Berthillon
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Temporarily closed This popular ice cream shop is located on Île St-Louis.
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Neighborhood: Ile de la Cité / 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.
How to get there
  • Pont Marie • 3 min walk
  • Sully – Morland • 5 min walk
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Ruby Red
Greensburg, PA658 contributions
May 2022
Wow! This is THE BEST gelato I have ever tasted. The flavors are excellent which makes it difficult to select what to have for your treat. I ordered the banana, chocolate and hazelnut and all were delicious. There is usually a long line but the gelato is worth the wait. As you walk to the location you will see signs at various restaurants that serve Berthillon but you need to go to the original location for the experience. My only complaint is I wish the servings were larger!
Written June 7, 2022
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Jane L
Evanston, IL268 contributions
Jun 2022
Wow! This ice cream is magnificent. We were lucky enough to stop by shortly after they opened, and we did not have to stand in line. I had the most delicious pear flavor--it tasted like I was eating a ripe, juicy pear, only better! They have the flavors you would expect, but many unusual ones, too. If the line is too long, look around at the cafes on the island. Many of them serve a limited selection of Berthillon ice cream, so you can try some with a coffee or drink.
Written July 3, 2022
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Extraordinary35940
Los Angeles1 contribution
A sweet little ice cream parlor, with not only the most flavorful ice cream I've ever had, but the most unique and delicious flavor combinations that are simply creative genius. Using the freshest ingredients which are made daily in small batches, please fasten your seat belt, because the taste of their ice cream will simply send you straight up (to heaven). All the flavors are named. My first time at Berthillon I ordered the Agelaise -- the description intrigued me because it said "made of Armagnac and Prune." Would you believe it? Well, only at Berthillon will you get the original quality, and my, oh my, was it beyond happiness. I can't wait to return to Paris, and back to Berthillon.
Written June 23, 2005
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Dave C
Sentosa Island, Singapore22 contributions
Jul 2011
They say you must try Berthillon ice cream when you're in Paris. And with some 70 flavors to choose from, it didn't help me to decide what I want to try either. Some of the flavors available were chocolate, coffee, marrons glacés, chestnuts, Agenaise, Armagnac, prunes, noisette, hazelnut, nougat au miel, honey & nougat, & many more than I can remember ... At €2.10 per scoop, deciding which flavor I really wanted was difficult to say the least. Or to consider paying €3.20/4.50 for 2/3 scoops which I can ill afford, but I did splurge on more than one flavor, considering my long trek to arrive at the destination . By the bridge over River Seine, I have finished my cone and pondered on my ice cream experience. Quite frankly, I couldn't tell a Berthillon from Baskin Robbins or Ben & Jerrys. While it's definitely more costly, as I went out of the way to travel and queued for an ice cone, I'm not sure if it's justifiable, but at least I now have a bragging right to say that I've tried the ice cream that many would travel from afar for. But I probably wouldn't do that again ....
Written September 15, 2011
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mskittyPortland
Portland4 contributions
I had fabulous memories of the "WORLD'S BEST ICE CREAM" I was very disappointed this time around. For 9.5 Euros I received 3 small and crusty boules (you know the edge of the container that sits in the freezer too long). I also asked for some water (the free kind) which never arrived. My friend had food and a Kir Royale, that were ok but VERY expensive.

I think this is one of the places that let their reputation go to their tetes.
Written March 18, 2009
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Alysse J
Franklin Square, NY20 contributions
Jun 2017 • Solo
Seriously, get the vanilla. Feel free to have two other flavors (because you really should be getting three scoops), but make one of them the vanilla so you can finally experience what real vanilla should taste like.
Written April 8, 2018
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mrhow2015
Manhattan Beach, CA13 contributions
Dec 2015 • Couples
After a long day walking the streets of Paris, my wife and I decided we might stop into the Berthillon Tea Room to get a cup of their take on the hot chocolate. The time was 7:27 pm ... I know because as we walked up I was happy to read that they are open until 20:00 (been practicing my Euro time and knew we had until 8pm). As my wife walked in, we were met by a young girl cleaning up who initially curtly told my wife in French that they were closed and then in English barked again simply, "Closed!" and turned away. Now I know that when it gets close to closing time, it's sometimes normal to shut things down a little early. But a family was sitting down and hadn't even ordered yet. And if indeed they are going to stop accepting customers before their closing time, that's fine. But at least they should post that. Everywhere online, on their store door, and anywhere else I could find said 8pm. So we had to skip the ice cream.
Now before you read this and assume this is one of those "one star but I haven't even tried their product" reviews, know that the day before we stopped by and grabbed a couple of cones to go. The ice cream was good, but pricey. 2.50 euros gets you a scoop the size of a ping-pong ball. And to compare it to ice cream I've had before, well any place that uses quality ingredients in the States churns out a similar product. If you're in Los Angeles, I can name three places off-hand that do artisanal ice cream that would compare. But before passing a final judgement, I figured we'd try the tea room the next day.
So thank you young French janitor/waitress for providing us the first rude French person stereotype and finalizing our opinion of your establishment.
Written December 28, 2015
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than0s_athens
Athens3 contributions
4 Euros will get you two "scoops", but they are not the scoops you are used to. Miniature, more or less 2cm in diameter scoops. The ice cream tastes good, but the sense of getting ripped off is not worth the hassle. Prefer the italian gelateria a few doors west, on the same street, for very good quality and decent value for money.
Written June 14, 2009
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Fonie
Warren, Ohio7 contributions
If you haven't eaten Berthillion ice cream, you haven't eaten ice cream at all! It's available in multiple locations on the Ile St. Louis. I was so proud of myself on our last trip to Paris...we were with a group of school kids (my husband is a principal), and we promised them this magnificent ice cream before we even left the states. When we got there, the kids wanted to go and have some, but the tour guide didn't know about it!! I was able to teach him something about Paris! He was impressed; the kids were impressed; and I got my Berthillion fix for the year. Can't wait to go back for more.
Written June 28, 2005
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MissJulie 815
164 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
This was one of our must dos on our most recent trip. We had read about this famous ice cream place in the Rick Steve's travel guide and knew we needed to check it out, especially since we were in Paris in August. It mentions that it is over by Notre Dame so we headed that way one day. We wandered around the area for a while to no avail. My husband looked at a map and saw we needed to head in another direction, but decided to wait till another day. Well we did Cedric's tour one night and our guide drove us right by Berthillon. We now knew exactly where it was and vowed to go back the next day, out last full day in Paris. We realized as we were walking over htere that we had not gone far enough on our previous trips. It is located on Ile Saint-Louis and is very easy to locate once you know where to look.

Now there is a main store on the corner of the street. You can go and sit down as well as there is an ice cream cart. However, our tour guide said to not visit any of those locations and instead to head down the side street next to the cafe. There is another standalone stall halfway down the street. This one was not crowded at all and served the same products as the one on the main drag. I had coffee and my husband had chocolate. They had different sizes and you could get it in a cone or cup. I want to say we got the small size. It was two small scoops of ice cream adn was the perfect size.

I can say it was some of the best ice cream I have ever had. It was very sweet and creamy and had the right amount of flavor. And although the serving size was small by American standards, I was still very content when finished. The nice thing is the shop is outside the main hustle and bustle of the city. We were able to find a seat along the Thames to enough our cones and then walk back along the back of Notre Dame. If you like ice cream, definitely visit Berthillon Glacier. Just check their hours as they are not open every day and there would be nothing sadder than to show it and have them be closed.
Written January 23, 2018
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