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Ice Cream Shops

Our Guide to Paris Ice Cream Shops

All of the ice cream shops in our guide, listed by arrondissement.

75001

Deliziefollie

75003

Clasico Argentino
Pozzetto 

75004

Berthillon
Gelati d’Alberto
Pozzetto
Raimo

75005

Gelati d’Alberto
Raimo

75006

Christian Constant
Deliziefollie
Grom

75007

Le Bac à Glaces
Martine Lambert
Patrice Chapon

75012

Clasico Argentino
Raimo

75016

It Mylk
Patrice Chapon

Berthillon Ice Cream  Paris Photo Barbra Austin

Berthillon

If you have only one ice cream cone in Paris, make sure it comes from Berthillon, the long-standing grande dame of glaces. The tea salon is worth a visit, too.

 An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 31 rue Saint-Louis en l’Ile, 75004
Nearest transport: Pont Marie (7)
Hours: Closed Monday, Closed Tuesday
Telephone: 01 43 54 31 61
Website

Reviews of interest

GQ (2013) “Fruits de saison, respect du produit et savoir-faire font de l’entreprise familiale l’un des meilleurs glaciers de Paris. Tous les week-ends, les mangeurs de glaces prennent leur gourmandise en patience et attendent sagement de pouvoir commander à leur tour, le fameux cornet glacé.”

Serious Eats (2012) “The fruit sorbets are decidedly potent but never too sweet—every year I’ve declared I’ve found a new favorite flavor…The scoops are tiny so you could easily do a double or triple with no regrets.”

Gilles Pudlowski (2012) “Il y avait moins de monde [en hiver], pas de queue, le service souriait. Et le joli et récent salon de bouche qui permet de prendre ses aises était quasi vide. Bref, c’est le moment de redécouvrir le plus célèbre, quoique finalement le moins connu des glaciers de Paris (il ferme toujours l’été!), au coeur de l’île Saint-Louis.”

Barbra Austin (2010) “The one and only, incontournable, classic…”

Dorie Greenspan (2008) “No one knows how Berthillon does it (and they’re not telling), but they make ice cream with the deepest, truest flavors ever churned.”

Clotilde Dusoulier (2008) Recommended in Clotilde’s Edible Adventures in Paris.

David Lebovitz (2007) “This most-famous of all Parisian glaciers makes what many consider the best ice cream in the world.

Additional Images

Berthillon Ice Cream Photo Barbra Austin

Berthillon Ice Cream  Paris Photo Barbra Austin

Berthillon Ice Cream  Paris Photo Barbra Austin

It Mylk Frozen Yogurt Paris Photo It Mylk Facebook

It Mylk

A frozen yogurt shop with seasonal kiosks popping up all over Paris.

Practical information

Address: 1 place Jane Evrard, 75016
Nearest transport: La Muette (9)
Hours: Open every day
Website

Additional locations

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Address: 50-56 rue Caumartin, 75009
Nearest transport: Havre-Caumartin (3, 9)
Hours: Open every day
Telephone: 01 55 31 74 00

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Address: 1 place Suzanne Valadon, 75018
Nearest transport: Abbesses (12)
Hours: Saturday-Sunday

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Address: 15 rue de l’Ancienne Comédie, 75006
Nearest transport: Odéon (4, 10)
Hours: Open every day
Telephone: 01 43 26 84 13

Reviews of interest

François Simon (2011) “Le liquide pas déplaisant (une composition de yaourt et de fraise) traverse le bocal buccal comme un VIP à la douane…C’est fort agréable.”

Phyllis Flick (2010) “fresh and frozen yogurt with a nice selection of toppings, all made with first-rate ingredients including local farm-fresh milk…”

Chrisos (2010) “Pas grand chose à dire sur le frozen yogurt, si ce n’est qu’il est parfois trop froid et fait mal au crâne…”

Photo courtesy of It Mylk’s Facebook page

Raimo Ice Cream Paris Photo Barbra Austin

Raimo

Raimo is one of the oldest ice cream shops in Paris, and one of the best. Now with locations in the 5th and 4th, along with the original shop and tea salon in the 12th.

