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Rue Cler

Rue Cler (Ecole Militaire metro) near Eiffel Tower, Paris, France (Eiffel Tower / Invalides / Palais-Bourbon)
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Ranked #37 of 388 shopping in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Shopping
Traveler Description: Just south & east of the Eiffel Tower, stroll Rue Cler, between Rue de la Motte Picquet & Rue de Grenelle.  This cobblestoned street is... more »
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Seattle, WA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The market was a disappointment for us--very few people and not many fruit/vegie/flower vendors. August may be a bad time to visit as Parisians are on holiday. We have visited a number of city markets, and this does not hold a candle to Borough Market in London, for example. Our hotel concierge warned us that Rue Cler was for tourists,... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My wife and I rented an apartment on Rue Surcouf, which was two blocks from the Seine and five blocks from Rue Cler. Rue Cler is seven blocks from the Effel Tower. Rue Cler is one of the best market streets in Paris. If you stay in a hotel or an apartment on the west bank, Rue Cler is where... More

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214 reviews 214 reviews
36 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I rented an apartment just a few blocks from Rue Cler and on a cool, rainy day, decided to experience the Rue Cler market for the first time. Probably a good choice because the tourists were largely absent due to the weather and the flavor of the market seemed so much more Parisienne and less touristy than what I'd read... More

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San Francisco, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I was almost expecting the worst -- that rue Cler had become overrun by and dumbed-down for tourists. One can kind of see that, but IMO it still retains a Parisian charm and "edge", while being pretty accommodating to tourists. Great location in walking distance of the Champs de Mars/Eiffel Tower. Lots of terrific places to eat, buy groceries, do... More

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We stayed quite close to the Rue Cler at the Hotel Eber Mars and we liked looking down this little street to see if there was anything happening and on the 7th of September, 2013 we saw a little market starting up. We walked in between little stalls setting up and found ourselves surprised by some beautiful artwork by local... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

So fun to stroll through the market and assemble a picnic! Beautiful produce, lots of different breads and cheeses, very affordable wines. Take your picnic to the Eiffel Tower for a romantic, cheap date! We loved it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Fabulous food market and shops. We had petit dejeuner in one of the cafes - toasted brioche or tartine (like a small baguette) with apricot preserve, coffee and freshly squeezed orange juice, while watching the Parisians do their daily shop. Try the fromagerie for some delicious cheese (though I would think twice about taking it home on the plane another... More

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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This market area was well-situated for our walk from the Musee d'Orsay (along rue St.Dominique) to the Eiffel Tower, where we planned to enjoy a picnic in Le Parc du Champ de Mars. Yes, there are definitely many other "famous" places to buy picnic food in the general area, such as Rue du Bac, Le Grande Epicerie, and the local... More

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Los Angeles, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Rue Cler, lined with shops that spill out into the street, feels like village Paris — in the skinny shadow of the Eiffel Tower.

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Dennis, Massachusetts
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84 reviews 84 reviews
16 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Rue Cler is a lively street with many cafes, cheese shops, ice cream (glaces) and pastry shops. It is worth a few hours of your time or a good place to base yourself in a hotel.

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