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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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Paris, France
Canal Saint-Martin
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank 2005monique
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank karen m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank PerthGirl50
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

Thank wwwt56
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We strolled along Canal Saint-Martin so that we could see the locks. Snagged many "Invaders" with our phones - it seems to be a hot spot for them. It was definitely a rougher area of Paris, with the open public urinals all along the canal...More

Thank Kgirl00
Reviewed 24 August 2018

I had read Canal St. Martin was just reborn and bustling with great energy. Well we didn't find it when we got there. We walked in from the beginning of the locks and it starts off in a rough area, with people sleeping in parks,...More

1  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

This is definitely a hip place! A gem! Lots of eateries and bars along the river. You can walk here in the evening and enjoy the view. Really really lovely place.

Thank pixie-alex
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Plus points: 1 min walk from Metro Modern and spotlessly clean Well appointed room with Aircon, TV, good WiFi , decent size en-suite Great price (booked through Expedia) Good sized breakfast room with decent breakfast. Friendly staff. Bad points: Terrible smell of drains in the...More

Thank Richard D
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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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29 July 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
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.