Practical information

Address: 59-61 blvd de Reuilly, 75012
Nearest transport: Daumesnil (6, 8 )
Hours: Open every day
Telephone: 01 43 43 70 17
Website

Additional locations

Address: 17 rue des Archives, 75004
Nearest transport: Hôtel de Ville
Hours: Every day, 11a.m.-11p.m

Address: 65 boulevard Saint Germain, 75005
Nearest transport: Cluny-La Sorbonne (10)

Reviews of interest

Time Out (2012) “As well as time-honoured varieties like vanilla, praline or blackcurrant, there are quirkier varieties like orange flower and violet; if you really can’t make up your mind, choose the ‘palette de couleurs Raimo’, which lets you try eight different flavoured scoops.”

Le Figaro (2010) “La variété des parfums (une quarantaine tournant selon les saisons), l’offre de desserts glacés (bombes, vacherins) à emporter, la grande terrasse (40 places) au calme, à l’ombre des platanes…”

David Lebovitz (2007) “…the just-churned glaces are popular here, especially the fruit-based ice creams of summer, flavored with peaches, nectarines and melon…Worth making the journey to this neighborhood a little trip from the center of Paris.”

Grom Gelato Paris Photo Barbra Austin

Grom

Grom is a global chain, but they use only the best ingredients, from Italy and elsewhere (Sfusato lemons, Pizzuta almonds, Syrian pistachios, Venezuelan chocolate) to make their world class gelato. The lines stretch down the block during the hot summer months, but stop by during colder times for an excellent affogato.

 An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 81 rue de Seine, 75006
Nearest transport: Mabillon (10)
Hours: Open every day
Telephone: 01 40 46 92 60
Website

Reviews of interest

Figaroscope (2011) “Grom s’engage à suivre la saisonnalité des produits et favorise le bio. Toutes les glaces sont concoctées à Turin et expédiées sous forme liquide, pour pouvoir respecter le niveau d’exigence et le choix ultrasélectif des ingrédients.”

Chrisoscope (2010) “Ces derniers temps, j’ai plutôt l’impression d’avoir été lésé niveaux quantités… Il y a quelques temps, ayant testé un cornet grand format, j’avais eu du mal avec ce qui, pour moi, était le standard moyen…”

Dorie Greenspan (2009) “I’d suggest an ice cream treat from Grom.  The Italian company…opened on the rue de Seine… and has been playing to crowds like this ever since.”

David Lebovitz (2008) “…one of the best in Italy, and now you can savor it in Paris.”

François Simon (2008) “Parfums préférés: café et yaourt. Après, c’est du pur bonheur.”

 

Pozzetto Gelato Paris Photo Barbra Austin

Pozzetto

Head to Pozzetto for seriously good gelato, made daily in small batches.  And for an added bonus, some of the best espresso in Paris. Their second location, Pozzetto Salato, is a small Italian epicerie with salty treats and sandwiches to complement the sweets.

An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 39 rue Roi de Sicile, 75004
Nearest transport: St. Paul (1)
Hours: Open every day
Telephone: 01 42 77 08 64
Website Facebook

Additional locations

Address: 16 rue Vielle du Temple, 75003
Nearest transport: Châtelet (1,4,7,11,14)

Reviews of interest

Lindsey Tramuta (2012) “…each of the 12 all-natural flavors prepared daily in small quantities are exceptional.  Pistachio, gianduja (chocolate and hazelnut) and fior di latte are Maura’s favorites and some of the most popular flavors.”

Barbra Austin (2009) “…12 flavors, all fairly traditional, made daily in small batches.”

Clotilde Dusoulier (2008) Recommended in Clotilde’s Edible Adventures in Paris.

David Lebovitz (2007) “…simply the best gelato in Paris.”

