We made a trip to Epcot last week to try out the new L’Artisan des Glaces at Epcot’s France pavilion. Situated in the former Boulangerie Patisserie (which moved earlier this year and became the Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie), L’Artisan des Glaces brings hand-scooped ice cream and sorbet to Epcot’s World Showcase. Read on for photos, video and our review!
There wasn’t a line outside when we arrived to L’Artisan des Glaces, and many guests were looking for the Boulangerie Patisserie as opposed to ice cream. We directed a number of guests towards the new bakery, Disney could use a nicely themed sign here.
My favorite ice cream shop is actually in Paris, France. Berthillon (on Île de la Cite near Notre Dame), it has the best ice cream I’ve ever tasted, and I had hoped that L’Artisan des Glaces would be similar. It isn’t, but it’s worth a stop in World Showcase!
The shop itself looks completely different than the Boulangerie Patisserie did. Light and airy with pastel colors that complement the ice cream flavors, I most appreciated the milk bottle chandelier that hangs at the entrance. Disney has quite a few unique chandeliers!
There are 10 flavors of ice cream, 6 flavors of sorbet. I ordered one scoop of the Profiterole, Jeff one scoop of the Mint Chocolate. A profiterole is a cream puff, but the flavor wasn’t reminiscent of one. One scoop is $3.99 plus tax, 2 scoops $6.10 plus tax. Versions with liquor in a martini glass are also available at an extra cost. The ice cream and sorbet are scooped like gelato.
A cup or waffle cone cost the same.
This is my Profiterole one-scoop ice cream cone. Jeff is seated in back. I liked the unique flavors for the ice cream and I really like the themed wrap for the cone!
And right after our ice cream stop, it was time to go!
Here is our video of L’Artisan des Glaces:
The ice cream is made fresh at L’Artisan des Glaces, and it should offer a great respite on a hot day (and we have a lot of them in Florida!)