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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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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were on a mission to discover 'off-the beaten-track' places on our recent trip to Paris. The barge cruise on the canal, followed by a walk totally ticked the box. It was the perfect way to spend a warm summer day. I found lots of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Ursula M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Saint Martin Canal is a don’t miss experience in Paris. We took the Metro (Stalingrad stop) to the basin were the canal starts and walked down the canal to the Seine. It’s just about a 3 kilometer walk, but it is totally worth the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank ElwinBR
Reviewed June 2, 2019 via mobile

Away from the hustle bustle of the chaotic city this is a place for a quiet stroll along the canal where the extension of the Siene river flows. One finds people along with their children out here enjoying each other's company basking in the sun....More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Medha A
Reviewed May 29, 2019 via mobile

My friend and I enjoyed the ride and a nice experience too. The commentator was very good in his work and explained the history of the canal. And also other historical sites as the boat moves along. Great experience and will recommend this if you...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank lizchoy
Reviewed May 25, 2019

Walk along the Canal Saint Martin from Place de la Bastille to the Bassin de la Villette and you won't be disappointed. It will be a very pleasant interlude, punctuated (if you are like me) by drinks/coffees at bars along the way. The Bassin is...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Julian L
Reviewed April 29, 2019 via mobile

Best wander place in Paris. Especially if its sunny, you can enjoy a bmdrink by the canal with your friends listening to strangers playing music. It's so busy after work but it's a great opportunity to socialise and meet new people!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ElinaBlum
Reviewed April 24, 2019

We had luck. The weather could not be better for the spring. Our cruise at the Canal Saint Martin was .wonderfull. Everywhere people had a great time. We endjoy the locks and 8 small breaks.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Hans L
Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

We spent an entire afternoon along canal Saint Martin and adored every single second of it! We could have not been happier. There is a beautiful park along it and lovely shops. Plus you can take a boat and navigate it. An absolute pleasure

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Maurizia-Ramzi
Reviewed April 17, 2019

In case you didn't notice, this beautiful canal is also featured in Amélie. Paris has many aspects - a milieu of culture, centuries of history and an eclectic choice of food. On the surface this canal is such a lovely place, but behind or below...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank Freddy W
Reviewed March 28, 2019

We took our teenage kids and stayed near the Canal Saint-Martin. It was close to the tube and in the heart of Paris living. Lots of shops, restaurants and just interesting things to do. People watching was good too.

Date of experience: June 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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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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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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