Friday, November 2, 2012

Paris: Rue Cler

Paris has so many big, iconic things to see and do. The Eiffel Tower, The Arc de Triomphe, The Louvre, Notre Dame, The Orsay, Sacre Couer, etc.........
But my favorite part of the trip was the morning we spent on the quiet little street Rue Cler.

We had a bit of time before meeting up with the St. Peter's, so we made the 10 minute walk to this beautiful part of the city. Rue Cler is a street closed to car traffic, that's full of local shops selling fresh fruit, flowers, pastries, cheese, seafood, chocolate, and a bunch of other goodies.
It full of locals, shopping and eating, and feels much less touristy, and much more "Parisian".

We had to start the morning at the patisserie.

Fresh apricot pastries? Yes please!


These bikes are available to rent. They look so pretty all lined up.

The local butcher shop.
And a beautiful cheese shop.

This little boy was having a great time dancing along to the music from this street performer.

Fruit to drool over,

and lovely little cafes.

Enjoying some fresh raspberries.

This man was shucking oysters and was nice enough to pose for me.
After battling the enormous crowds in other areas of the city, it was a really nice break spending some time on this peaceful little street.

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