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Rue Montorgueil

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Address: Paris, France
Activities: Shopping
Description: This street is known for its open-air market: a popular destination for...
This street is known for its open-air market: a popular destination for Christmas time shopping.
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The old and new side of a Paris street walk

Rue Montogueil is a short three block pedestrian friendly street in close proximity to the old Les Hales market.It is lined with patisseries,chocolatiers,fromageries,bistros... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
Donald B
Launceston, Australia
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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Rue Montogueil is a short three block pedestrian friendly street in close proximity to the old Les Hales market.It is lined with patisseries,chocolatiers,fromageries,bistros together with small markets selling fruit and vegetables. Although the old Les Hales is long gone,Rue Montorgueil still retains some of it's charm together with the charm of French life. Here can be found the oldest patisserie,Stohrer... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

That street that has many features of the typical traditional Paris street is suffering from the commercialization and increasing lower level atmosphere of the entire Halles area.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Very Parisian pedestrian zone lined with great restaurants, cafe's and bakeries. Not a cheap area, it is a very chic district so don't come expecting to find cheap food or drinks, but if your looking for the perfect French experience, grab an espresso and eclair and watch the crowds stroll by. It is mostly restricted to pedestrians but the odd... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We strolled from one end of this street to the other and it took ages. Therear so many interesting shops and restaurants that it could take you hours to get along it. Avoid the cafe Le Centre Ville posite the Palais de Fuit unless you want weak, over- priced drinks.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This has to be the pinnacle of being in a Parisienne street. With its width for only one car, the many many restaurants with seating outside, helpful chemists and even those in the hardware store [took ages to figure out translation of magnifying glass, but they managed it], the glorious displays in the fruit and vegetable shops, that 'golden' snail... More 

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Close to the late central food market (les Halles) a street which keeps its old character,shops of all the kinds ,restaurants and cafes, in a quarter that used to be popular (probably not anymore). Close to Centre Pompidou and la Fontaine des Innocents it is a perfect goal for everyone who likes walking ,enjoying the urban sight.

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Lubeck, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

You want to escape from big tourist crowds, false petitions girls? You want to see real Parisians passing by in front of your budget, safe and sunny café terrace? In fact true Parisians are not extinct at all. But you can't observe them on the Champs Elysées, near Louvre, around Eiffel Tower or Saint Michel. Simply Go to Montorgeuil street... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon this charming street while walking around Paris and it was an amazing surprise. We absolutely fell in love. Lined up with small stores offering cheeses, pastries , produce and meats it was a place to see real Parisians. We took our time and sat down for great cafe au lait and croissants. Can't wait to get back... More 

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Stockholm County, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Ma rue préférée! My absolute favorite street in Paris just because it's so parisian. Charming, authentic, hectic, and vibrant. I really enjoy the atmosphere there.. Nice for some afternoon coffee while looking at the people passing by.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Rue Montorgueil offers a great venue for memorable, colorful photos at one of the best street markets in Paris. Bakeries, pastry shops, produce markets, butchers and fish stores dot the length of the street. People-watching is fun, and checking out all the offerings on display is the best part. We walked along the street after admiring the façade of Passage... More 

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