First Look! L’Artisan des Glaces Sorbet and Ice Cream Shop in Epcot’s France is Open! See Full Menu and Photos Here!

SO exciting!! Epcot’s France has been undergoing a culinary transformation this year with the opening of Monsieur Paul Restaurant and Boulangerie Patisserie Les Halles. And now the final puzzle piece is in place!

L’Artisan des Glaces Sorbet and Ice Cream Shop is now open to the public!

L'Artisan des Glaces is open in Epcot's France!

Completed Epcot France Pavilion!

I love the classic exterior — with a new window!

New window at Epcot's L'Artisan des Glaces

This space, formerly occupied by the old Boulangerie Patisserie, is a perfect location for the new sweet stop. And featuring sixteen icy, delicious flavors (and an extra surprise I’ll mention in a moment), I know it’s going to be an instant hit — especially during the Orlando Summer! Let’s head in and check it out…

Entrance to L'Artisan des Glaces in Epcot's France

The bright, airy shop features pastel colors and old-world structural touches.  I also like the milk jug themeing around the shop!

Inside L'Artisan des Glaces

Milk Bottles Abound!

Milk Jug Themeing at L'Artisan des Glaces

Cones are classic waffle style.

Cones at L'Artisan des Glaces

Cone Wrappers

L’Artisan des Glaces Flavors

As you know, guests have the choice of ordering their ice cream or sorbet in one- or two-scoop sizes, in either a cone or a cup. Current flavors (these will change from time to time) are:

Current L'Artisan des Glaces Flavors

Ice Cream:

Vanilla, Chocolate, Profiterole, Caramel fleur de sel, Mint Chocolate, Cherry, Pistachio, Coco-White Chocolate, Hazelnut, Coffee


Strawberry, Lemon, Mango, Pomegranate, Melon, Mixed Berries

And here’s what they look like!! Gorgeous, eh?

L'Artisan des Glaces Ice Creams and Sorbets in Epcot's France

Expert cast members know just how to make dreams come true!

A scoop of the good stuff

Reader Ben H. stopped in and sent over some awesome photos and this review of the process at L’Artisan des Glaces!

It works much like a Food and Wine booth. You walk up to a register and order how many scoops you want, and if you want alcohol or not. Then you bring your receipt to the pick-up stand, where you choose between a cup and a cone, and also what flavor ice cream or sorbet.

I had the mint chocolate (pictured below) and it was fantastic. The shop is small, but very quaint; very rustic. The ice cream was creamy and flavorful, and the waffle cone was great, too. Though it’s tucked back, on a hot day like today, it certainly hits the spot! It’s worth finding!

Mint Chocolate Scoop at L'Artisan des Glaces

Indulge With an Ice Cream Martini!

And there’s another fun option — for those who’d like to indulge just a bit more! You can order your ice cream or sorbet with an alcohol topper! We’ll have a full review of this tomorrow, but here’s a little taste…

These are served in a martini glass, and come with your choice of three select liqueurs: Grand Marnier, Clement Rhum from Martinique, and Whipped Cream flavored Epic Vodka!

L'Artisan des Glaces Alcohol Toppers

Pretty gorgeous, right? Like I said — full review and more photos tomorrow!

Stay tuned for the full review tomorrow...

Here’s the price point for the new shop! Note that the one scoop cone/cup can be purchased for a Disney Dining Plan snack credit.

Ice Cream and Sorbet Pricing at L'Artisan des Glaces

What Flavor Will YOU Try First?

Let us know in the comments below what flavor you’d choose first at this awesome new addition to Epcot’s France!

I can’t wait to hear some of the combinations you’ll pick!

Is L’Artisan des Glaces on your list for your next trip? Let us know in the comments below!

Additional photos provided David M. for, and DFB reader Ben H. Thank you!


  1. says

    franndisney — I know! I think I’d have to go for that sea salt caramel first…then lemon sorbet…then Coco White Chocolate with a Whipped Cream Vodka topper… ;-)

  2. Emily says

    We’re heading to Orlando on Saturday and this is a MUST try place! It’s a toss up right now between the Caramel Fleur de Sel and the pomegranate sorbet…

  3. Rick says

    Caramel fleur de sel… if that’s a fancy-pants name for salted caramel…
    I’m on that like white on rice in a glass of milk on a paper plate in a snow storm.

  4. Sue says

    I think I will take my Lemon Sorbet over to Italy and get some Limoncello to go over the top! So yummy

  5. says

    Le sigh…now, I want to be in Epcot eating an ice cream right now!

    Hmm, I love a good cherry ice cream, so that might be my first pick, but caramel fleur de sel and profiterole both sound exciting. Maybe one of each?

    I’d also like to try the rum and Grand Marnier toppings, but those will have to wait until hubby and I have a date night because there’s no way I can get out of sharing my ice cream with the toddler these days! ;-)

  6. says

    Scraps — Ooh, love it!

    Emily — I can’t wait to see what you think!

    Rick — Ba ha ha! You are totally on that!

    CH — One scoop: 3.99, Two Scoops: $6.10, Two scoops with alcohol topper: $11.50

    Mylene — I love that combo! I think I’d go for that, too.

    Sue — Ha ha! Lemon Sorbet and Limoncello Float!

    Diane — Le sigh, indeed! I can only imagine fighting your toddler for some grand marnier topped goodies. ;-)

  7. Elaine says

    I’m boring so I will just be doing plain old chocolate or maybe one scoop of vanilla, one scoop of chocolate? Who cares what kind it is, I’ll be in France while I’m eating it :o)

  8. Brenda says

    I think Profiterole (aka cream puff) and Caramel Fleur de sel (aka Salted Caramel) sounds divine together!

