Fancy an Ice Cream in Provence? Our Top Picks
Ice cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn’t illegal. ~ Voltaire*
Susan Gish writes for Aixcentric: Sam and I had a really tough assignment over the summer doing the research for this article (she said sarcastically). But someone has to do it, so instead of worrying about getting rid of those post confinement calories, we only ate a salad the days we indulged in double scoops of ice cream. (Ha – don’t you believe that!). Susan and Sam tested (and re-tested) ice cream from several vendors to arrive at their list of favourites. The following list continues to evolve.
Ice Cream in Aix-en-Provence
Glacier i’Pinguini Aix
“La Glaces des Amis” (The ice cream of friends)
Voted #1 by Susan and Sam
24 place Saint-Honoré
Hours: Monday – Saturday 11h to 19h
Léonard Parli (established in 1874)
15 Rue Gaston de Saporta
Candied fruit (fruit confits), calisson d’Aix and ice cream
Hours: Open daily.
57 Cours Mirabeau
Note: they close at the end of October for the season.
Pâtisserie Philippe Segond
67 Cours Mirabeau
In 1991, Philippe Segond received the designation of – Meilleur Ouvrier de France. The boutique makes sweet treats (pastries, chocolates and ice cream) into an artform
Weibel – Pâtisserie & Salon de thé
2 Rue Chabrier, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
Established in 1954, this boutique near Place Richelme is typically lined up out the door with customers buying their sweet and savoury pastries.
La Maison Béchard (website)
12 Cours Mirabeau
On Sunday mornings (and every other day) there is a line-up of loyal customers at this pâtisserie that was established over 100 years ago.
Amorino – Gelato al Naturale
These gelato boutiques are spread around the world from Aix to the United States.
47 Cours Mirabeau
Scoops Worth the Drive
10 Quai des Baux
Also located in Apt, Fuveau, Goudargues and on the road with L’Estafgelato (the VW van).
This is their laboratory where teh flavours are created and perfected!
2390 route des Milles
Hours: Monday – Friday 10h to 12h – 14h to 18h
Glacier le Quillé
56 flavours of ice cream and sorbet
Place Du Château
Or check-out the location in La Roque d’Antheron at 3, cours Foch 13640
Scaramouche Artisan Glacier
3 route des Alpes
04700 La Brillanne
Make Your Own – Ice Cream Recipes
Note:*Wikiquote says: “I have seen this quote attributed to Voltaire on several websites: the sentence does not exist in French (no reported written sources). It seems to be an English pseudo-quote, spreading from a fake/joke into the internet”