Customers seated outside the Café du Marché on rue Cler.

Paris on a plate: At the 188-room Hotel Plaza Athénée, guests dine well. The hotel’s celebrated Alain Ducasse restaurant rolls out new menus seasonally, each one bursting with fresh, modern, French fare that claims three Michelin stars. A short stroll over the Alma Bridge from the hotel, the leafy seventh arrondissement is filled with eighteenth-century mansions, art nouveau buildings—and more quintessentially parisian dining. Nearby, on rue Cler, one of the city’s loveliest open air markets overflows with ripe cheeses and handmade candies.

—Haas Mrue, Travel+Life Magazine, July/August 2004

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