We stayed in the Rue Cler neighborhood when we were in Paris. It was a great area and very convenient. Recently Jackson and I bought a large photographic print (at the Bellevue Art Fair) of a scene in Rue Cler. We are having it framed now but I got the description of the photograph from the photographer the other day. Josh Trefethen wrote wonderfully about each photograph. Here is his description of Rue Cler:
"Rue Cler, just southeast of the Eiffel Tower in downtown Paris, is a beautiful, pedestrian only street. The cobblestone street is eclectic, lined with neat little shops. As my wife and I were strolling down an older woman stopped next to us and parked her bicycle in front of the flower shop as she went inside to fulfill her errands. The bicycle provided the perfect subject to go with the colorful backdrop of the flower shop.
Located in the 7th arrondissement on the left bank of the Seine, the Rue Cler is just blocks away from the Eiffel Tower and Invilades and is a true Parisian market street. Traffic free since 1984, the shops that line this picturesque cobble stoned street overflow onto the sidewalk and street. There are flower shops and bakeries, as well as chocolate, wine, and cheese shops, along with restaurants, hotels, a bank and post office - everything you need to survive."
Here is the photograph called Rue Cler Fleur from Josh's website:
He has some great pictures on the site. Here's another one I love: