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Bassin de la Villette

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Address: Quai de la Seine, Paris, France
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Seine River Cruise and Paris Canals Tour
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2.5-Hour Cruise on the Canal Saint-Martin

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Industrial Paris

This is one of the areas where all the factories were back in the day. Much of the land has been reclaimed and nice residences are being built. The canal is interesting.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Oakland, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the areas where all the factories were back in the day. Much of the land has been reclaimed and nice residences are being built. The canal is interesting.

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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

I saw it on a winter afternoon, it was very nice. I guess in the summertime it must be perfect, expecially at night

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Reviewed 26 December 2016

We took the metro to the station "Stalingrad" and then walk the whole way up to the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie. It is a nice quite area in between a city and you can relaxe. Our friends told us that during summer people are playing Boule. You can walk left or right of the water and there are... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

On a pleasant Monday morning in early May 2016, we disembarked at the Stalingrad Metro and walked from La Rotonde along the Bassin de la Villette, passing barges converted to restaurants and watching some of the water traffic. Reaching the Ibis hotel with its interesting façade next to the bridge at Rue de Crimee, which is a lift bridge (completed... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 May 2016

We walked around this area over two days. It's a great little walk in a quite suburb of Paris. Very different to the hustle of the city centre. Come here to see how Parisiens unwind at a weekend. An operahouse at one end and a science museum and park at the other. Cafes, bars, restaurants and cinemas. This place has... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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Reviewed 9 May 2016

If looking beyond the tourist attractions and want to get away from the Paris hustle this is the place! Spend an afternoon like a true parisian... It's different, relaxed, beautiful... Great, relaxed vibe! There are several places to drink and eat around the canal. Also, some paddle boats to hire... Metro access close by.

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Neutral Bay, Australia
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Reviewed 22 April 2016

Where to begin: What a great locale. It wasn't always so and there's plenty of negative comments about this area.....but don't believe them...that was then, this is now. Re-energised, developed and gentrified this former dodgy area is really delightful and the more time we spend here the more we appreciate it. We're on a boat and moored here for 2... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

I visit the place in 31 March 2016 with a friend. We walked from our place to stay tonthar bassin. The canal has beautiful view and it is surrounded by the music and performance building

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Mechelen, Belgium
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Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Bit outside the other touristic parts of Paris but certainly worth the visit. The best part of the canal de st Martin. Just walk en enjoy the people of Paris spending their weekend walking, running or playing jeu de boules in this relax zone dat away from the weekly stress. While you are here make sure to continue till the... More 

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Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

Nice place for a visit in the sun on a weekend, it's good to leave the shops and the historic buildings and get out for some fresh air in beautiful Paris

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La Villette
This futuristic landscape has come to define the northeast of Paris. The Saint-Denis canal is framed with luscious lawns and metallic buildings over a wide-open space. Home to Europe's largest science museum, this area rewards daytime and nighttime explorations; there are three concert spaces, plus cinemas and bars, and even open-air cinema in the summer. The surrounding homes are a sharp contrast to the futuristic space. Though on the outskirts of Paris, La Villette is worth the short Metro ride from the centre.
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