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Paris Hotel - Rue Cler

We stayed overnight in Paris before heading out to other areas of France and loved Rick's recommendation of the Rue Cler for our overnight. We stayed at Hotel Leveque, and while rooms were small they were neat and clean, comfortable bed, and affordable but the location by far was superb. Walking distance to the best sites and Rue Cler itself was a charming pedestrian area with street markets and wonderful restaurants and shops. We will stay in Rue Cler again!

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My husband and I spent several days at this hotel many years ago. Nice to learn it is a I remember: clean, neat and affordable.

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Rue Cler is close to the Eiffel Tower and maybe Invalides/Rodin, but not much else. I prefer being in the heart of Paris, near Notre Dame and the river. Glad you enjoyed your one night stay, hopefully you can come back someday and see more... : )

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I am glad you had a good time there and enjoyed it. I love Paris.

I know RS touts Rue Cler but as one poster pointed out it is really not close to much but the Eiffel Tower.

Here is another possibility to think about.

I stayed in the 2nd Arrondissimont on Rue Bachaumont. This street is abutted by the pedestrian zone of Rue Montorguiel which to my mind is equal or better to Rue Cler. But more importantly it is in easy walking distance to the Louvre, Notre Dame, Hotel D’Ville, Les Halles, Pompidou Center and hundreds of bars, cafes, restaurants and other stuff. Not only that but what is touted as the best Boulangerie/Patisserie in Paris is around the corner. ...and it’s quiet at night.

I think RS oversells the Rue Cler especially given it’s location.

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Glad you enjoyed it , however I like others do not find the area that central .

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Glad you enjoyed the area! I love to watch the locals walk their kids to the schools on the North end of Rue Cler and then see the older kids stop at Amorino gelato shop in the afternoon for an after school snack of waffles and ice cream. I know many feel there are a lot of Americans around here but if you sit at a cafe and watch, there are a lot of folks who live around there and use the stores and cafes. Before his election, President Macron lived in a building on Rue Cler right before Rue Saint-Dominique.

Enjoy your memories and don't let the opinions of those who don't care for the area diminish the fine time you had.

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we stayed on St Germain near Rue Raspail and found that a very central location--we walked everywhere including to the catacombs and cemetery---long walks; but, you get to see the city much better on foot. Rue Cler was nice and quaint, with good restaurants; but, I thought St. Germain more central at least to our liking and we have been to Paris a few times. Every time, though, we make it a point to eat somewhere on Rue Cler. My brother stayed on Rue Cler and it may have been the hotel you mentioned---was it sans air conditioning?

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We enjoyed our stay near Rue Cler on the the RS Paris tour. For our second trip to Paris, we decided to try another neighborhood - the Latin Quarter. The Hotel des Grandes Ecoles was wonderful.

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Rue Cler versus other neighborhoods is similar to other discussions such as wheelies or backpacks with passionate advocates for each choice. Enjoy travel as you see fit, I do.

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Nothing wrong with any area in Paris, from the 1st to the 20th... I love it all. I’m here now.
Just mentioned it is not central for other first time visitors who may read this. I am glad you enjoyed your time and location rosemig, not implying you should not have.

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We are not first time visitors, actually our 3rd time and we stay in different areas each visit so that we can enjoy all the different aspects. I was simply sharing what a good experience we had there, and how much we liked the location for this particular visit. I do appreciate the suggestions on other locations, which we will certainly consider on our next visit.

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Arthurperry: Did you rent an apartment or stay at a hotel. Would love to learn more about your recommendation. Thanks