It’s summer in Paris and temperatures are on the rise, so it’s great to enjoy some cold refreshment when you’re out and about in the capital. Nothing is more pleasant for chilling out than a delicious ice cream, and if it’s a daringly original gourmet creation, so much the better! The Hotel Saint-Jacques reveals some really cool places where you can find the best ice cream in Paris.
Tasty discoveries at the Bac à Glaces
The difficulty here is choosing from the sixty innovative flavours offered. Hugely popular from the first breath of summer onwards, the Bac à Glaces is always full because everything is homemade, without additives or preservatives. Don’t miss the brandy / kirsch ice cream!
(109, Rue du Bac - 75007)
Maison Fabien Foenix; cold delights from starter to dessert
The famed artisan glacier of the 17th arrondissement, Fabien Foenix offers a huge and amazing selection of flavours! At any time of day, treat yourself to a mojito sorbet for starters, an avocado / guacamole ice cream for the main course, and a prune armagnac or Carambar for dessert.
(6, Rue Descombes - 75017)
La Tropicale; international ice cream
Situated a few metres from the Place d'Italie and the Butte aux Cailles, La Tropicale transports you to the ends of the world with its exotic and surprising ice cream creations. The flavours of the day vary with the seasons. From saffron and ginger to yuzu and Espelette pepper ... La Tropicale ice cream is inspired by French culinary tradition and the flavours of the world.
(180, Boulevard Vincent-Auriol - 75013)
The pretty and enticing little shop of Monsieur Benjamin
Step through the door of Monsieur Benjamin and you enter a world of pâtisserie magic where ice cream rolls are made with a spatula on a sub-zero plate before your eyes ... which somehow makes them taste even better!
(63, Rue Saint-Martin - 75004)