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“Busy and up market.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rue Ste Catherine

Rue Ste Catherine
Bordeaux, France (Rue Sainte-Catherine)
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Ranked #24 of 70 Attractions in Bordeaux
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Busy and up market.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Plenty of shops,cafes and bars.
However expect to pay higher than usual prices.But the experience is one of walking down Kings Road.

Visited July 2013
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Tourtoirac, Aquitaine, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“A lovely shopping experience if you can put up with crowds”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The street gets tackier the further south you go. Keep to the "top" end if you want a quality shopping experience with classy shops. Near Place Victoire it becomes very down-market "ethnic" - not very nice. The street gets very crowded in summer and just before Christmas

Visited March 2013
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“Great shopping from end to end.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

The entire street is one huge open-air shopping mall, and you can buy basically any kind of clothing and accessories you want. There are other shops scattered along the street, but it's mainly fashion shops. I was there during the July sales and it was impossible not to walk down there without popping into lots of shops to see the bargains.
Good cafes are also scattered along the street, so you can rest with a coffee and a pastry in the middle of your shopping trip. The bottom end of the street leads into Place Victoire, which has some good restaurants there, and the other end takes you directly into the city centre, near the Opera house, so you can start your sightseeing.

Visited July 2013
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Athens
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Busy, discreet, decently priced.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

A fine concoction of the commercial, the local, the risty and the discreet. The epiceries to be found on the side alleys. The fine French brands to be negotiated price-wise. Pleasant, moderately erotic

Visited July 2013
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New York City, New York
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
“It's Like Walking from North Africa to Europe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Start out on the Arab end and stroll past amazing fragrances and shops before hitting the high rent district and stunning 19c architecture. The people watching is enough to make the trip worthwhile. (And of course there are McDonalds at both ends).

Visited April 2013
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