Ile de Glace, Paris

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My beautiful Ile St Louis.

Or as les enfants, the children, call it: Island of Ice Cream.

Ile de Glace.

(Our apt is at the oh so quiet east end, right side of this painting.)

 

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Lilly packed loads of back to school prep for our trip – and these to do white boards are used with military precision for our weekly and daily schedules.

To do:  Ice Cream.

 

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When I can finally bear to tear away from the gorgeous turn of the century design and details inside of this glorious apartment…

 

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This hangs above our bed.

An illustrated map of Paris from 1576.

My how she’s changed…non?

 

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So, as I was saying, when we can all peel ourselves away and outside…

 

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And even then, once outside our front door, I can hardly stop from staring at every single staircase detail…

 

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Down we go, along the one main street, picturesque Rue St Louis en I’lle.
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Arriving into the land of ice cream.

But not just any ol’ ice cream.

Berthillon.

Mecca.

The ultimate, end all be all mac daddy of ice cream.

 

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The lines for ice cream at each window can be thirty plus people deep.

And, believe me, it is worth it.

(although, a tip, the lines at the quieter east end of the island, on Rue des deux Pont are always the shortest).

Favorites:

Caramel Beurre Sallee – translated to Caramel Butter Salty – is insanely delicious.

Framboise a la Rose is raspberry rose.

Parker religiously (and this ice cream, is in fact, a true religious experience, ahem) orders Framboise et Vanille.

Lilly is true to her Framboise Vanille Chocolat.

 

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Just as it should be, since:

L’été est la crème glacée!

Summer means Ice Cream!

 

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