Rick Steves’ Europe: Rue Cler, Paris, France

The “best little street in Paris” offers tasty cheese, delectable pastries & old-fashioned merchants - an irresistible slice of authentic neighborhood life

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Rue Cler, Seventh Arrondissement of Paris

Rue Cler seventh arrondissement of Paris
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Traffic-free since 1984, rue Cler is lined with all the essential shops -- wine, cheese, chocolate, bread -- as well as a bank and a post office. The shops are run by men and women who grew up on quiche and knew a good wine at an early age.

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