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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 #40 of 392 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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Monroe, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

loved the fresh croissants in the morning and great cafes! Was just around the corner from our Hotel so very convenient .

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Pasadena, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I was excited to go Rue Cler to see all the markets and have lunch with my parents and 10year old son. This area was a huge disappointment. We ate at a curbside cafe and our service was slow and the food not good at all. I found the shops to be very mediocre. There were many other areas in... More

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Seattle, WA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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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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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
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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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Boston
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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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