GASTRONOMY & WINE IN FRANCE
It is springtime…discover below our suggestion of some delicious Parisian ice-cream sellers
Several prestigious ice-cream sellers offer an exceptional choice of ice creams and sorbets. The Seine quaysides are the perfect place to enjoy them.
Since 1947, RAIMO, the oldest icecream shop in Paris, has been housed in the historical tea room on Boulevard Reuilly.
In 2008, after a long successful career, the Raimondo family decided to sell its brand to three investors who are passionate about gastronomy.
It was with great confidence that Jean Raimondo and his team then passed on their valuable expertise to the new staff.
The Raimo range boasts 120 flavours of ice cream and exceptionally fruity sorbet, including 40 flavours which are offered in their shops depending on the season.
In 2012, Raimo Glacier set up shops in the Marais at 17 rue des Archives, and in the Latin Quarter at 65 Boulevard Saint Germain.
In 2013, Raimo established itself in a charming snack kiosk at the Jardin des Plantes, where it sold ice cream and sorbet from an old fashioned ice cream kart.
BERTHILLON is a family-run business making a wonderful range of ice creams in tempting colours, with lush textures and scrumptious flavours.
Considered one of the world’s finest ice cream makers, Berthillon has been based for over half a century in the very touristic Ile Saint-Louis area of Paris. Berthillon’s reputation has spread far and wide; people come from all over the world to sample its ice creams, made exclusively from natural ingredients, with absolutely no chemical preservatives or sweetener.
Berthillon keep their ice cream and sorbet recipes secret: only they know the exact proportions of eggs and milk and other natural ingredients that go into ice creams with tempting flavours like wild strawberry and pink grapefruit.
The place is practically a Paris landmark for sweet-toothed visitors.
With more than 60 traditionally-made flavours, BAC A GLACES stands out as one of the best ice-cream shops in Paris. Close to Bon Marché Rive Gauche and the Chapelle de la Vierge Miaculeuse, Bac à Glaces sells home-made ice cream made from natural products and chunks of fruit. For something different, there is a Salon des Dégustation where you can try tasters of an assortment of flavours, from the classics to the out of the ordinary!