Rue Cler, a typical Parisian street…
Rue Cler is a renowned street located in the 7th arrondissement, in the area also knowns as the “Gros Caillou” (Big Rock). This street runs from rue St Dominique to the avenue de la Motte Picquet. Rue Cler was created between 1738 and 1826 and was formerly named rue de l’Eglise and rue Neuve de l’Eglise. Needless to say that this is one of the most authentic street of the Capital.
From the Ecole Militaire metro station, walk east on Avenue de la Motte Picquet, away from the Ecole Militaire. Rue Cler is the first street on the left.
This street is the kind of street you’re hoping to find in Paris. It’s a typical french pedestrian market street with cafés, specialty food stores and some delicacies for a picnic basket. There are numerous bistrots, cafés and restaurants, but also cheese shops, flower stands, fruit and vegetable stands, “boucheries” (butchers), wine shops, “boulangeries” (bakeries)… To put it in a nutshell, this street is what France is all about : gastronomy.
If I had to recommend a café, I’d say try the “Café Central”.
For a wine shop, go to “Le Repaire de Bacchus”.
A butcher? Try “Coucaud”…
Besides my recommendations, don’t hesitate to enter every shop. You’ll discover unknown french products, and above all, feel the authentic spirit that still reigns in this open market street.
After your stroll on rue Cler, continue until you reach rue de Grenelle. Turn right and continue past some very picturesque shops.
On the right, you will come up to the Church of St. John and an annex to the American University in Paris. Continue on just a few more blocks and you will come to Boulevard de la Tour Maubourg.
Here is the metro station La Tour Mabourg on line 8, take it, and choose your next stop in the marvellous city that Paris is!
You love this area and you want to stay close to rue Cler?
I can recommend Hotel Relais Bosquet, which is an outstanding 3 star hotel is a street right behind rue Cler. This hotel was recommended by Rick Steve’s many times and mostly welcomes american clients. Don’t worry, they speak english fluently! The service is perfect, from the reception to the maids, everyone’s caring for your every wish. The rooms have been renovated recently and have a classic yet fresh look, and are fully equipped in order to guarantee you a perfect stay. The hotel also proposes apartments located just next door, if you’re travelling with your family, that might do the trick!
Rooms start at €93, and for an apartment, it’s upon request.
Tel. : (33) 1.47.05.25.45.
Fax : (33) 1.45.55.08.24.
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