Need to cool down and take a breather on your sightseeing tour of Paris? Nothing says holidays like an ice cream so here are four of the best ice cream parlours the City of Light has to offer…


This legendary family-run business on the Île Saint-Louis in the heart of Paris started life in 1954 and is without a doubt the place to go in Paris for ice cream. Indulge your sweet dreams at the tea room at  29 rue Saint-Louis en l’Île but remember to book in advance. Did somebody say ‘”Martini Tonic” Yogurt with yuzu’?

Le Bac à Glaces

Another expert in handmade ice cream, this family business at 109 rue du Bac in the 7th arrondissement dates back to 1955. Traditional flavours linger alongside inventive new taste sensations, all guaranteed to make your mouth water. They also cater for vegans and vegetarians.

Martine Lambert

At 39 Rue Cler, in the 7th arrondissement, you’ll find Martine Lambert, who opened her first shop in fashionable seaside resort Deauville back in 1974. It has a vast menu of ice creams inspired by seasonal fruits, from gingered grapefruit to poached pear to Menton lemon… all of them heavenly.


Dating back to 1947, Raimo is the oldest ice cream parlour in Paris and can still be found in its original team room at 59 Boulevard de Reuilly. With more than 100 flavours to choose from, plus an array of delectable fruit sorbets, it’s an ice cream lover’s paradise on earth.


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