WELCOME ! Aux Glaces de mon Père
- Discover a unique place in Europe dedicated to the artisan ice-cream… And its history
Free visit everyday or guided visit (upon reservation)
« Aux Glaces de mon Père » : it’s at the gateway to the Gorges of Ardèche Vallon Pont d’Arc, that this unique museum in Europe opened its doors in spring 2015.
Thierry Aigon inherited his absolute passion for this job from his father, and has always wanted to share it from his early childhood.
In a 200 m² museum space totally dedicated to the artisan ice-cream throughout times, you can discover the secrets of making as well as the old techniques adapted to modern tools. We will tell you everything about the raw materials used for the ice-cream making.
Our commitment to transparency gives the customer the opportunity to know and understand what handmade ice-creams actually contain.
- This place tells the story of ice-creams, but also the story of Thierry and his family
This project stemmed from the will to show our know-how and our job with full transparency.
In addition to the making and the tasting boutique, Thierry wanted to tell us the story of the ice-cream.
“Aux Glaces de mon Père” is to this day the only ice-cream museum displaying old equipment used previously to transform the basic materials that were necessary for making, such as the « écremeuses (cream separators), barattes à beurre (butter chums), pressoirs à fruits (fruit juicers), broyeurs (crushers), torréfacteurs à fruits sec (dry fruit roasters), sorbetières en bois (wooden ice-cream makers) » but also equipment for carrying or selling the ice-creams (delivery tricycle, cart, cooler, etc…).
- But the discovery does not end there !
« Aux Glaces de mon Père », you can end the visit of this quite magical place by savouring a big and tasty ice-cream cup.
The museum offers a large choice of ice-creams and pancakes that you can enjoy on site.
- Now is the time then!
Here is”THE”new cultural and original activity for you to plan during your stay in Ardèche !