Bonjour! It is with deepest pride and greatest pleasure that I bring you news from the latest addition to the Boulangerie Patisserie les Halles recently re-opened, and now with the opening of L’Artisan des Glaces Sorbet and Ice Cream Shop the France Pavilion has all sorts of wonderful treats to tempt your tastebuds. Wandering through the pavilion makes you feel like you are transported to Paris. And no trip would be complete without a travel buddy. I was lucky enough to have fellow Chip & Co. writer (and owner of Disneyways), Krista with me. She and I were both very excited to check out all the cool treats, which were perfect for the hot day in which we visited.in Epcot, L’Artisan des Glaces Sorbet and Ice Cream Shop. With many recent renovations, much of the France Pavilion has been under construction for some time now.
When you visit the shop, the first thing you notice is the decor. This location is impressive. From the moment you approach the shop, you are immediately transported to an ice cream shop in Paris. Once inside, you notice all of the little details, from the glass milk jar chandelier to the wire baskets of eggs. Disney always does a terrific job at creating amazing theming, and this location proved to be no exception. The charming atmosphere will appeal to guests young and old.
The shop serves both ice cream and sorbet. The flavors include:
- Mint Chocolate
- Caramel Fleur de Sel
- Coco-White Chocolate
- Mixed Berries
The prices for ice cream and sorbet are grouped by scoop choices. A single scoop is $3.99 and two scoops are $6.10. If you’re feeling a little adventurous, you can opt for an adult version of the ice cream or sorbet by adding a shot of Grand Marnier, Whipped Cream Vodka, or Rum for $11.50. This would make for an excellent spot for those participating in a Drink around the World excursion.
When ordering, guests pay for their choice of scoops at the cashier and then move to a serving station. There guests choose either a cone or a cup. Then it’s time to pick the flavors! I opted for strawberry sorbet and Krista chose the Profiterole ice cream. We both chose cups to have cups instead of cones.
Once we got our cool treats, we headed outside to find a seat. There is not indoor seating at this location which means outside seating is premium and often difficult to get. We managed to get a nice table to enjoy our treats. It felt like we were true Parisians enjoying a relaxing afternoon. Tres chic!
In terms of taste, I found the Strawberry Sorbet to be good but nothing special in terms of the flavor. What really makes this different from other sorbets is the texture. It was extremely creamy and smooth. I think that’s probably the best part of their sorbet. I can imagine that the other more adventurous flavors are quite good as well, and would love to try them all out. For those guests who have special diets, be aware that common serving spoons are used unless requested and that the sorbet and ice cream are both made in the same machines. This means that if you have a severe dairy allergy, this would not be a good location for you to visit.
Here’s what Krista had to say about her ice cream.
I had already heard the Profiterole was a great flavor to try. There was nothing in English to tell me exactly what to expect, but I rolled the dice and just went with it. I was very pleasantly surprised by not only its sweet, creamy, yet light vanilla flavor – but also (get this!) very delicate and thin chocolate covered pretzels. They were tucked inside like tiny little French treasures. C’etait magnifique! I imagine once the word gets out about what this flavor truly is – it will be a crowd favorite!
Overall, this is a wonderful new addition to the France Pavilion and to the World Showcase in. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy a cool treat, especially during hot Florida summers. The atmosphere and overall theming make it a true gem that guests will surely love to visit again and again.
Are you looking forward to visiting this location? What flavor would you choose?
When Sarah isn’t sharing planning tips about the Walt Disney World Resort, you can find her at Gluten Free & Dairy Free at WDW where she writes dining reviews and shares tips and tricks about dining at Disney with a special diet.
- New Foods Debuting at Walt Disney World Resort (chipandco.com)
- New Ice Cream Shop, L’Artisan des Glaces, Coming to Epcot (chipandco.com)
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