Hi, it’s me Marimonda! In my last post on San Gimignano, I introduced you the World Champion Gelato Shop, Gelateria Dondoli. Today, I’d like to introduce one of the best gelato place in St. Louis island in Paris, Berthillon.
Named after the founder Raymond Berthillon, the store opened its door in 1954. in Saint Louis Island in Paris. Berthillon offers more than 70 flavors of ice cream and sorbet and it has been loved for more than 60 years. There is always a line at Berthillon, but the line moves fast. You would see people eating ice cream on the street, in front of the shop, etc.
Salon de thé
If you have enough time, it’s good to go to the salon de thé next to the gelateria. You can enjoy not only ice cream but also some desserts accompanied with ice cream. The café is beautifully decorated and peaceful to chill out. Considering that it’s a dessert place, prices are a bit high around €10~15 per menu. But the price of coffee is similar to other places.
A must ice cream in Paris
This is a must place for ice cream lovers.First of all, it’s delicious. Imagine yourself having an ice cream and walking around the streets, looking at the Seine. Any ice cream will be delicious. If your visit to Paris is a painting, the ice cream will be the last touch, that will complete your trip. Leaving behind the busy touristic places near Notre-Dame, a bite of ice cream in the center of Paris will give you an unforgettable delightful moment. Try out unusual flavors that you can’t get easily or your favorite ones. Paris will be remembered in that flavor in your mind.
In Paris, you can see many gelateria such as Amorino or Grom. All of them are delicious but most of them are from Italy. Italian ice cream is yummy, but it would be more meaningful if you can try Paris-based ice cream. I recommend poire (pear), pêche (peach), yuzu for sorbet, and pistache(pistachios) and caramel au beurre salé( salted butter caramel) for ice cream. They’re just amazing!
Hope you enjoyed the review of Berthillon with Marmonda 🙂 See you soon!
Address : 31 Rue St.-Louis-en-l’Ile, 75004 Paris, France
Hours : 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Summer holidays 29th July – 3rd September