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Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
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Address: 31 Rue St.-Louis-en-l'Ile, Paris, France
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+33 1 43 54 31 61
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 20:00

This popular ice cream shop is located on Île St-Louis.

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The line is woth it

It is not an ice-cream shop. It is a different experience in ice-cream, or as they call, glaces. So creamy and delicate in flavour. Also try the sorbet, made with fresh fruits... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 December 2016
Cristiane R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

It is not an ice-cream shop. It is a different experience in ice-cream, or as they call, glaces. So creamy and delicate in flavour. Also try the sorbet, made with fresh fruits. There's always a line, but it doesn't bother. If you get the chance to go in the winter, enter to the salon de thé and ask for the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

I tried one scoop of their salted caramel ice cream, which is the best ice cream I have ever tasted. Do not miss trying it whilst in Paris.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Only 5-10 mins walk from notre dame batobus station. Little needs to be said about Berthillion that hasn’t already been said. This most-famous of all Parisian glaciers makes what many consider the best ice cream in the world. Go see for yourself! I was a fan of their glace chocolat until I saw the light and switched to the chocolat... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

So blown away by the amount of flavour in their icecream! It's only a little scoop, and not cheap, but I loved it all the same!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

In front of the original Berthillon, there are about 2 cafes with the exact logo of Berthillon but they are not Berthillon, they just copy the logo and take advantage of .... when you ask those scammers, they say yes we are the famous Berthillon !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The title says it all. The best ice cream of my life. Worth the trip to taste this amazing ice cream.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Every time we come to Paris, we go here for the best ice-cream and gelati. We're never disappointed by the flavours, although I would like bigger scoops for the money. The service is always excellent, and being located on the island makes the walk there a bit special.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This ice cream is some of the richest, creamiest ice cream that I have ever had and I have sampled many many ice cream shops across Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Southern Africa. You can get a takeaway cone or cup but to get the full Berthillon experience accept that you are going to have to spend a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Very good ice-cream. I tried coconut and amaretto; both were excellent. It's too bad they are closed 2 days a week. We went at like 1pm on a Wed and were the only ones there. Be warned that the flavors are very true to the respective foods. My husband was shocked to see how much like rum the rum-raisin was.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went here for a snack (just before noon), and were seated and served with no problems. Several hours later when we walked by, the lines were growing. Hours after that, you'd be getting your treats after waiting way-too long!

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Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
Two islands sit in the middle of the Seine at the very heart of Paris. The more majestic one, Ile de la Cité, sparkles with history. This is the birthplace of Paris, the home of the Gothic Sainte-Chapelle, and the site of the prison where Marie Antoinette was held before her execution. Tourists flock to see the iconic Notre Dame and the beautiful bridges that straddle the Seine. Ile Saint-Louis, the more provincial island, welcomes you with cozy traditional eateries, small boutiques, and what some people say is the best ice cream in the city. This is essential Paris from its very beginnings to its modern appeal.
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