Cool down while taking in the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and shopping along the Avenue des Champs-Elysées with a cone from one of our favourite ice-cream shops.
Gérard Mulot Sorbets
Gérard Mulot makes the hot weather bearable with fruity sorbets and creamy ice-cream flavours including pistachio, chocolate and vanilla. All the ingredients going into making these delicious icy treats are French, making them all the more bon. 76 rue de Seine (6th), 01 43 26 85 77
Hugo & Victor Parfaits
For a French-style sundae drop in at Hugo & Victor for the newest monthly parfait. Every month the pastry shop serves up a new concoction like "Parfait Herbacé" with verbena sorbet scooped over a bed of granola then topped off with Chantilly cream and an original zesty sauce made with sage and mint, decorated with an organic lemon macaron. 40 blvd Raspail (7th), 01 44 39 97 73
Angelina is known around the world for its "Mont-Blanc" and this summer the pastry specialists have transformed the dessert into an unforgettable sundae. Vanilla ice-cream, crunchy meringue, candied chestnuts and lashings of whipped cream make this sundae a sinful pleasure. Senoble have also created dessert-flavoured ice-creams with cheesecake and Ile Flottante on the menu while Nitrogenie—the shop that mastered the art of making the frozen treat using liquid nitrogen—has frozen the sweetest desserts as well, this time the Aussie pavlova.
Nubio Vegan Ice Cream
Our vegan readers are not forgotten about either in the French capital with Nubio and famed ice-cream shop Berthillon joining forces to bring you the Végane range of ice-cream. Gluten-free and with no added sugar, the ice-cream is made with almond milk and flavoured with almonds, dates, cashews and granola. 4 rue Paul Bert (11th), 09 84 35 51 13