Chrisoscope (2007) “Glaces toujours bonnes, à la limite de la fusion, mais juste ce qu’il faut…”

Clasico Argentino Paris photo Clasico Argentino website

Clasico Argentino

This Argentinian restaurant and traiteur specializes in empanadas and helado — ice cream.

Practical information

Address: 217 rue du Faubourg Saint Antoine, 75012
Nearest transport: Faidherbe-Chaligny (8)
Hours: Every day, 12-3pm and 6:30-10pm
Reservations: Reservations not necessary
Telephone: 01 56 06 95 14
Average price for lunch: 10-19€
Average price for dinner: 10-19€
Style of cuisine: South American
Website

Additional Locations

Address: 56 rue de Saintonge, 75003
Nearest transport: Filles du Calvaire (8)
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, noon-11p.m.; Closed Monday
Reservations: Reservations not necessary
Telephone: 01 44 61 00 56

Reviews of interest

Time Out (2013) “There’s something for everyone: beef, ham and cheese, tuna, humita sweetcorn with coriander and choriempa herby pork. On the side, fresh rocket and spicy chimichurri sauce. Punchy Argentinean wines go perfectly with all this, or a local Quilmes beer. For dessert, there’s a lovely list of artisanal ice cream (raspberries with malbec, zagablione, dulce de leche) or sweet empanadas with dulce de leche.”

David Lebovitz (2012) “The flavors were very good – especially the swirl of cold sabayon ice cream, rich with the flavor of egg yolks and wine, and the dulce de leche was thick and chewy…”

Deliziefollie Gelato Paris Photo  atk1983 Flickr

Deliziefollie

The gelato comes in many colors at Deliziefollie, including some not found in nature.

Practical information

Address: 7 rue Montorgeuil, 75001
Nearest transport: Les Halles (4)
Hours: Open every day
Telephone: 01 40 26 06 00

Additional locations

Address: 26 rue Saint Andre des Arts, 75006
Nearest transport: Saint Michel (4, RER B, C)
Hours: Open every day
Telephone: 01 55 42 99 92

Reviews of interest

Chrisos (2007) “Loin d’être le paradis Deliziefollie…”

Photo via atk1983’s Flickr (Hiroshi Ataka)

Gelati d'Alberto Paris Photo Gelati d'Alberto Facebook

Gelati d’Alberto

Your choice of flavors will be formed into a colorful rose shape at this popular gelato shop.

Practical information

Address: 45 rue Mouffetard, 75005
Nearest transport: Place Monge (7)
Hours: Open every day
Telephone: 01 77 11 44 55
Website

Additional locations

Address: 12 rue des Lombards, 75004
Nearest transport: Chatelet (1, 4, 7, 11, 14)
Hours: Open every day
Telephone: 01 77 11 44 55

Reviews of interest

Time Out (2012) “Once you’ve tasted the classic flavours, try the Nutella, green tea or even the vodka Red Bull varieties. The more flavours you choose, the prettier your ice cream flower becomes. On a sunny day, rows of expectant ice cream buyers snake their way along Rue Mouffetard, so be prepared to queue.”

Figaroscope (2010) “Alberto, c’est le poète du froid, l’homme qui perpétue la tradition familiale et sculpte ses glaces italiennes à la spatule, leur donnant des formes de pétales de rose…

Photo courtesy of Gelati d’Alberto’s Facebook

Le Bac à Glaces Ice Cream Shop Paris Photo Barbra Austin

Le Bac à Glaces

This charming shop near Le Bon Marché has been spinning ice creams and sorbets since 1982. A menu of savory crêpes is also available in the small dining room.

Practical information

Address: 109 rue du Bac, 75007
Nearest transport: Sevres-Babylone (10, 12)
Hours: Closed Sunday
Telephone: 01 45 48 87 65
Website

Reviews of interest

Time Out (2012) “Ice cream maker extraordinaire Sylvain Roël wows customers with consistently delicious ice creams and sorbets – all home made with only the choicest ingredients and no artificial colourings. Popular flavours include Créole (rum and raisin), chestnut, pineapple and coconut. Roël particularly likes playing with textures, adding pieces of fruit to his sorbets and chunks of chocolate or nuts to his ice creams.”

