This is the city's still-reigning king of ice creams and can be credited with establishing Ile St.-Louis as ice cream island. It was founded by the Berthillon family in 1957 and today it is still the... Read More
This is the city's still-reigning king of ice creams and can be credited with establishing Ile St.-Louis as ice cream island. It was founded by the Berthillon family in 1957 and today it is still the offspring who run this family owned shop. Most people are content to line up outside and wait to get their ice cream cone to take away. But if you truly want a singular experience, do the sit down dining in their charming dozen or so seat ice cream shop. The newest development is that this summer (2018) they just opened up an annex shop across the street. But that still didn't give them enough motivation to stay open for August. But nothing to fret over, since a half dozen or so locations like cafés on the island serve Berthillon ice cream. So you won't have to miss out.
- Ice Cream: "Open all year round except from the end of July to the end of August, this is hands down longest-standing ice cream shop in Paris whose reputation is now well into its second generation. In fact they are so successful, they close during the height of summer."
- Best for Ice Cream Because: It is one of those Parisian Pilgrimages, every one must go to Ile St.-Louis at least once and get Berthillon ice cream.