the summer and not accepting cards, this ice cream shop on the historic and fancy Île Saint-Louis continues to attract thousands of tourists and fans who swear by it. Not only for their vanilla ice cream, but also for the strawberry, salted caramel and gooseberry flavors which are all INDESCRIBABLE!
Berthillon. 31, Rue Saint-Louis-en-l’Île, 75004. Tel : 01 43 54 31 61
Open Wednesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed from mid-July-late August
2) Une Glace à Paris: the new kid on the block
No one would have thought that Paris would be one day home to an ice-cream shop that would be named the “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” (Best Craftsman in France) and hold the World Pastry Championship Title!
After working with Great Star Chefs, such as Jean-Louis Nomicos and Anne Sophie Pic, and recently at the Louis Vuitton Foundation’s Restaurant, founder Emmanuel Ryon finally opened his own ice-cream shop.
The ice cream shop is located in the historic Marais district in central Paris and offers an ice cream Culinary Tour. Try the “découverte autour du chocolat glacé” and the frozen hot chocolate! We promise you’ll love it.
For €5.20 you can get 3 scoops of ice cream. Cool!
Une glace à Paris. 15 rue sainte croix de la bretonnerie, 75003. Tel : 01 49 96 98 33.
Open 7 days a week until 10 p.m Monday to Thursday, and until 11 p.m Friday to Sunday.
3) An Italian ice cream shop: Il Gelato del Marchese
“Ice cream” is synonymous with the Italian word “Gelato”. “Il Gelato” is an Italian culinary staple, like a baguette or good cheese for French food.
At Il Gelato del Marchese you can get zabioni and marsala wine, crème patissière with Madagascan vanilla, sesame, honey and nut, and Sicilian pistachio flavored gelati (the latter is famous for its rich and delicate flavour!).
As well as a tea house, they also offer their own specialty savoury ice cream with exotic names to match: ricotta and white truffle, cacio e pepe, pecorino romano and pepper.
Il Gelato del Marchese, 3 Rue des Quatre Vents, 6th arrondissement (district). Tel: 01 46 34 75 63.
Il Gelato del Marchese is open Monday – Tuesday until 10 p.m and on Wednesday – Friday until 11:45 p.m.
4) Raimo: the traditional one
At Raimo you can discover dream-like flavors such as Rose, Vine Peach, Matcha Green Tea and many more. Since 1947, Raimo has been mesmerizing its customers and offering the ideal treat for Parisians.
Raimo. 59-61 boulevard de Reuilly – 75012 Paris
Everyday from 10am to 10.30pm
5) Ice Roll: the original twist!
Paris’ artisanal ice cream shop, Ice Roll, uses its unique method to enchant your tastebuds and your eyes! At Ice Roll you won’t get a ball or cone of ice cream, but instead the professionals spread the ice-cream on a cold plate and roll it up to serve it with fresh fruit. Tempted?
Ice Roll. 24 Place des Vosges, 75004 Paris (but many all around Paris)
Every week-end from 1pm to 7pm.