Parisian Living

Jonesing for Gelato in Paris – Caramella – rue des Martyrs

by Erica Berman


I’ve been back from Italy 8 days now. I am settling nicely into my Parisian rhythm, but I still heed the call for gelato. As I thought luck would have it, there is an Italian-owned gelato shop, Caramella, right around the corner from me on the rue des Martyrs. As luck would not have it, connecting with Caramella is a challenge; either they are closed when they are supposed to be open, open but with technical problems and melted ice cream, open with no ice cream, or just plain closed. This evening I made it over there at 20:30 (they close at 21h) to find a few remaining flavors (no speculos or caramel) and ordered a cup of fior de latte and chocolate. It was more excellent than I would have expected from an Italian gelateria in Paris. The unfortunate news; rumor has it that the shop is being sold and paninis are going in. Well, it’s not closed yet, summer isn’t over, and I will be taking full advantage while I can!

Caramella  – 47 rue des Martyrs Paris 9eme  01 44 53 09 56   Metro: Anvers, Pigalle, St Georges

Open from approximately 14h-21h. Best to call ahead and check!

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Erica Berman

Erica Berman grew up in Lexington, Mass. After graduating from Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Journalism and an intensive summer at Middlebury College (Vermont), Erica went to Paris with hopes of submerging herself in French culture and perfecting her French -- and she stayed 20 years. Erica is the founder of the HiP Paris Blog and Haven In her former company. She now splits her time between Paris (Montmartre) and Maine (Midcoast). She recently started a non-profit growing organic produce for the food insecure in Maine called Veggies to Table. In her all-too-rare free time, Erica likes to travel off the beaten track, explore Paris and Maine, read, take photos, cook, kayak, hike and enjoy long Sunday brunches with her friends. View Erica Berman's Website

3 comments on “Jonesing for Gelato in Paris – Caramella – rue des Martyrs

Still open, and speculous is still wonderful!

I may have to try that…On a different note, do you think any hair salons are open in August ?

Ashley Bruckbauer

Amorino in Paris is delicious as well. Though I’ve never had gelato in Italy…

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