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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 days ago

It's a canal. Nice for a walk on a sunny day. Many people enjoyed their lunch or had a picnic there. If you just want to take a stroll and see a part of Paris that you have not seen, it's worth a visit. The...More

Thank TravelerPaul_12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sadly we took time out of our day to come and see this canal since it was recommended in our Lonely Planet Guide. It was very disappointing and not worth the visit. Dull considering all the other places to visit in Paris. We visited last...More

3  Thank Georgeglas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, you go through a water tunnel that lasts for about 15 minutes, then you go through about 8 locks. Each time boat stops at lock, water rushes in , raising the boat, gates open up and you go forward. At one of the locks,...More

2  Thank mtr1945
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here to enjoy a nice stroll along the canal and could not have been more disappointed. There were no cute or charming or quiet areas to walk at all. Seeing the canal locks was kind of nifty but other than that not much...More

2  Thank Alyne88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect location, nearby our hotel and train station. Busy place, we spend our afternoon walk here, lots of very good restaurant in the area.

Thank Charizza A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The canal, with the locks, is very pretty. It is surrounded by a number of restaurants and shops. Worth a visit IF you're nearby.

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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Neither our hosts nor my wife or I had done the Canal Saint Martin cruise through the covered river and locks. We were both surprised and delighted with the trip and the canal. It really is a marvel of engineering design. The tunnels with the...More

2  Thank CiyYoung
Reviewed 30 May 2018

We walked along this Canal on a sunny Saturday afternoon in May around 3pm in Paris and saw a large group of Parisiens dancing the Tango. It was just beautiful! After watching them for a while in admiration, we continued along until we saw the...More

Thank Marie S
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Always wanted to visit since I lived in Paris but never got a chance to until now. It was just amazing that you turned off the Seine into a small canal, through series of locks, cruise literally underneath the Place de Bastille right through the...More

3  Thank Siraveth
Reviewed 20 May 2018

It was wonderful to see the completion of the huge park. The 7-8 locks taken to get through the canal is exciting, and the views on board are wonderful. The commentary is done in French and English, although the English is difficult to understand -...More

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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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Bev A
18 October 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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19 April 2016|
Response from mark2016-57 | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I did not take the canal cruise. We walked up the canal from the Bastille district.
12 February 2015|
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Response from GeorgeKape | Reviewed this property |
Dear friend, thank you for your question. As a traveler i try to find accommodation through hotel guide and other ways like AirBNB. For a family with small children finding an apartment in Paris via AirBNB i think is a good... More