Barbra Austin (2010) “…when it’s good, it’s great, and I will always go back to the Bac.”

Clotilde Dusoulier (2008) Recommended in Clotilde’s Edible Adventures in Paris.

Chrisos (2008) “…je trouve leurs cornets bien meilleurs que chez les italiens. Service gentil et rapide, directement depuis la rue.”

David Lebovitz (2007) “…an unassuming glacier that boasts all-natural ice creams. You’ll never know what flavors you’ll find…”

Martine Lambert photo Sara Sligar

Martine Lambert

The best of Normandy’s lactic bounty is put to good use at this ice cream shops, the Paris outpost of a Deauville classic.

Practical information

Address: 39 rue Cler, 75007
Nearest transport: École Militaire (8)
Hours: Closed Monday, Closed Tuesday
Telephone: 01 45 51 25 30
Website

Additional Locations

Address: 192 rue de Grenelle, 75007
Nearest transport: La Tour-Maubourg (8)
Hours: 01 45 51 25 30

Reviews of interest

GQ (2013) “Ni purée de fruits congelée, ni colorant, ni conservateur, Martine Lambert ne travaille qu’avec des produits frais et de saison. L’autre talent réside dans les associations étonnantes et savoureuses : la Martinique à la vanille, orange confite et rhum, la Nuit de Chine au cacao et poivre du Sichuan ou encore l’Eté indien à la figue et clémentines.”

Time Out (2012) “You’ll be hard-pushed to find thicker, creamier ice cream than at Martine Lambert’s parlour on Rue Cler, where Normandy lait cru (unpasteurised milk) and crème fraîche are used in most of her recipes.”

Serious Eats (2012) “The ice cream is made with milk from cows in Normandy and the flavors are honest, and constantly changing. Where to begin? Well for starters, do not miss this Clafoutis aux Myrtilles (pictured). Each spoonful literally pops with the sweetest of summer berries tucked within the smooth, vanilla ice cream base. All at once decadent and wholesome. Take advantage of the summer months—only then can you purchase ice cream by the scoop (it’s sold by the container year round).”

Le Figaro (2010) “…le choix de glaces sans colorants ni conservateurs reste honorable…prix un poil réfrigérants.”

Clotilde Dusoulier (2008) Recommended in Clotilde’s Edible Adventures in Paris.

Photo courtesy of Sara Sligar

Christian Constant Ice Cream Patisserie Photo Barbra Austin

Christian Constant

 

Not to be confused with the identically-named with several restaurants on rue Sainte Dominique, this Christian Constant is a chocolatier and full-service traiteur. In warm months, this is a good shop for ice cream; the glaces here are freshly made, with no stabilizers or additives.

Practical information

Address: 37 rue d’Assas, 75006
Nearest transport: Rennes (12) or Saint-Placide (4)
Hours: Open every day
Telephone: 01 53 63 15 15
Website

Reviews of interest 

Time Out (2012) “His ganaches are subtly flavoured with verbena, jasmine or cardamom. Utterly kitsch but wholly romantic is the hat-box filled with roses and chocolate truffles lightly dusted in cacao powder. Constant’s marshmallows are also a perfect balance of tang and squishiness.”

Caroline Mignot (2009) “Un choix de parfums particulièrement rafraîchissants, sorbet cassis, framboise, fraise, mangue ou fruits de la passion, même s’il manquait hier le fameux au cacao ou autres glaces au chocolat. 6 € les deux boules, accompagnées des tuiles de Monsieur Constant, tout était généreux, un bonheur simple et frais.”

Mary Gelato Paris Photo Barbra Austin

Mary (Closed)

NOTE: NOW CLOSED. 

Mary Quarta charms everyone with her gelato, market fruit sorbets, warm smile, and ability to conquer any language barrier.

