This summer, enjoy the finest ice cream the Principality has to offer

Publication date: 07/08/2023
Because summer wouldn’t be summer without ice cream, here’s a selection of the places to go for the very finest ices in Monaco!

1. Luxury ice cream by Pierre Hermé at Komo Monaco (closed for winter 2023-2024)

These velvety luxury ices will delight all ages !

2. Keep cool with an ice cream at Pierre Marcolini

The Belgian master chocolatier can be found on Boulevard des Moulins, serving up smooth and delightful ice creams.

3. Sun-kissed ice cream at La Condamine Market

At "Santo Gelato" in Monaco, their superb sorbets are made with fruit directly from the stalls of La Condamine market, opposite the store. The cones and biscuits are also made locally, in the Exotic Garden district.

Santo Gelato also has a pop-up store in the Métropole Shopping Center from 3 July to 31 August.

4. Chic refreshments in the exceptional surroundings of the Café de la Rotonde

Savour an ice cream in style at one of Monaco’s best-kept secrets, inside the iconic Casino de Monte-Carlo. A unique experience in the heart of the Principality

5. An ice cream in the traditional streets of La Condamine

For a touch of authenticity, make for the cobbled streets and colourful houses of La Condamine, where’ll you find “CREA-Gelateria” and their delicious home-made ices in the district popular with locals.

6. Ices by the water

Don’t miss a visit to these two essential ice cream outlets, found nestling beneath the Renzo Piano-designed promenade in the Larvotto seaside district:  “La Gelatiera" and "Le Glacier".
The first is at the start of the promenade, close to the Marco La Rose des Vents restaurant, while the other is between Le Miami and Giacomo. Both offer an idyllic setting by the sea, the perfect place to relax and savour your ice cream.

7. The ultimate ice cream at La Durée

For a truly elegant ice cream, try the famous Maison La Durée at the Métropole Shopping Centre. There you’ll find deliciously refreshing artisan ice creams in a wide variety of sumptuous flavours.

8. An ice cream with a view of the port
Treat yourself to an ice cream from the famous Häagen-Dazs, and relax on the terrace as you enjoy the views of Port Hercule and the Rock of Monaco.

9. An ice cream on the starting grid at Rossi La Bottega Del Gelato

Grab a artisan ice cream from this outlet on the Place Sainte Dévote, and sit and savour it on a bench near the church in the shade of the pine trees, with views of the Formula 1 circuit.

10. Gelatorino or La Dolce Vita

Take a stroll through the Casino de Monte-Carlo district and pick up one of the authentic Italian ice creams hand-made every day with ingredients sourced from the Piemont region.

Whether you opt for a pot or a cone, an ice cream or a fruit sorbet, and whether you eat it on the terrace or walking through the streets, these delights can be savoured anywhere in the Principality!


Photo credits: ©niathelight / Pierre Marcolini / Montecarlo Société des Bains de Mer / Santo gelato / Métropole Shopping Center / Gelato Crea Mónaco / La Gelatiera / Ladurée /Häagen-Dazs / Rossi La Bottega Del Gelato / Gelatorinomonaco