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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 2 weeks ago

Unless you e done everything else in Paris, don’t bother with this area. Just a small canal wedged between traffic filled roads. Water is full of algae. I found it to be a big disappointment.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The walk gets nicer the closer to Republique you get. I don't know of any boat rides down the canal, but I see that some who have reviewed here may have taken them. I wouldn't recommend that. Just stroll the Canal and get the to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it looks a little bit like a canal from Amsterdam but then with high bridges to cross it. The canal isn’t wide but lengthy and is a joy to stroll alongside it. Plenty of bars and restaurants along the walk. Its quite a quiet place...More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank KanaAizawa2012
Reviewed 9 September 2019 via mobile

Besides this costing you 22 euro each, you will find yourself sitting through a monotonous 9 lock process of leveling the water to enter the lower ( or higher, depending on the direction of your trip) section of the canal. The only interesting, for a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank vladmeisterNYC
Reviewed 3 September 2019 via mobile

We done the Canal cruise which lasted 2.30 hour's going through many locks. The highlight of the trip is going through the tunnel which is 1.8 kms long. Start at any location transport very easy to get to both ports where the canal cruise start's....More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank DarrenS344
Reviewed 22 August 2019 via mobile

It was a very enjoyable journey, with good commentary, visiting what was once an industrial area, but has enjoyed a renaissance. A realising way to spend a couple of hours.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank LeonardOFinchley
Reviewed 14 August 2019 via mobile

Canal Saint-Martin sits in the 10th arrondissement and is such a great neighborhood. Normally we stay in the 8th in a nice little hotel. However this time we were traveling with my son, so we air b &b’ed it. Did I mention I loved this...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank RonWaer
Reviewed 11 August 2019 via mobile

Has become dirty and a shadow of a few years back. Litter everywhere, dirty water instead of hordes of people sitting around chatting while sipping some wine on a warm evening.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Lambretta101
Reviewed 8 August 2019

Start at the Place de la Bastille and walk down the side of the canal to end up right by the river Seine. I did not intend to make this walk, however I read the map upside down when looking for somewhere else and so...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mike F
Reviewed 7 August 2019

This was a great, slow-paced way to see a different side of Paris. Loved it and will do again on our next trip to town.

Date of experience: July 2019
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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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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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