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“Day 3 First time in Paris Diary Part 7- Rue Cler”
Review of Rue Cler

Rue Cler
Ranked #101 of 1,169 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.
Manila, Philippines
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“Day 3 First time in Paris Diary Part 7- Rue Cler”
Reviewed May 9, 2014

We visited this neighborhood based on a strong recommendation of a famous American guide. It was near the Eiffel so there was no harm in taking a short stroll.
What I liked about the pedestrian street is the variety of shops on both sides. I remember the cafes, flower shop, cheese store, butcher store, and fruit stand. The store which is unforgettable is the chocolatier. We had our first taste of Paris macarons from this store at 1euro each. They actually are good. This street seems to be a preserved Parisian street which caters to the tourist. Still worth a 20-30 minute visit.

Visited March 2014
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Austin, Texas
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“Usually like Rick Steves but not on Rue Cler”
Reviewed April 26, 2014

Perhaps the build up in my mind was just too great.
It's a relatively short street with the usual cheese vendors, charcuterie, flowers, fish and so forth merchants. Nothing special or noteworthy that I could find.
There is nothing wrong with it, but the other markets in Paris….Rouge Enfant, Montorgueil, or even some regular working streets such as Rue Rivoli between Hotel de Ville and the Bastille, have more and more interesting shops.

Visited April 2014
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Detroit, Michigan
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“One of my favorite things in Paris”
Reviewed April 24, 2014

I purposefully picked a hotel close to the Rue Cler after I accidentally found it during my last trip to Paris. It is a charming street filled with markets, cafés, bakeries, etc. we were able to buy all the supplies for a picnic here our first night, ate at a cafe for lunch before going to the train station, and purchased some premade sandwiches from a bakery stand to take with us and eat on our 6 hr train.

Visited April 2014
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Tokyo
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“Misrepresented in book”
Reviewed April 20, 2014

We couldn't find the market, although we were definitely on rue cler. Think we were seeking an open market and we should have been looking for just shops. In any case, I think we should have been looking for just a small row of shops, but it all appeared very unremarkable and same as everywhere else. We probably missed something?

Visited April 2014
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Buffalo, New York
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“Rue Cler - 2 Strikes and you are out”
Reviewed April 1, 2014

Having heard how charming Rue Cler is, with its proximity to the Eiffel Tower, we decided to go for lunch. Here are two places NOT to go to: Artisan Boulanger Patissier, 45 Rue Cler, and Ulysse, a crepe restaurant. The woman at the first place couldn't be bothered to help us, and walked away. At Ulysse, the woman making crepes told us we couldn't sit down at a table, right after we watched her serve crepes to a group of about six. Most of the people we've met in Paris have been great, but along Rue Cler, definitely not.

Visited April 2014
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