An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 1 rue Charles-François Dupuis, 75003
Nearest transport: Temple (3)
Hours: No set hours
Telephone: 01 73 74 88 22
Website

Reviews of interest

NOW CLOSED

Rachel Khoo (2012) “The raspberry sorbet is like eating fresh raspberries off the bush. Divine!”

David Lebovitz (2010) “I invariably choose chocolate as one of my flavors. It’s a decision I rarely regret, and this shiny-dark chocolate gelato was no exception.”

Barbra Austin (2010) “…the standout was a magnificent crema, tasting of sweet pure cream.”

Phyllis Flick (2010) “…if you want to taste one of the best, and certainly the newest addition to the Paris ice cream scene, head to Mary.”

Pain de Sucre by Meg Zimbeck

Pain de Sucre

At this wild pâtisserie/boulangerie, you’ll find multicolored marshmallows, square-shaped tarts, and a baba that receives its dose of rum from a hypodermic needle.

 An absolute favorite

Practical information

Address: 14 rue Rambuteau, 75003
Nearest transport: Rambuteau (11)
Hours: Thursday-Monday 10am-8pm; Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Telephone: 01 45 74 68 92
Website

Reviews of interest

Caroline Mignot (2013) “Pain de Sucre est dorénavant divisé en deux parties : une boutique boulangerie/traiteur et une boutique pâtisserie/confiserie. Les créations salées font penser à de la pâtisserie délicate et créative mais version salée, comme cette incroyable tarte aux tomates cerise qui me fait baver devant la vitrine.”

Dorie Greenspan (2010) “…then along the rue Rambuteau, which means only one thing to me: Pain de Sucre, the matchbox-size patisserie with the lovely square tarts, luscious marshmallows and breads chockful of things like nuts and fruits and grain and seeds.”

Braden Perkins (2010) “Pastry chefs and Pierre Gagnaire alums Didier Mathray and Nathalie Robert have become the square tart and marshmallow mavens of the 3rd. Chocolate covered marshmallows on a stick and individual baba au rhums stabbed with a rum filled plastic syringe are both fantastic as are the mint macaroons.”

Clotilde Dusoulier (2008) “Rarely am I disappointed, but I do have to mention that one recent time when I bought an assortment from Pain de Sucre and got mostly weirdo flavors nobody in their right mind would want in their marshmallows — I’m talking chicory and whiskey, angelique, or saffron and chili pepper. I mean, really, I’m as open-minded as the next person, but what’s next…”

Clotilde Dusoulier (2005) “…a new and very promising pastry shop…They have a striking selection of creative tartlets and pastries and desserts in glasses, I have heard great things about their brioche, and they have the most tempting stuffed bread rolls that look like pains au chocolat, only savory.”

La Marquisette Gelato Paris Photo Croque Camille

La Marquisette (Closed)

La Marquisette Gelato Paris Photo Croque Camille

Photo courtesy of Camille Malmquist

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Cinnamon, litchi, rose, mint tea, and Bulgarian yogurt are among the flavors you might find at this artisanal ice cream maker in the 17th.

Practical information

NOW CLOSED

Address: 31 avenue de Saint-Ouen, 75017
Nearest transport: La Fourche (13)
Hours: Closed Monday
Telephone: 01 45 22 91 65

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Reviews of interest

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Caramella by Barbra Austin

Caramella (Closed)

Caramella’s artisanal gelato is yet another reason for food lovers to visit rue des Martyrs. UPDATE: Caramella has closed.

Practical information

Address: 47 rue des Martyrs, 75009
Nearest transport: Notre Dame de Lorette or St. Georges (12)
Hours: Open every day, 2-9 p.m.
Telephone: 01 44 53 09 56
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Reviews of interest

  • Pudlo (2010) “Les produits sont au “top” et les parfums à fondre.”
  • Barbra Austin (2009) “…the noisette?  Out of this world.”
  • David Lebovitz (2007) “Worth a visit!”

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