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This picturesque canal, an extension of the River Seine, is a pleasant place for a boat ride or a summer stroll.
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Canal Saint-Martin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you have seen the canals in Amsterdam this is nothing much, but it's still a vibrant place with lots of great little shops around and a few (i really mean a few) interesting buildings.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately we were in Paris during a pretty rainy period and our walk along the canal was wet, to say the least. But there are beautiful bridges along the way and I'm sure this is a gorgeous spot in the spring and summer time, especially.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Myles D
Reviewed November 6, 2018

First tip, take your own food. The cafes are not where you want to be at Canal St Martin. Where you want to be are on the banks, with the locals -- most of them young groups, and couples, a few families. Go on a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Zara M
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Wonderful canal trip across 9 locks lasting 2.5 hours for 22 euros per person - fabulous on a sunny day up on top. We were blessed with fab weather for late October and enjoyed our trip enormously.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Peter S
Reviewed October 14, 2018

After over 25 years visiting Paris at least once if not twice a year, I finally decided to walk along St Martins Canal and I have to say I am very happy I did. I joined the canal just south of Gare du Nord after...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank GabeC
Reviewed October 3, 2018

you can stroll along the whole canal - some spots are nice with plants and flowers and different kind of bridges to cross the canal , walking bridges, turning bridges etc- other places not so nice - early in the morning homeless people sleeping on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 2005monique
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

We often stay around this area when we visit Paris. Very pleasant to stroll along, look at the ducks, the bridges, the swing road bridges and all the people just sitting around enjoying the ambiance.. like most of Paris, it could be a little cleaner

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank karenm642
Reviewed September 20, 2018

I never get tired of walking along this canal or crossing the bridges, or watching the locks raise and lower the water levels. This has become a very popular part of town for all of its atmosphere. Take a canal cruise!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

I rather liked it...it's something a little different. I came across a nice food market on the way. It is a pleasant walk and lots of eateries around. Unfortunately I veered down a side street and lost the canal...so my tip is don't do what...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PerthGirl50
Reviewed September 12, 2018

it was nice to see groups and couples gather around the canal to enjoy the company and the setting. it is a nice walk on either side especially later in the day and around sunset.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Canal Saint-Martin
The tree-lined Canal Saint-Martin is the focal point
of one of the most romantic and hip areas of Paris.
Watch boats travel along the canal while lovers and
friends take in the atmosphere from the banks or the
bridges. Evenings see hoards fill the embankments to
drink wine and enjoy good company. The colder days
lead people to hipster bars, cozy restaurants, and
concert spaces. Those who are more adventurous may
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July 28, 2018|
Response from JessiesGrandma47 | Reviewed this property |
The Seine Cruise is lovely at night, As is watching the sun go down from the top of the Eiffel Tower. Perhaps after the Golf! I love the Buddha Bar! Brilliant atmosphere, delicious fusion food, great music. This is... More
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October 18, 2017|
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Response from duesseldorfian | Reviewed this property |
We went there from Metro station „Republique“, a few blocks walking distance, through an area with many bars and restaurants. At the canal all was pretty peaceful
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Monty R
Kaunas, Lithuania
2 days is Paris (10 Replies)
Hello, I will be staying in Paris for only 3 nights and 2 days and would like a advice what should I definitely see a and what should I skip? I will be staying near Canal Saint Martin and will have a car that I can use. By the way, I'm disabled, use a wheelchair, which is electric and adapted to drive through cobblestones, can drive up to 70 km without charging, and can go up a few stair steps if they are not steeper than 11 cm - 4.33 inches . Thank you for the answers in advance.
November 11, 2015|
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A car will be a useless and expensive thing in Paris. What you should see and do depends on what YOU want to see and do. Any guidebook will give you a start on what might be appealing.
Newcastle, GB
Canal Saint-Martin Boat trips (5 Replies)
Has anypne been on one of these boat trips? or knows where to get info on where they set off from ,cost etc ?
September 17, 2007|
Response fromyymca6|
I did use both companies that do the tour, both in the morning. So you leave La Villette and get down Canal St-Martin to finally get on the Seine close to the Pnt-Neuf. One company is CANAUXRAMA and the one is I think Parisvision (but not sure about this one). Nice ride, close to 2.5-3 hrs easy. You see part of the Old Paris. If you want to cut short and cheap, go to République Métro Station and walk on Faubourg du Temple to Boulevard Richard Lenoir, make a left and walk along the Canal.
Los Angeles, California
Stroll Along Canal Saint-Martin (7 Replies)
Hi everyone. In our upcoming trip in November, I would like to spend 2-3 hours strolling along Canal Saint-Martin (because of Amelie :) and perhaps explore a little bit the neighborhoods nearby like Belleville. Because of our other arrangements, we can only fit this in the morning (9am) or at night (8pm). When is the better time to visit? Also, this would be our first time in Paris (for 5 days), should we include this in our itinerary or is it not worth it for a first trip? Thank you!!
September 20, 2017|
Response fromsandraca283|
Du Pain et des Idées seems amazing! Thank you! I'm planning to eat as much bread as possible :)