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“Very nice local area frequented by the locals”
Review of Rue Cler

Rue Cler
Ranked #105 of 1,251 things to do in Paris
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Owner description: This lively cobblestone street effectively preserves the ambience of Paris of old and is home to countless small shops.
Reviewed November 5, 2012

A cute cobble-stoned street full of stores and restaurants that are frequented by locals. Gives you a great feel for the local life and great restaurants to sit at and people watch.

2  Thank Phillip S
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

When something has a Rick Steve's Endorsement you feel it should be fabulous. Rue Cler is a very nice street in this part of Paris. The produce markets are great. The other shops very nice too and the cafes look fine but there is nothing really extraordinary here and we found some shops on rue Grenelle as nice or better. The neighborhood in general is very very nice and it's tough to go too far wrong here.

3  Thank Family4Mum
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

There are a smazzillion options to eat along rue Cler, but we especially liked this deli. As has been mentioned, there is a friendly staff with a great variety of foods and no attitude regarding language gaps. Their shrimp-in-sauce that was being served from their large outdoor pan was spectacular, one of those dishes that makes you want to shout 'Taxi, TAXI!' and return immediately to buy more before they close. Its not especially cheap, but if you've done your homework, you knew that already. It is certainly less expensive than their competition Davoli, right across the road and apparently closer to Rick Steve's heart. Davoli too, had a few interesting things, but was astronomically expensive---they know their local clientele. Less expensive than eithe of these delis is the nearby boulangerie Steves lists as #12 on his rue Cler map---great value sandwiches. I am done. The end.

3  Thank zebecToronto
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

We'd read about this street and were anxious to go. We found it to be nothing more than a couple of blocks of shops that can be found anywhere in Paris. Just nothing out of the ordinary here. Don't bother, as there are other places in Paris that are much more worthwhile as far as efficient use of your time is concerned.

2  Thank lakemissy
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

I stayed on Rue Cler several years ago in Hotel Leveque and enjoyed it thoroughly. During that stay I got well acquainted with everything on the street, from the Franprix across the street, where I daily bought OJ and yogurt, to the bakery down the street that had wonderful breakfast sweets.

Rue Cler is a market street, meaning this street is generally open each day to sell its fresh produce, fruit, flowers, meat, cheese, and bakery products. There are other markets throughout the city that pop up on certain days each week, much like our own Farmers Markets. Having a market like Rue Cler is nice if you're staying in the area or if you like a street with store and street vendors who are accustomed to servicing the constant tourist crowd that comes to Rue Cler mostly due to the heavy endorsement by Rick Steves and his writeup in his Paris guidebooks.

If you've visited the Eiffel, Rue Cler is a short 10-15 minute walk away. Rue Cler is easily reached via the Metro by hopping off at the La Motte-Piquet stop. The La Motte-Piquet stop is at the intersection of the 6, 8, and 10 metro lines.

Midway down Rue Cler are two restaurants, both also accustomed to tourists. They advertise fixed-priced luncheons. My wife and I sat al-fresco on our June visit and, though in tight quarters with tables all around full-up with people, enjoyed our own delicious and filling meals.

Near the Hotel Leveque entrance is a crepe vendor. They are wonderful and particularly helpful if you only want something to tide you over til your next sit-down meal. There's also a nice Chinese takeout restaurant that also serves customers who stay and eat inside. We hopped in a few of the stores, a shoe store, a store that sold wine, another honey, another that sold kitchen items, and on and on. My wife even picked up some eardrops from a pharmany on the street. They have an external lighted sign that advertises a pharmacist who speaks English. My wife explained her earache and this pharmacist sold her an OTC drop that solved her problem within a few days usage.

We found the vendors on this street to universally be friendly and helpful. Rue Cler is worth stopping by. It can easily be reached by the Metro from all the other major tourist destinations in the 1st and 2nd arrondisement. A few handy souvenirs were bought in shops on Rue Cler.

3  Thank fallfan54
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