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“All of Paris in just one street!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rue Cler

Rue Cler
Ranked #89 of 1,086 things to do in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Leeds, UK
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32 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“All of Paris in just one street!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2009

What a find! Rue Cler & the surrounding streets are fantastic combination of food shops, bars and restaurants - great for a foodie! Just need to rent an apartment next time to take advantage of the vast array of fresh ingredients! We enjoyed an amazing cote du boeuf at cafe du marche!

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San Diego, California
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“Rue Steves (Rick made the Street)”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2009

The great thing about Rue Cler is that it is just like being dropped right smack in the middle of Pasadena. (my birthplace, ha ha ha) Back in the day, Rick Steves would stay there and really built the businesses around the quaint street. We found the Hotel De L'Esperance over on Rue Pascal, just a block from Marche Mouffetarde and for the last 5 trips have hung over there. Rick is now a devotee of the Mouffetarde diggin's. Try it you will like it. Across from Esperance is the greatest and most reasonable wine shop you have ever visted and if you want a 30 year old Bordeaux, it won't break the bank. Next to it is a delightful restaurant, La Forge where the patron will debone your fish with a flick of the wrist tableside as you sip on your Kir Royal.

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Vancouver
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83 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Waste of Time”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2009

This attraction should be send down the ladder. Forget the restaurants - you get that food anywhere in paris. The shops were nothing special or innovative. Save your time and go to an open market on a Saturday.

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New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Cafe Rousillon....avoid it.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2009

Rue Cler was definitely worth the visit, but on the recommendations of 2 other reviewers, we ate at Cafe Rousillon. Service was OK, but the food was barely edible. My girlfriend ordered a fish dish which was very dried out/chewy (overcooked) and I ordered a chicken sandwich which ended up being a small 'chicken patty' worse than a McDonald's processed chicken sandwich. I think it's best to stick with drinks and eat elsewhere.

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Leuven
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Not on Sunday/in Aug”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2009

Based on the comments here, we visited the street on Sunday morning in Aug. BIG disappointment! Most shops were closed, the ones that were open were very touristic. Some foodshops didn't look that bad, but I definitely prefer Rue Mouffetard for specialty shops and nice atmosphere. In short: not bad to live in, but not worth the detour!

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