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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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A wonderful treat in Paris

I consider staying in the Rue Cler neighborhood the perfect location in Paris. It is near a metro stop and there are tons of great eating establishments nearby. One of our... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Florissant, Missouri
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Fairfax, Virginia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Almost made the mistake of staying in this neighborhood on first trip to Paris. Went to check it out to see if I had erred in making the change to Le Marais. No indeed. Very contrived, touristy and looks as if an unskilled set designer had done the work. Several blocks from closest metro stop. Unimpressed. I saw many more... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although a little difficult to find, Rue Cler is located relatively close to the Eiffel Tower. The street is recommended by Rick Steves and others on TripAdvisor as a stroll in a thriving traditional Paris neighborhood that introduces and offers insights into the local culture. Although only two or three blocks in length, Rue Cler contains a little bit of... More 

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Florissant, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I consider staying in the Rue Cler neighborhood the perfect location in Paris. It is near a metro stop and there are tons of great eating establishments nearby. One of our favorites was a stop at a crepe place right on Rue Cler. We also really enjoyed a souvenir shop and all the outdoor markets.

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Odenton, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came down this street after a visit to the Army Museum and granted we were tired, but I did not see want all the fuss was for this street. It was street lined with small businesses where you could sit, or shop.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it is a nice place to come after you see the Eiffel Tower a sit is like in a walking distance. The street is full of small grocery shops, fromageries, restaurants, bistros. There are many tourists, but definitely more - local people what is always a good sign. More to feel the atmosphere, than sightseeing.

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Tooting, London
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in the area and would like to buy food, then I highly recommend spending 20 minutes or so wandering along Rue Cler. But I really wouldn’t call this a Tourist Attraction and it’s not worth doing a detour to come here.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Its a wonderful street full of restaurants to seat al fresco and markets. Its always crowded and full of life and a wonderful place to sit and sip a cup of coffee and watch people go by. Loved it!

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Rue CLER is a lovely place to visit when you are at the Eiffel Tower District. You can fine great places for food Le petit Cler (Same owner than La Fontaine de Mars) Obama's Restaurant at the rue st Dominique ... Very Near. You can find also a French CHARCUTERIE JEUSSELIN (sausages Ham, Fromage de tête Fois gras and many... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

It's more of a charming place than a functional one. Very cute and suitable if you're looking for some charming souvenirs, without spending so much too.

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Lake Forest, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Being that our apartment was only a few blocks away, we visited Rue Cler quite a few times! It became our favroite street to wander around looking for various food related items. The Fromagerie has endless selections and they are very knowledgeable regarding the options. Davoli has a truly incredible selection of meats (fresh and cured) and even ready-made food.... More 

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