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The Best Ice Cream in Paris

Friday 10 May 2024 / Category: Things to do in Paris

Ice Cream is meant to be shared - or not!

Everything has its season, and here in Paris, it is definitely the season of long nights, Seine-side picnics, and ice cream! It doesn't take too long walking through the streets of Paris (particularly in the Marais) to notice that there has been an explosion in the ice cream market. From specialty small-batch shops to some of those more well-known names, you can switch from tasting your way through the French pastry world to the ice cream world. Move over macarons, ice cream is the new 'hot' (or should we say cold) thing in Paris these days.

There are tons of places to explore; to help you find your way around, we have put together a little summary of some of our favorites, along with a Google map below of many others to check out!

Let the ice cream games begin!

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La Glacerie

Ice-cream maker, and pastry chef, David Wesmaël has been delighting people with his unique creations for the last 25 years, and has shown no signs of slowing down! We love the funky presentation of La Glacerie's amazing ice creams and the range of flavors may have your mind boggled - but persevere! He shows that ice cream can (and should) be enjoyed in many different ways, try his ice cream chocolate bars, or his entremets glacés that combine meringue and ice cream! Pourquoi pas?

13 rue du Temple, Paris 75004  www.laglacerie.fr


Pozzetto 

If you want the true Italian gelato experience in Paris, we have to recommend Pozzetto. Concentrating on serving authentic Italian ice cream, they strive for an amazing balance of simplicity and sophistication. Each morning, they create around 12 flavors of ice cream ranging from Chocolate to Pistachio and sorbets of amazing seasonal flavors. Rather than proposing the large variety you’d find at an industrial ice cream store, they truly master the ones they do serve. Our top pick is Pistachio.

39 Rue du Roi de Sicile, 75004 


Une Glace à Paris

If you have only one chance to get ice cream while in Paris, go to Une Glace à Paris. Without hesitation, they are offering some of the highest quality and most interesting ingredients you will find! The birth child of an award-winning French Ice Cream glacier, AND a world-renowned pastry chef, so you can imagine their creations are out of this world, like the smoked Vanilla bean or Sicilian Lemon Sorbet. Emmanuel Rayon was the first MOF (Meilleur Ouvrier de France) in ice cream and was a game-changer on the ice cream scene in Paris.

15 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris  https://uneglaceaparis.fr/

Berthillon

Berthillon is THE ice cream store in Paris. Since 1954 the Berthillon family has supplied all of Paris with its superior ice cream, working out of a kitchen on the Ile Saint Louis. To this day, they are the most famous ice cream boutique in Paris, and when you taste their ice cream, you’ll have no doubt as to why. Their wild strawberry sorbet is one the best ice creams you’ll have in Paris! You can taste the years of experience and craftsmanship in their products, and feel the history as you visit the incredibly beautiful store on Ile Saint Louis. An experience for all the senses.

29-31 Rue Saint-Louis en l'Île, 75004 Paris https://berthillon.fr/

The never ending line at Berthillion

Glaces Glazed

The rock star of the ice cream world, Henri Guittet transitioned from a delivery service to opening his boutique earlier this year. Small batch, super interesting flavors, with names like ' Smoke on the Water', 'Glazed and Confused', and 'Pump up the Volume', you are bound to find something interesting to taste !

54 rue de Martyrs, 75009 Paris https://www.glaces-glazed.com/


REŸS - Glaces Eternelles

REŸS is one of the newer kids on the block, having opened in 2022 but it has earned its stripes as a new neighborhood favorite. Jean-Pierre Braun wanted his ice cream shop to be reminiscent of childhood memories and travel! Their ice creams are, dare we say, the most unique in terms of flavor profiles and should absolutely be on your must-try list! We recommend their Cretan tzatziki flavor which includes Greek yogurt, cucumber, olive, mint, and garlic!

4 Rue du Bourg Tibourg, 75004 Paris https://wearereys.com/en

The cretan tzatziki flavor at REŸS is a must!

You really do have your fill of choices now here in Paris! No matter the neighborhood, you're bound to find an ice cream or two to sample. If you are looking for even more suggestions, check out our handy Google Map of ice cream shops in Paris!

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