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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Paris In July: Rue Cler

Every summer bloggers around the world join in the Paris In July posts (you'll find a list of links on the left rail here)  -- all posts  related in some way to Paris and/or France. Since I seem to be in a farm market frame of mind, I thought I'd extend it by taking you to one of Paris' great market streets, Rue Cler.


It is only a couple of blocks long, but on this charming street (and round the corner) you will find some delightful cafes and restaurants, along with wine and cheese shops. Of course, you can grab a piece of fruit or two to enjoy as well!


But it was the flowers that so attracted me and so many other shoppers.


My visit was in early spring and the markets were beginning to come to life with the splashy colors of spring!


I am such a sucker for hydrangeas. Rue Cler does not disappoint.


And as you canimagine, the freesia and so many other flowers shared their beautiful fragrances with every person passing by.


Indeed, I was enchanted by Rue Cler and its surrounding neighborhood. Perhaps it was time for a break!


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21 comments:

Anne Jeffries said...

Good morning, Jeanie. Yesterday the lake country; today, Paris. Lovely visits. Your little farmers market from yesterday can definitely compete with Paris.

Mae Travels said...

Hi Jeanie,
Every time you post on Rue Cler I have wonderful memories of our friends who lived there in the 70s thru the early 90s --- as I've no doubt mentioned to you in the past. They had a second floor (first, by French count) apartment above a butcher shop -- you could see the butcher sign in front of one of their windows. The butcher had a right to live there but didn't choose to do so.

The cheese shop around the corner and one across the street were fabulous. Of course the fruit and vegetables were great too, and the cafe on the corner, I think on Ave. de la Bourdonnais. I doubt if I have a single photo from that time and place so I love yours.

best... mae

Joanne Huffman said...

I really must head out to Paris sometime!

Sara said...

Lovely photos. Must check out the other posts. Thx!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Oh Jeanie, thank you so much for sharing these beautiful photos!
You look gorgeous!
fondly,
Penny

Marilyn said...

I adore the open air markets and flower shops in Paris. I could just stand, sniff, and take in the beauty all day long. Thanks for this share, it is just beautiful.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

What lovely sights! I would have the same expression of entrancement on my face if I were there. :-)

Tracy said...

Oooo...THANK YOU for taking us back, Jeanie! Food (those peaches!), flowers, cafes... *swoon*... c'est tres, tres jolie! ;o) ((HUGS))

littleRamstudio said...

Paris in the Springtime - formidable!

Although Paris is wonderful every day of the year.

Gorgeous market photos too.

Heather :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Well, BONJOUR MA BELLE! Aren't you beautiful here!!!!

There's nothing like Paris in July, or any time of year for that matter. What a place, hey? Have a super day my friend. Anita

The Old Parsonage said...

Ahh those flowers! I would have had to buy fresh cut to enjoy while staying - GORGEOUS! As are you my friend!

Enjoy your weekend!
Leann

Arti said...

Delightful post and thanks for being the tour guide here. I must visit Rue Cler the next time I go to Paris. I'd be most interested to sit in the cafes and look out to the beautiful street of flowers. Don't know when, but before I go I'll be sure to check your blog again to plan my itinerary. :) BTW, I'm joining too. You'll love this movie I just reviewed: Haute Cuisine.

gigihawaii said...

You look so pretty in that photo. Nice flowers, too.

Adria J. Cimino said...

What lovely photos! I really enjoy looking at the beautiful flowers that seem to be everywhere in Paris...

Tante Mali said...

I love your market shots!!! There is so much live in all of them, so much real live I mean!
Have a wonderful time and all my best from Austria
Elisabeth

Bella Rum said...

The colors are so vibrant. I'd love to walk right into your photos. I can almost smell the fresh fruit and flowers. Another visual treat from you to us.

shoreacres said...

Everything is displayed so beautifully. I'm especially taken with the flowers. Like almost everyone, I suppose, I love hydrangeas, but this has been my year to realize they come in more colors than pink, blue and white!

I have a feeling we might be seeing more from that café!

Barb said...

Well, I'm in Paris mode because my husband is recording the tour and watching and rewatching each stage. I'll be glad when they actually get to Paris! Gosh - those hydrangeas are fabulous!

Maggie said...

Lovely to visit Rue Cler with you, a couple of years ago I stayed overnight with friends in a small hotel just around the corner and we enjoyed a great evening together at a restaurant in Rue Cler.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Amazing color. I missed this lovely spot on my visit to Paris four years ago. Thank you for taking me along with you this year.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Love this post! It's nice to get a little Paris fix as I have been missing it extra badly lately - especially since I just sent an email with recommendations on things to see and do to a friend who will be there this month. I LOVE checking out the markets in Paris. The signs for the flowers and food are always so charming and it's a great way to feel like a bit of a local!

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