With its panoramic view over the Étang de Berre, the village of Miramas-Le-Vieux is the perfect stop if you’re driving between Aix-en-Provence and Arles. Protected by its inhabitants, this flowery little town perched on a hill is famous throughout the region for its traditional ice cream and sorbet maker. This year Le Quillé, the charming specialist in artisanal ice creams and sorbets, celebrates its 30th birthday and has deliciously stood the test of time. Offering over 50 flavors, this ice cream maker is an institution headed by Raymond Dupas and his wife, as well as a faithful team of masters of the cone.
Or rather of the cup, since Le Quillé offers more than 80 ice-cream based desserts, from classics like Peach Melba to Poire Belle Hélène to house creations like the jasmine sorbet created exclusively for and by the jolly Raymond Dupas with La Maison de la Glace. This Marseille business and its new owner Fabrice Jaubert in collaboration with the Dupas create unique flavors, intimately tied to their region. A close collaboration, from the artisanal ice cream factory to their sophisticated and irresistible display on Le Quillé’s shady terrace. It’s certainly the best ice cream of your life.
To visit in the region
The Étang de Berre
This impressive lagoon covers over 15,000 hectares and is located very close to the Mediterranean. The place is appreciated by birdwatchers as it shelters over 250 different species.
At the gates of the Camargue, Arles immediately seduces with its tangible traditions and the charm of its arenas. It’s one of Provence’s most elegant cities.
A pleasant affluent city, Aix seduces with its charming squares, its authentic little alleyways and its refreshing fountains.
Salon de Provence
This city of over 40,000 inhabitants is known for its Air Base. Overflowing with charm, it is home to the Marseille Soap Museum as well as the House of Nostradamus.
Glacier Le Quillé
Place du Château
, 13140 Miramas le Vieux
Tel: 04 90 50 18 18