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Rue Cler

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Address: Rue Cler (Ecole Militaire metro) near Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

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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Rue Cler is not far from the Eiffel tower and is a short street that ha many restaurants, fruit and food shops. There are many other small shops.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Castaic, California
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Castaic, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Rue Cler is not far from the Eiffel tower and is a short street that ha many restaurants, fruit and food shops. There are many other small shops.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rue Cler is our favorite market street in Paris where you can buy produce, meet, fish, chocolate and even a pillow if you need it. It is only a few blocks long but has several cafes, and many shops offering wine, and specialty foods such as smoked salmon, fois gras, one of the oldest chocolatiers in Paris and anything else... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rue Cler is a wonderful residential area of Paris. You won't find Louvre museums or Eiffel Towers here. This area feels like a place where locals go to shop. Buy some cheese from the fantastic and knowledgeable shop. Get a bite from the shops but most importantly. ..take it in. For me one of the best things about Paris is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So much food, so little time, we had meals here, we bought fruit here, we went to Jeusselin traiteur and bought food for picnic dinners-amazing food, also the boulangerie, just wonderful and on the corner of our hotel!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always stay on Rue Cler - now our sixth time. Classic Paris with all the pastry shops, brasseries, crepes stands, you name it. Admittedly, there are a lot of Americans poking around but also plenty of natives.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would have given the Rue Cler Market 5 stars, except the last several years have taken a toll. As compared to its (for me) glory days (counting only from when I started visiting many years ago) if I could have rated it 4 1/2, I would have. Some of our favorite shops, stalls, etc. are gone, but not all.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Having lived in rue cler for 14 years I can tell you, this is one of the best in Paris. Pedestrian, charming and nice people. Stop there for a coffee or some pastery on the boulangerie. Also great to shop for food to cook at home on Sunday

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

What you read and what you get are a little far apart from each other. The lyrical beauty and famed freshness are not anything you won't get in any sub-division of this wonderful city, the street itself is quite small and restaurant and bakery I tried not really worthy of much kudos, pretty ordinary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

For us Rue Cler holds many memories of trips to Paris. Every visit something changes. Many shops come and go and others seem to have been there forever. There is now a Mariage Frère in the street, a very up market tea shop and then there is a local newsagent so there is a good mixture of shops and cafes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

Many feel Rue Cler is to touristy, not me. It is really fun to stroll up and down the street and window shop, or have coffee at one of the many bistros. A place not to miss is the Mephisto shoe store. Great shoes and a lot less expensive than in the states. We also found a great little oriental... More 

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