It’s summer time in Paris ! Here is a list of some of the best ice-cream makers in town to cool down. Alors 1 ou 2 boules ?
Ice-cream hawkers in Luxembourg garden: the best sorbet in town. During the summer, two ice-cream hawkers settle just in front of Luxembourg garden entrance close to the RER station. They offer a wide choice of flavors including kiwi, wild peach, violet, calisson… For a pleasant break in the garden or to stroll cone handed in front if the photography exhibition that is usually displayed outside the garden.Metro: Luxembourg
Berthillon : the Parisian institution. No need to introduce Berthillon. It’s just the famous ice-cream maker in Paris which is located in Ile-Saint Louis. It serves ice-creams to die for. And indeed, it only use good products such as dairy milk from Villetin farm (where you can also pick your own fruits and vegetables). They’re so successful they close during the pick season from mid-july to end of August. But many locations nearby serve Berthillon ice-cream that you will easily find as they display the logo.Berthillon 31, rue Saint-Louis-en-l’Ile 75004 Paris Tel: +33 1 43 54 31 61 Metro: Pont Marie or Sully-Morland (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays, the second half of July and all of August.)
Amorino : the most popular place. In the past decade, Amorino has become one of the most popular ice cream shop in Paris. With 25 shops in the city, this is the safe bet to fullfil a sweet crave.
Victor & Hugo : the trendiest ice-cream. You can choose a traditional cup or ask the house specialty : ice cream served as a pie.
Le bac à glaces : the most rock & roll. Sylvain Yoël makes excellent classics but also innovate with some very unusual flavors such as beaujolais nouveau (a French wine) or camembert (a French cheese). All ice-creams are artisanal and made with natural products.Le bac à glaces : 109, rue du Bac – 75007 Paris M° Sèvre-Babylone Mon-fri 11.00 am-7.00 pm/Sat 11.00am-7.30pm Closed on Sunday
Grom : the biggest Italian player. Grom has recently open a shop in Paris and offers great Italian ice-creams. Some are gluten-free.Grom 81 rue de Seine, 75006 Paris Mon-wed 12.00am-11.00 – Thur-sat 12.00am-00.00pm – Sun 11.00am-11.00pm
Pozzetto : the italian tradition. Only 12 flavors are displayed in the shop that claims using Italian traditional methods.Pozetto 39, rue de Roi de Sicile 75004 Paris Metro: St. Paul or Hôtel de Ville and 21, rue de Lévis 75007 Paris Metro: Villiers
Mary Gelateria Naturale : the girliest ice-cream. Mary is a very talented women and serve some great Italian ice-creams. In 2008, she’s awarded the golden cone (cono d’oro) for making the best artisanal ice-cream. Bravissimo.Mary 1 rue Charles-François Dupuis, Metro Temple, 75003 Paris
It Mylk : the best view. The booth located in Galerie Lafayette rooftop serve frozen yogurt. The ice-cream is not remarkable but you’ll get the opportunity to enjoy a great view of Paris.Galeries Lafayette Haussmann Rooftop Terrace, 8th floor 40, bd Haussmann 75009 PARIS
La Tropicale: the most exotic flavors. The place offers original and tasty flavors such as Chocolate Latte and Szechuan Pepper, Mojito, Date and nuts, Orange pepper and Espelette hot pepper. ..La Tropicale 180, boulevard Vincent Auriol – 75013 Paris Metro: Place d’Italie Summer hours : Mon-fri : 12.00am-7.30pm Sat (from May 15th) -Sun (June-July-and maybe September) : 3.00pm-8.00pm