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Berthillon

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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
Phone Number: 33-1-43-54-31-61
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Description: This popular ice cream shop is located on Île St-Louis.
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We had an early dinner and walked to Berthillon- I was happy to see that the line was short (there are many ice cream shops along the way that say "Berthillon," so make sure you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We had an early dinner and walked to Berthillon- I was happy to see that the line was short (there are many ice cream shops along the way that say "Berthillon," so make sure you get to the actual store.) I was skeptical after eating gelato all over Italy, and we have some great ice cream in Sonoma County. So,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We stopped here after dinner and were lucky to find no long line! There are two locations within a 5 minute walk (we also found other restaurants served Berthillon). Service here was quick and friendly - you also get choice of cones/cups. It was very creamy and delicious. I could eat a lot of this ice cream if my budget... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

As an ice cream and gelato taster who has travelled widely I rank this gelato as one of the best in the world and certainly the best in France. Enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Delicious ice cream! Expensive for the size you get, but it was worth it! I highly recommend the cassis and the cherry.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We found the ice cream very tasty , I recommand raspberry sorbet ,and strawberry sorbet . I recommend take away as if you go to a cafe selling Bertillon ice cream they sell 2 scoops at 9.80 euros as take away 2 scoops are sold at 4 euros .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

One must when visiting this place stress the difference between Ice Cream and Gelato. Berthillon makes Ice Cream (traditional French Style) and Sorbet. it may seem expensive but the quality is certainly there. The lime and strawberry sorbets were excellent; likewise the Coconut and Nougat were flavourful and nice. This ice cream place misses the 5 star because of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Visited Berthillon on a very hot sunny afternoon during a busy weekend. If you don't know your directions just follow the crowds. The line was extensive. After waiting for almost an hour (!!!) we finally got our cones of ice cream. Between all of us we had at least fifteen different flavors, some fruity, some creamy. Unfortunately I must say... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

When we visited the Berthillion shop was closed, however, there was a shop nearby selling Berthillion ice cream just over the road which was open. We grabbed an ice cream and then had a little stroll around - it was lovely ice cream and was pretty special to have one in the evening and walking along the seine. There is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I would agree with reviews below that the ice cream flavour is good but certainly not the best ice cream in the world and the price you pay for the portion size isn't great! When we went there for no queue and slightly put off as couldn't see the ice cream - just ordered off the menu and lady went... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Worth to wait in line. Close to Notre Dame, you can find Berthillon in Saint Louis small island. The flavours are to die for. Everytime we visit Paris we stop there at least 2 times a day. Not really cheap and not very big, but the flavours are divine.

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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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