The best ice creams in Paris

The best ice creams in Paris

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For a long time, good ice cream in Paris was only served in restaurants, patisseries or tea rooms. Wise flavors (vanilla, strawberry, chocolate…), classic presentation and bourgeois prices. As for the common people, they didn’t experience Italy’s “Dolce Vita” with competitive gelaterias, and had to make do with the low-end industrial products touted in the movies: Miko, Gervais, Eskimo and lemon frosted ice creams…

The only exception to the rule was the Berthillon ice cream parlour on the Ile Saint-Louis (see below), an artisanal institution since 1954 that supplies restaurants and sells takeaways. Phew!

The 90s revolution

It wasn’t until the 1990s and the arrival of the Americans Häagen-Dazs and Ben & Jerry’s that quality (albeit industrial!) ice cream was finally democratized: exotic flavors (macadamia nuts, dulce de leche, cookie dough etc.), stores open late into the night, the possibility of buying ice cream by the liter…

The stars were aligned for the arrival of numerous ice cream shops, both local and foreign (mainly Italian and Lebanese), in a single Parisian district: the Marais!

My selection of the best ice creams and ice cream shops in Paris


This is the story of a “meilleur ouvrier de France” ice cream maker who joins forces with a world champion pastry chef. Nothing less! Everything, of course, is excellent. Don’t miss my favorite “orange-carrot-ginger” flavor. Their frozen pastries are true works of art. Takeaway only.
– Marais: 15 rue saint Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris, metro “Hôtel de Ville”.
– Montmartre: 16 place des Abbesses, 75018 Paris, metro “Abbesses”.

REŸS – Glaces Eternelles

Each flavor is a journey in its own right: “Balade à Bangkok” (jasmine-scented Thai rice ice cream), “Retour de plage” (pine nut milk ice cream, infusion of pine buds and needles, ylang-ylang and sea salt), “Kiss of the dragon”, “Dieux d’Amazonie”…
Definitely my favorite. Takeaway and small terrace in summer for on-site consumption.
4 rue du Bourg Tibourg, 75004 Paris, metro “Hôtel de Ville”,


Certainly the most famous of Parisian ice cream parlors, known for its high-quality artisanal ice creams and sorbets, made on the premises from natural ingredients. In season, marrons glacés and frosted mandarins are also well worth a visit. Berthillon symbolizes the excellence of French craftsmanship. Tearoom and takeaway. Please note: the shop closes every year… in August!
29-31 rue Saint-Louis en l’Ile, 75004 Paris, metro “Pont-Marie”,


It’s hard to miss the 30-meter-long queue snaking along the sidewalk. It’s worth the wait for these 100% organic Mediterranean ice creams. Their specialty? Achta” ice cream made with thickened milk cream, flavored with rose or orange blossom water and coated with crushed pistachios. Welcome to Lebanon.
– 58 rue Rambuteau, 75004 Paris, metro “Les Halles”
– 7 rue Tardieu, 75018 Paris, metro “Anvers”


Lebanese ice creams just as good as at Bachir’s, with a speciality here: homemade cotton candy that’s sure to please the kids!
27 rue Saint-Antoine, 75004 Paris, metro “Bastille”,
Glaces Baltis


Their strawberry ice cream has been voted the best in Paris, and they’re also known for the quality of their chocolate-hazelnut and pistachio flavors. True Italian artisans!
39 Rue du Roi de Sicile, 75004 Paris, metro “Saint-Paul”,


The haute couture of ice cream. Prices are on the high side, but you won’t regret having a look at the store!
13 rue du Temple, 75004 Paris, metro “Hôtel de Ville”,


For those who don’t know, this world-famous chef has taken an interest in ice cream. Here you’ll find flavors that rival each other in originality, some of which come from the adjoining chocolate factory…
38 rue de la Roquette, 75011 Paris, metro “Bastille”,

A little away from the Marais…


It would be unfair not to mention Grom’s ice creams among the best in Paris. When they arrived in Paris in 2008, the Italians at Grom were small ice cream makers striving to produce the best ice cream possible, using high-quality, natural ingredients and no additives. Since then, they’ve opened 80 stores worldwide and been sold to Unilever. Worth a try!
81 rue de Seine, 75006 Paris, metro “Mabillon”,


GLAZED’s credo: original, explosive recipes made with a punk spirit. The result is Cococaïne, Sugar Sex Magic (choco-wasabi-ginger), I Shot The Sherry (cherry) and other icy delights.
– Montmartre: 54 rue des Martyrs, 75009 Paris, metro “Blanche”.
– Jardin des plantes: 19 rue Geoffroy Saint Hilaire, 75005 Paris, metro “Censier-Daubenton”.


Gluten-free, vegan and organic. A commitment to authenticity and creativity, exploring unique flavors beyond the vanilla-strawberry-chocolate classics, drawing inspiration from travel and quality products, while promoting passionate producers and exceptional ingredients.
180 bd Vincent Auriol, 75013 Paris, metro “Place d’Italie”,


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