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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 #35 of 381 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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San Francisco, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
28 helpful votes 28 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 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
16 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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Macomb, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We spent a wonderfult Friday morning with our host, Edward, owner of "Carrots and Caviar". Edward provided a wonderful tour of the market and all it's glorious offerings. The market is the perfect size and offers fresh fruits, vegatables, baked breads and desserts along with several premade items that you can take home to stick in the frige or warm... More

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Victoria, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

If you only go here to take pictures of the beautiful, colorful shops, it will be worth the effort. A great place to sit at an outdoor café and watch the world go by. People shopping for bread, pastries, fruit, meat, fish, cheese and other groceries (each of the aforementioned at a different shop). We discovered Le Roussilon (not yet... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We have stayed in rue Duvivier and enjoyed the stroll down the rue Cler next street. The shops, numerous specialty food stores, patisseries, Fromagerie, charcuterie and cafés superb.. We bought fresh baguettes in true Parisienne style each morning and afternoon.. the food on the menu at the charcuterie was wide in range but you had to be quick to purchase... More

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