For immersion in Parisian culture, Rue Cler is one of my favorite places. Located between the Invalides and the Champs de Mars, it is an easy stroll to the Eiffel Tower. This neighborhood street is where real Parisians do their shopping and eat out.
It's really difficult to find authenticity in very popular tourist destinations. Is Rue Cler popular only among the inhabitants of its district or people form other parts of Paris also come here to shop?
People who live in Paris tend to shop in their own neighborhoods because there are still small shops all over the city. The nice thing about Rue Cler is that it is a typical Parisian neighborhood that's not far from the Eiffel Tower, but it hasn't been overrun by tourists.
by lisa on 2007-08-16 02:10:22
oh, I get it. In this case, do the shop-assistants speak only French? I am afraid my French is just too primitive...