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Rue Cler

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Address: Rue Cler (Ecole Militaire metro) near Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
Activities: Shopping
Description: 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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Pretty and an easy walk

If you want a quick way to view the variety of French food suppliers, the two pedestrian blocks of Rue Cler are a good way to do it. The florists are well stocked, as are the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Carnation, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The Rue Cler is a pleasant enough market street, but there are many others like it in the city. There's one on the Rue Daguerre near the Catacombs that we liked just as much and found to be less expensive and less touristy. In addition, there are many places that have weekly outdoor markets, such as the one on Wednesdays... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

If you want a quick way to view the variety of French food suppliers, the two pedestrian blocks of Rue Cler are a good way to do it. The florists are well stocked, as are the greengrocers, and there are a variety of cafes to sit in and watch the world go by. If you're in the St. Germain area,... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Sorry Rick Steves and the rest of you who love this street, this is just not a great market street. I love market streets so I've walked this one on two different occasions hoping to see what everyone else loves about it but to me it is too short and mostly contains cafes with few interesting shops. If you are... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

It was enjoyable but street is pretty short. Definitely a street for foodies and not other shopping. I bought a little basket of the biggest and sweetest raspberries I had ever had.

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Watertown, New York
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This street, not far from the Eiffel Tower, is a wonderful place to stroll and experience Parisian city living. Restaurants and shops line both sides of Rue Cler, and you can find some incredible pastry shops and fromageries. This is a great place to take a sightseeing break, and I found this street to be off the tourist radar. Are... More 

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Lanai, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A beautiful cobblestone pedestrian road, a great street market with greengrocers, fishmongers, butchers, wine and cheese shops amongst cafes and restaurant. I stayed in this street so got to enjoy strolling through it every day. Beautiful Art Nouveau buildings adorn the road on the 7th arrondissement. Very romantic and for some reason does not feel touristy at all.

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Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Rue Cler was a delightful place to stroll, browse the merchandise and watch people. It was a nice change from all the museums and tourist sights. We also enjoyed a lovely lunch there at Cafe Du Marche.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I brought my husband here as I had been here before when I visited with my mother and sister. I love the cafes, the little boutique stores, restaurants, u can find anything and everything here but more importantly the friendly and true Parisian atmosphere makes it a delight to visit. Can't wait to come back again

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El Paso, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We mostly "ate with our eyes" to coin a phrase from a French friend.. however we did stop to get pastries from a shop close to rue Motte Piquette.... The sales woman was rude ( very) at best and not of French origin.. Too bad to have this experience on our last day.. however the Palmiers - elephant ears or... More 

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Treynor, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is the way we like to experience a city - with the locals, like the locals. Ate at Cafe Central and was very good.

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