Today’s Cultural Close-Up was contributed by Genevieve from the WANDERBUG Travel Blog.
On a hot summer’s day in Paris there is nothing sweeter than a scoop of sorbet from Berthillon.
The luxurious ice cream retailer & manufacturer is to ice cream & sorbet, what Ladurée is to macaroons – simply the best.
The Parisian institution gained fame in 1961 when food critics Henri Gault & Christian Millau described it as an “astonishing ice-cream shop hidden in a bistro on the Ile Saint-Louis.” It’s been recommended as a Must-Do in guide books and blog posts ever since.
The fabled shop is tiny, but don’t let it’s hole-in-the-wall size fool you. Cherry, fig, rapsberry, melon, roasted pineapple & basil, apricot and cassis are just a handful of Berthillon’s 70 flavours, inducing drools in the queue winding down the street. Yes – there will be queues, but it is worth the wait.
Located on the charming Ile Saint Louis, it’s a stone’s throw from the banks of the Seine – perfectly located for enjoying your sorbet by the water with views across to Notre Dame.
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