I often notice people asking for recommendations of non-touristy places to go (usually restaurants) where they only want to see locals.
I guess this really isn't a specific question per se, but more of a discussion. If people recommend local hangouts, don't they then just become touristy?
And how do locals feel about this? If they have a neighbourhood place where they can escape the hordes of tourists who invade their city everyday, do their hearts sink a little bit when their local place then becomes infiltrated so to speak? Or is there no such thing as a truly non touristy place within central Paris?
I wonder what Rue Cler was like before Rick Steves. I haven't actually been there yet, but is it mainly tourists there now?
Personally, I don't mind going to a place that is maybe a mix of tourists and locals. Just as long as it's not a "tourist trap". But then we usually stay within the heart of central Paris, so there are bound to be other tourists at the restaurants.