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Review of Rue St-Dominique

Rue St-Dominique
Ranked #392 of 1,248 things to do in Paris
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Owner description: In the heart of the 7th district, (a short stroll form the Eiffel tower) le Moulin de le Vierge on St. Dominique provides for a quick gourmet pause in this chic and lively neighborhood... Nestled amongst the fashion boutiques, cafes and bistros of the area, the bakery caters to both the local gourmands and the visitors of this quaint area located between the Esplanade and the Champs de Mars. Inside beyond the counter is a small tea salon where one can enjoy tartines, millefeuilles, macarons and various other sweet or savory treats, accompanied by a coffee or traditional hot chocolate. The boutique on St. Dominique is open daily from 7:30 to 20:30, closed Wednesdays.
Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

Small restaurants , shops, and bakeries help
make Rue St. Dominique the stereotypical Paris street. Stroll down St. Dominique and then Rue Clar and you've experienced some of the best of Paris.

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Reviewed December 20, 2012

This street charmed us on our first trip to Paris, cutting a swath through the tony 7th arrondissement. It stretches from the Champ de Mars to the intersection where busy Boulevard St-Germain curves north to meet the Seine. It's not an overly long street, but it's long enough to spend an afternoon walking from end to end, especially if you stop for ice cream or coffee.

Rue St-Dominique doesn't have an overly touristy fee. Narrow in spots, the street is lined with good restaurants, shoe stores, kitchen shops, bakeries, bistros, boutiques and butcher shops (Loved the horse meat sign we saw day!).

We wanted to explore more on our next trip. A few years later we rented an apartment in the 7th in order to experience the daily round in Paris. We were within easy walking distance of Rue St-Dominique and Rue Cler, the famous food street. We often wandered down the street, sometimes shopping, sometimes people watching. While you do see some tourists, you see more locals, including many mothers or fathers with their children as there are several schools nearby. We often took the bus down Rue St-Dominique, another excellent way to get to know Parisian thoroughfares.

Rue St-Dominique is a great neighborhood that offers easy access to tourist sites and more famous neighborhoods. while offering its own exciting ambience. Since many Americans live in the 7th, it's not unusual to hear English on the street. Americans with limited French skills will find this part of Paris very easy to navigate (although no part of Paris is especially difficult).

It's a great neighborhood, near Invalides, the Eiffel Tower, the Bramly, Rue Cler and Musee d'Orsay. There are also some affordable hotels and rental units within walking distance.

4  Thank MimiJWisconsin
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

There is a great mix of high-end clothes boutiques, little food shops and inviting cafes/bars. Don't pay for an expensive breakfast at your hotel, instead visit one of the little cafes for coffee and pastries!

2  Thank Lin61
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Reviewed January 23, 2012

Great little street. We bought some chocolates and macaroons at a great little shop and had dinner. It's close to the Eiffel Tower, but feels off the beaten path.

There was a little jewelry store that had some beautiful window displays, does anyone know what it is called? We didn't go inside, and I wish I had written down the name.

2  Thank lhacken986
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Reviewed January 19, 2009

When you are strolling along the quaint arc of rue St. Dominique - which is a pleasant path to the Eiffel Tower and the pedestrian only rue Cler - stop at the charming patisserie Le Moulin de la Vierge for what I think are some of the better Palmiers (we used to call them elephant ears) in town. I also like their pain du Campagne a whole grain sourdough that is not as heavy as pain du complete nor as sour as American sourdough. The raspberry tart and eclairs are also quite good. Couple this with very friendly service - carte de credit is fine - and you'll find yourself saying " A bientot!" as you leave.

8  Thank ReneeGIVSP
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