  9. says

    Amanda — I would totally go for that!!

    Elaine — Ha ha! Nothing wrong with the classics. :-)

    Brenda — I’m with you. Would be an amazing combination!

    Keisha — Maybe that will be a new flavor introduced later!

    Christa M. — Sounds perfect!

    Karen — Yummmmm.

  10. Matt Smith says

    My wife and I are headed down to Disney this Saturday for our tenth anniversary, and I was really hoping that this would be open while we are there! Thanks for the awesome news!

  11. Becky says

    AJ – thanks for the quick reply and see that someone else had already asked! Thinking the salted caramel with Grand Marnier sounds pretty darn tempting.

  12. BringingUpDisney says

    I think the Caramel Fleur de sel could be a stop on an Epcot Caramel Crawl!!!

  13. Kristin says

    So excited! 170 days!! I wish there was an amaretto float…cherry amaretto would be awesome!!

  14. Jeff C says

    I think I want the coffee first! Yum!!! So excited about this. I think I have more ice cream plans this vacation than any others, thanks to some unnamed enabler and her website…..

  15. Ric says

    I know where I’ll be spending seven bucks on Sunday. Pomegranate gelato sounds great and oddly, I’d like 1 scoop of that first followed by 1 scoop of pistachio ice cream.

  16. Lynne says

    I guess I’d choose the pomegranate. I’m sorry, but ice cream aside, hasn’t anyone noticed the hideous decor in this little shop? When it was the bakery it was warm, inviting and charming. There was so much potential in this once adorable little nook, and THIS is what they did to it?? I am incredibly disappointed.

  17. says

    I’m totally with Mylene! That’s my perfect combo…Profiterole and Caramel Fleur de Sel. And maybe a little Coffee Glace to go along with it. Going there on my first day at Epcot on the next trip! Can…not…wait!!!!

  18. dee gutcher says

    Appears that scoopers may not be wearing gloves—photo of fingers touching cone at photo labelled “a scoop of the good stuff. Not sanitary, but in any case, prices seem entirely out of line for a family of four…
    No thanks, this is not for me…

  19. says

    Hmm, maybe some strawberry sorbet on top of vanilla ice cream? Or lemon with cherry?

    Will be investigating the possibilities on our next trip!

  20. Connie Higgins says

    I have a few food allergies & would love to try your Sorbet. My allergies are corn sugar, corn sweetner, corn syrup, peanuts, almonds & shellfish. I can have cane sugar, natural sugar. I have been able to have sorbet desserts in every restaurant in Disney including France & the hotels. so I’m hoping I will be able to have the delicious sorbets that are in epcot’s France’s village.
    thank you in advance….

  21. says

    Is this in place of the famous bakery? Or am I picturing something different? It would be sad to lose the bakery…the lines were forever long!!!!

  22. Debbie says

    Looking forward to trying this in Dec when I’m there for 11 nts. I will definitely tell my son who will be on his way to WDW this Sunday June 2nd for a wk. Looks wonderful esp for those of us who are gluten free. :))

  23. Christa says

    So excited this is open for my trip next week!!! If we get a soft opening of Starbucks at the MK, the trip will be epic!

  24. says

    Husband and I just returned from the actual countries of France and Italy… the gelato in Italy crushed anything found in France so surprised that Disney put this new treat location in France even if it is ice cream and not gelato. However, with that said, I have re-pinned your article to my Disney folder as a place to try during our next visit! I mean, who can resist a Ice Cream Martini?!?!? Love the picture of your martini… yummy!

  25. Johnny says

    They’re gonna have to put a LOT more ice cream in the cone if they want MY four dollars!
    The themeing looks great and I can’t wait to visit.

  26. Lori says

    It sounds nice but the bakery in France was one of my MUST stops every time we went to EPCOT….I am so bummed :-(

  27. Lori says

    OOOH, okay! I just saw the information about the new bakery!! :-D That’s what I get for reading information in reverse order!! YAY! So it’s a WIN WIN!!

  28. Jo says

    AJ, that first photo is gorgeous!! Made me drool.

    I think my first choice might be hazelnut with the whipped cream vodka topping!

  29. margaret fuchs says

    Definitely the Caramel fleur de sel and my husband would have Pistachio. Yum! Yum!

  30. Gaylin says

    I would love a scoop of the salted caramel, topped with a scoop of . . . salted caramel!!!

    This looks beautiful, can’t wait for my next trip.

  31. Kelly M says

    Profiterole with whipped cream vodka… washed down by pomegranate sorbet.
    With Mint Choc for dessert.
    And then cherry/vanilla for a snack.

  32. Tricia says

    Looks yummy. Gotta add it to the list. I’m so glad we walk so much at Disney, I need to burn the calories of all these snacks off ;)

  33. Pigletyyz says

    OMG, the Caramel fleur de sel with Whipped Cream Vodka sounds like angels singing to me! Can’t wait to try it out….yummy, yummy, yummy!

  34. Cheryl D says

    I’m so glad this will be open when I go in a week and a half! So many yummy looking flavors to choose from! I think I’ll probably try the hazelnut, but it’s going to be a tough decision. I’m so excited. I’m looking forward to trying the new menu at the bakery, the ice cream in France, and the new menu at the Boardwalk Bakery. So many restaurants, so little time…..

  35. Michelle says

    So good to know there is a good place for Sorbet. My husband is lactose intolerant, but still likes the cold treat every now and again. Now we can stop somewhere that’s good for us all!! TY!

  36. Jen says

    Wow it looks huge now without that extra counter on the other side! I am so excited to try the ice cream here!

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