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  1. tasteofbeirut

    I stopped at Berthillon and ordered the nougat flavor! I lived in that area for about a year ( along time ago!)

  2. whisperinggums

    That liitle girl says it all – and how great that she was wearing red!

  3. L-Izzle

    how magical. how wonderful. how beautiful. and how deliciousful.

  4. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Ooh Berthillon is my favourite ice cream maker in the world. I usually can’t finish a whole scoop but people should never get in between me and a scoop of their ice cream. My favourite flavour was apricot! 😀

  5. Fiona

    That girl is gorgeous 🙂

  6. Louise

    Another wonderful post Hannah (but you know I’m a sucker for the Paris stuff). I was only slightly saddened to miss the famous blogger category, but happy to land in local friends. Great to see that you enjoyed Berthillon. I wasn’t aware that the caramel au beurre sale was so well regarded. But forewarned is forearmed, and I shan’t be stupid enough to miss it in June. It’ll be hot, and we’re planning on Berthillon everyday. We went to Notre Dame of course last time, but didn’t go up, will have to drag the enfant terrible up all the steps to the top, so I too can take gargoyle snaps. I’m still trying to decide on the book I want to read in Paris, and of course am considering the Hunchback of Notre Dame. I love the little girl in the red coat too. It reminds me of the start of Amelie.

  7. croquecamille

    A note for next time: Berthillon’s regular caramel ice cream is wonderful as well. It has tons of crunchy caramel bits in it, which I love.

  8. Hannah

    TasteofBeirut: Lucky you! I wish I’d had the opportunity to try more flavours, but alas my hostel was a long way away, and there were so many other delicious eats to be had…

    Whisperinggums: If I was spiritual or kooky, I’d think she was a manifestation of my lightheartedness that day 🙂 (Did I mention I saw her walk off hand-in-hand with who I’d guess was her grandfather?)

    L-Izzle: It was a truly wonderful day.

    Lorraine: Now I almost regret going with the caramel, after hearing other people’s choices! If only we went together, we could have spoon-fights trying to steal each other’s choices! 😀

    Fiona: If only she’d really been as small as she looked from all those metres up, I’d have tried to take her home in my pocket.

    Louise: Haha! You know, when I wrote that I was hoping you wouldn’t be put out by the categorisation! Please try lots of different flavours in June – I’ve heard their dark chocolate is divine too. The stairs are bit freaky as the space is very narrow, and there aren’t really any places to rest, so if you have a bung foot but are in the middle of a crowd of people… well, you’ve just gotta make like you’re good-as-new and keep going! And you’re right about the Amelie resemblance – I hadn’t thought of that!

  9. Hannah

    Camille: I still have two train rides on my Eurail that I haven’t used because of the toe… I could spend 24 hours on trains just to go back to Berthillon for the crunchy caramel before my flight on the 7th, right?

  10. biz319

    I loved reading this post – that ice cream is to die for!!

  11. Hannah

    Biz319: Thank you! The ice cream certainly was amazing, but I must admit that the gelato I’ve been eating every day in Florence for the past week could give it a run for its money… 🙂

  12. Amber Shea (Almost Vegan)

    Oh, I know exactly that joyous feeling you talk about. It’s like a drug. Since I last felt it, I think so often about how much I crave it again.
    The ice cream looks positively droolworthy!

  13. Louise

    Good to hear that the regular caramel isn’t too bad either. I’m sure none of their stuff is bad. I remember the raspberry as explode in the mouth amazing, and another fruit- peach maybe. Rest assured dear Hannah, we will try many, many flavours come June. With three of us travelling, it will be easier too. How many flavours do they put on that board anyway? I couldn’t try coffee, or grapefruit, but that would be about it for exclusions. I’m sure we can work the dark chocolate into the busy schedule somehow. Just as you’re doing with gelato in Florence. Where was that Italian pistachio white chocolate that you had in America made? Florence? Doesn’t sound right somehow. I know I looked at importing some, but would have had to take out second mortgage before hand, and haven’t finalised the paperwork for that yet. The 7th isn’t far away. Are you venturing anywhere besides Florence?

  14. Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella

    LOL do you think Berthillon has ever had a punchup outside it over a flavour? 😛

  15. Johanna GGG

    I need to go to paris again just for that icecream shop – sounds amazing – but am glad you enjoyed notre dame – not only for the gargoyles (who can resist them) but also for that little girl – gorgeous shot – and so lovely to see you enjoying shakespeare and company – I would have loved to have kept you company on this day (and on so many others of your days actually)

  16. croquecamille

    If you really think that’s the best use of your time… 😉

  17. Hannah

    Amber: It’s such an overwhelming, wonderful feeling, isn’t it? I’m sure we’ll experience it when we go to Russia together 🙂

    Louise: It’s hilarious that you mentioned that chocolate – just last night I discovered that Vestri has a store here, so I went expeditioning today! If I’d known they also sold gelato I would’ve resisted the lure of Grom right beforehand… Can we hope for a epic Berthillon post on your blog…?

    Lorraine: I think it’d be more likely to have witnessed spontaneous marriage proposals on account of sugar-highs and endorphins 😛

    Johanna: I wish you could have been there too – perhaps this time you would have said yes to working and sleeping at the bookshop, and then you could have slipped me the Neruda book for free while I played go-to girl and brought you ice cream! And maybe, between us, we’d have been strong enough to pilfer a gargoyle…

    Camille: If I could, I think I would! I still feel hurty inside that I didn’t buy a treat from your patisserie 🙁

  18. Johanna GGG

    a bed at shakespeare and co with icecream on top sounds wonderful – and customs would never notice that gargoyle in your suitcase 🙂

  19. Hannah

    Johanna: I think they’ll be too busy trying to decide whether my suitcase full of flavoured peanut butters could really be just for my own use…

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