During the upcoming heatwave, its best too cool off with some of the best ice-cream in Paris. The city has tons of spots all over that offer delicious gelatos and ice-creams. These creamy and tasty desserts are the perfect thing to enjoy on a hot summers day. While there are a lot of spots around the city there are a few that are really worth a visit, based on taste, quality and their variety of flavors.
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Best Ice Cream Shops in Paris:
Berthillon is a well-loved and long-standing ice cream shops in Paris. It has been around since 1954 and their selection is known as luxury ice-cream and sorbets. All their products are made with fresh and quality ingredients which contribute to their amazing taste. They have over 50 flavors for you to choose from and a lot of them are chosen based on what fruits and flavors are in season. You can either pick up your ice-cream to go and enjoy it on the Ile Saint Louis or sit down and have it with a cup of coffee or tea. Either way, you are going to enjoy it!
Address: 29-31 Rue Saint-Louis en l’Île, 75004 Paris
Times: daily except Monday’s from 10 am – 8 pm
Martine Lambert is a small ice cream shop located on Rue Cler, which is only a short walk away from the Eiffel Tower. Their little shop is filled with your favorite flavors and some really interesting mixtures like their famous Martinique ice-cream that is filled with rum, vanilla, orange, and chocolate. They also have a good selection of sorbets for you to try as well. It’s a great spot to try out different flavors!
Address: 39 Rue Cler, 75007 Paris
Times: daily from 10 am to 12 am. Except for Wednesdays when they close at 11:30am
À La Mère de Famille
La Mere de Famille is a must-stop shop for sweet lovers. Their beautiful and traditional Parisian shop is filled with all types of sweet treats. It is home to all types of chocolates, nougats, jellies and more! However, they also create some really delicious ice-cream in Paris! They sell ice cream and sorbets to put in a cup or cone but they also have readily available sorbet bars and ice cream bars (which are covered in chocolate). The shop is worth a visit to see it and the treats inside are definitely worth a try!
À La Mère de Famille
Address: 35 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre, 75009 Paris
Times: Monday – Saturday from 9:30 am to 8 pm and on Sundays from 10 am to 7:30 pm.
Located in the Marais this shop makes authentic gelato. Their gelatos are creamy and delicious and made with fresh ingredients that come from Italy. The lines here can get a bit long due to its popularity, however, they tend to move fast. Make sure to sample some of their flavors before buying yours. This will help you decide which flavor to have but it will also give you an idea of how intense and true to its ingredients the gelatos are. We highly recommend the pistachio gelato!
Address: 39 Rue du Roi de Sicile, 75004 Paris
Times: Sunday to Thursday from 12:15 pm to 12 am and on Fridays and Saturdays from 12:15 pm to 12:30 am
Un Glace à Paris
Une Glace a Paris is a well-loved ice cream shop in the heart of the Marais. The shop is run by Emmanuel Ryon a renowned pastry chef and ice-cream maker and his pastry chef-partner Olivier Ménard. The two created an amazing store based on their love of ice-cream. They have a variety of complex flavors in both sorbet and ice creams that will have your mouth watering! While some of their flavors are classics like chocolate and vanilla others like their orange, carrot and ginger ice-cream and their Black Garlic from Provencal Drome ice cream are worth a try (or at least a sample!).
Un Glace à Paris
Address: 15 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris
Times: Monday to Thursday from 1 pm to 11:30 pm, on Fridays and Saturdays from 12 pm to 12 am and on Sunday from 12 pm to 12 am.
This is a new ice cream shop in the Marais area that will introduce you to the subtle yet delightful flavors of Lebanese ice cream! When you come here, you must get the “achta” with pistachio crumbs! They also have a bunch of other delightful flavors like avocado and you can top your ice cream with traditional Lebanese ingredients like dried figs, dates, and apricots!
Address: 17 Rue des Archives, 75004 Paris
Times: open daily