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Rue Cler

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Address: Rue Cler (Ecole Militaire metro) near Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

This lively cobblestone street effectively preserves the ambience of Paris...

This lively cobblestone street effectively preserves the ambience of Paris of old and is home to countless small shops.

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For me no visit to Paris without a trip to Rue Cler. It is a good small market street with a variety of shops and places to eat.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Glasgow, Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For me no visit to Paris without a trip to Rue Cler. It is a good small market street with a variety of shops and places to eat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It so happens that Rue clerk and its nearby street Rue St Dominique are my local shopping areas. Amazingly, Rue Clerc manages to cope with ordinary folk and the bourgeois couples who live and send their children to school there as well as tourists. Want something very French? Then try the cheese store (who will vacuum wrap it for you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite places in our beloved Paris. For those ones that love gastronomy, it's a "Disneyworld" ! You'll find the best mix of stores of cheese, wine, breads and much, much more. Avoid go there in "hurry mode", to enjoy this amazing place you should go there with time enough to enjoy all kind of taste experiences.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I could live here I think. Just a lovely cozy neighborhood with delightful shops and friendly people. I bought some beautiful shoes from the Mephisto shop ( and so much cheaper than can get in States). Mu daughter got frames for her glasses - so many wonderful ones to choose from. Great food for picnics and fun restaurants.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The local area is lovelier at night time,I guess especially during christmas time because the lights in every corner makes it more vibrant. It appears to be a nice safe area to walk around even at night time. It gives you a real Parisian-feel so do pass by. It has a lot to offer. Lovely shops, restaurants, cafes etc.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Following Rick Steve's recommendation, we walked from the invalides to the Eiffel Tower, passing through rue cler. Indeed, it is a beautiful street filled with little shops. You will find no cars there so it's all pedestrians.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We stayed at a small hotel in Rue Cler - Relais Bosquet. The area and hotel recommended by Rick Steeves. Its a great location to base yourself in for self-touring Paris. Easy access to metro. Reasonably priced restaurants and cafe's in the immediate area. Walk to Eiffel Tower and Seine boat tours. Nice market area that is not touristy.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

There’s a little bit of everything on the Rue Cler. I went there looking for a specific type of dried mushrooms, and found so much more. Want high-end chocolate? You’ll find it. Fine wines? Check. Clothing, fresh produce, and a multitude of food choices abound. I was a bit leery after hearing that certain TV travel guides tout the Rue... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Rue Cler is for me an institution. Nice walking street, always really active. If you are visiting the effeil tower, you should take the opportunity to go there. You will find lots of shops and cafés, but too be honest a bit too expensive for me. But as most People, you can also just hang out there and enjoy the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

This street market has a number of shops including bakery, produce, cheese, prepared foods, meat, fish and poultry. It is not large but the goods are high quality. There is also a store selling well priced Mephisto shoes. If you are hungry, I recommend le Petit Cler, a nice bistro which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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