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- 68%Family Travelers
- 61%Luxury Travelers
- 57%Budget Travelers
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- BerthillonMember ofBackpackersLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 7Jul 19, 2014
I admit that these ice creams and sorbets are really good, but I now prefer Italian gelatos! If you're patient enough to wait in line (there is always a line-up once the sun comes out) then you should get a scoop or two as they are THE thing to try on Ile Saint. Louis. Just remember that in August, contrary to what you might think, they are closed. I've always found that as strange as a Christmas themed store being closed in December, but the French really do value their summer holidays!Recommended for:
- BerthillonMember ofBackpackersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 2Jul 30, 2014
This is hands-down the best ice cream that I've ever had in my life. If you pass by Berthillon anytime during the day during the summers, you will always see a line that goes outside the door. I saw the lines when I spent a summer there, I was curious as to why it got so much business. Then I had their ice cream and understood why. Whether it's peach or chocolate, everything they touch is ice cream gold.Recommended for:
- BerthillonMember ofBackpackersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 11Jun 29, 2014
I really don't know what to say aside from: Berthillon has by far the best ice cream I've ever tasted. Not only are there several drool-enducing flavors to choose from (salted-butter caramel, rose-raspberry...), but the texture is creamy and thick like you've never experienced before.
On top of all this, Berthillon is located smack in the middle of the equally delicious Ile Saint-Louis, where your fantasies of seine-side summer strolls can be truly complete with an excellent ice cream in hand.
One drawback: the lines can be very, VERY, long. I would highly recommend going to one of the other shops on the island that sell the same ice cream (it will be advertised in the window) to avoid the wait.Recommended for:
- BerthillonMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 6Jul 30, 2014
The famous Parisian ice cream! A must try on a trip to Paris. The portions are small but the flavor delicious! Try the salted carmel and the dark chocolate, they are really great together!Recommended for:
- BerthillonMember ofBackpackersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 4Dec 10, 2012
Delicious! An assortment of regular flavors mixed with unique concoctions. The only downside is having to wait in a line stretching down the street. If you're in Paris, I would definitely give it a try at least once.
- BerthillonMember ofLocal CultureStudentsAdventure TravelersTrendstersJul 25, 2013
Berthillon's boutique is more of a tourist attraction now, but it is respected by the French. Berthillon is sold in many brasseries as well as some supermarkets like Monoprix.
Berthillion offers many many favors from blood orange to spice bread to vanilla. The ice cream is almost as light as a sorbet but richer in flavor (less watery). It's something that you don't want to miss to taste but if you don't want to stand in a ten minute or longer line, just go to a brasserie (better than a tabac) and they'll have some flavors. It doesn't have to be a brasserie near the Ile de France - the ice cream is really all over the city.Recommended for:
- BerthillonMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodiesTrendstersJun 24, 2014
This review is only for the ice cream: It is the best damn ice cream I've ever had (I got pistachio flavor). Creamy, flavorful, succulent. Fantastic texture and taste. There are a few Berthillons that sell ice cream around this area. They're all the same, but one of them sells it for .30 less because they use a cheaper cone. Keep this option in mind if it matters to you. I honestly wish I got more scoops and flavors now.Recommended for:
- BerthillonMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Apr 27, 2013
When I think "gelato" I didn't think "Paris," not until we stopped in for a scoop of dark chocolate. I had my cone in hand, but just had to stop walking so I could truly appreciate the creamy, rich, resonant flavors. There may be a line, but it's totally worth the wait.
- BerthillonMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory BuffsArt & Design LoversApr 21, 2014
We stayed on Ile St Louis where the Berthillon ice cream shop is located. Surprisingly, in August, the shop is closed. Luckily our stay extended into September so we were able to visit the shop on more than one occasion and were spoiled for choice -- all of which was excellent. It can have a very long queue in the afternoons.
- BerthillonMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersArt & Design LoversJul 05, 2012
When you are on Ile Saint Louis should you go here or to Amorino, well how about both. The flavors at Berthillon are fresh and amazing from first taste till the last lick. Small scoops allow you to try three different flavors on one cone. Lines can be long, portions are small and this is expensive but it is worth the wait and price. Try and compare that is my motto, heck with lunch.
- BerthillonAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Jul 30, 2014
You haven't been to Paris if you haven't tried Berthillon. I've only been here a few times but there's something that makes homemade ice cream irresistible regardless of the weather.
- BerthillonJul 04, 2012
Berthillon is often mentioned in guidebooks as having the "best" ice cream in Paris. These days, the Italian gelato shops sprouting up everywhere are increasingly distracting tourists from this tucked away icon. There is no denying that Berthillon's ingredients are sublime (one flavor contains Armangnac), and the harder texture, distinctively French; it's worth a try if you find yourself strolling around Ile Saint Louis. Just beware of the several fake "Berthillon" around the same intersection. They serve up the real deal, but will charge between 25 to 50 centimes more per scoop. You're paying enough already.