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Founder of Paris' 'best ice cream', Berthillon, dies aged 90

Published on Aug 11, 2014 5:31 PM
 
A photo taken on August 11, 2014 shows a board displaying different flavours of Berthillon ice cream on a bar of the Ile-Saint-Louis in Paris. Raymond Berthillon, founder of the Berthillon ice cream shop on Paris's iconic Ile Saint-Louis considered by many to be the city's finest, has died aged 90, the store announced on August 11. A magnet for hot and flustered tourists, the Berthillon shop this year celebrated 60 years since its first scoop and has been run by three generations of the same family since Raymond opened it at the age of 30. PHOTO; AFP 

PARIS (Agence France-Presse) - Mr Raymond Berthillon, founder of the Berthillon ice cream shop on Paris's iconic Ile Saint-Louis that is considered by many to be the city's finest, has died aged 90, the store announced on Monday.

A magnet for hot and flustered tourists, Berthillon celebrated its 60th anniversary this year. It has been run by three generations of the same family since Mr Berthillon opened it at the age of 30.

It has become known around the world for its ice cream made only with natural ingredients.

"He made his ice creams only with high quality ingredients: whole milk, eggs, cream that he went to buy at dawn from the Les Halles market," the store's site said.