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Rue Cler


I have many reasons to be satisfied with where I now have been living for a couple of months. The only little problem is the distance to the commerces for the daily needs – supermarket, bakery, butcher…  But, I guess that I have no right to complain. Twice a week, there is an open market on Avenue du PrĂ©sident Wilson (I talked about it here) and that’s just round the corner. ... and the very nice Rue Cler is not that far away. Here are some photos from Rue Cler, taken on a rather grey and chilly day. On a Saturday or Sunday morning in nicer weather, the street and the bar terraces are really crowded. As expected, the street is pedestrian… the postwoman's electric bike is of course allowed.









There is one building, no. 23, which has some flower decoration repeated all over, obviously representing the apiaceae family – celery, carrot, parsley… - a rather typical art nouveau decoration.


10 comments:

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hello Peter.. hope you are well. Fabulous post ..Love Rue Cler. Spent many an evening (and afternoon) here. First time in April 2099 and then most of August 2009 , when I was Cat sitting a few streets away. We used to go to Tribec and sit on the terrace with our cafe and then KIR. Is the Davoli shop still there . (We met owner and had photo with him) . Also went to the church at the bottom on a Sunday .. and used La Poste at the top. So many fab little shops. 💙💙💙 thank you for all the wonderful memories.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

What a charming market that is!

Dédé said...

Coucou Petel. Et bien tu as de quoi faire dans cette rue. Allez chez le barbier, t'acheter une nouvelle paire de chaussure, aller Ă  la boucherie, chez le confiseur et terminer par un petit passage Ă  la librairie du coin. ;-) Tu ne t'ennuies pas! Bises.

sillygirl said...

Did you visit the Pralaline shop? I couldn't do without a stop there. My second tour of Paris we stayed in a hotel at both ends of the tour on Rue Cler - loved it.

Richard Ewen said...

TO ANNE: Yes Davoli is still there. We have had many a great meal to take away from there.
Peter: My family stayed in hotels near rue Cler from 1987 - about 1996, and then sporadically through the early 1990s. We loved breakfast at Cafe du Marche on the corner of rue du Champs de Mars. Thanks for the memories!

Anonymous said...

This open market is a veritable feast for the eyes!

The "apiaceae" family. I like that! I see that the word celery in Spanish (apio) doesn't stray too far from Latin.

And I need those luscious oysters right now! It's my only daughter's birthday, and I have to prepare her favorite dish: our immortal James Beard's version of "Oysters Rockefeller".

I'm fascinated by those shaving brushes, their handles made of horns. Love those roses and that vitrine announcing Happy Hours...


Thank you so much for bringing this to us, Peter!
Maria

Jeanie said...

I find Rue Cler a lovely street and have enjoyed time there. Your photos bring back loads of memories!

Bob Alescio said...

Peter, you must be feeling better as your are venturing farther from home. Thanks for bringing Paris to the rest of the world.

claude said...

Comme dit Dédé, maintenant t'as tout sous la main.
Une rue bien vivante les jours de marché.

rosienanjirowe said...

Hello Peter,
I'm glad the move's worked out ...and what's not to love about Rue Cler?
I hope to visit one day this spring. Perhaps we can meet up?
I hope so..
Rosie