6 of the best ice cream shops in Paris to try

Discover 6 top spots for ice cream in Paris. Pic: Circle Creative Studio/Getty

Discover 6 top spots for ice cream in Paris. Pic: Circle Creative Studio/Getty - Credit: Archant

Cool off with a delicious cone from one of these top glaceries in Paris


4th arrondissement

No round-up of Paris’ most sublime glaceries can be without Berthillon, the reigning queen of the ice cream. It’s as much a part of the city’s tourist fabric as the Louvre and Notre-Dame – and the queues reflect its popularity. Must tries include the tremendously flavoured fruit and chocolate sorbets.

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Glace Bachir

3rd arrondissement

Bringing divine Lebanese flavours to Paris’ ice cream scene, the Bachir brothers have been making ice cream since the 1930s. The ice creams are 100% organic and you can have them topped with delicious crushed pistachios for some extra zing. Pair yours with a cup of tasty Lebanese coffee.

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Une Glace à Paris

4th arrondissement

With World Patisserie Champion and Meilleur Ouvrier de France Emmanuel Ryon at the helm, it’s no surprise that the ice creams here are something special. Among the ornate creations are a millefeuille de glaces and a vacherin glacé – a feast for the mouth and the eyes.

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Glaces Glazed

9th arrondissement

Glazed and Confused or Smoke on the Water, anyone? The exotically named flavours at Glaces Glazed are sure to raise a smile – and just wait until you have your first taste of their ice creams and sorbets. Some of the wow-worthy combinations include chocolate, wasabi and ginger, and orange, Campari and balsamic vinegar.

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4th arrondissement

It’s gelato galore at this divine Italian outpost in Paris, where the ice creams are freshly made every day. Only twelve flavours are available but you can be guaranteed each one will be a hit – try the stracciatella or noisette. Don’t leave without trying the authentic espresso!

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La Fabrique Givrée

5th arrondissement

The amazing terroir of Ardèche is at the heart of this artisan ice cream shop, serving up creative flavours using produce from the southern department and its surroundings. Try the Yaourt Ardéchois, streaked with raspberry jam, or the Marron d’Ardèche, rich and chestnutty, and you’ll be transported to the tranquil countryside with every spoonful.

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