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Canal Saint-Martin

Paris, France
+33 1 42 39 15 00
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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.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Canal Saint-Martin
+33 1 42 39 15 00
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Reviewed 1 week ago

a great walk along the canal from la villette to stalingrad taking in the local streets rather than the touristy stuff. loads of nice bridges to take in and lots of stuff to do like boat rental etc a great walk through a hidden gem...More

Thank 22Atomic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is not really a secret anymore, but not at all as crowded as other famous locations in Paris. And in fact strolling along the canal gives you a different feeling of Paris, inviting to rest a while and not to rush. There are several...More

Thank duesseldorfian
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We read the reviews and walked the entire length. I would recommend taking the Metro to Jaures, and walking from there to Parc Villette. We saw a few cafes and bistros, and the summer activities looked to be fun for families. This site would be...More

Thank Orange_Carrie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Somewhat out of the main stream of tourists, we were lucky to have accommodation in the neighborhood of the canal. We very much enjoyed nearby pubs and restaurants, bakeries etc. and especially sitting down by the canal with a bottle of wine and a baguette,...More

1  Thank MDO44
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We walked up and down the canal. Great place to walk. We stopped to get drinks along the way. At the top of the canal is a floating brewery paname

Thank Autumn M
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Is this a bad neighborhood? It doesn't appear to be, and yet there is graffiti everywhere. It's just depressing. Any other city or town would make this interesting canal the center of the universe, but in Paris, it is just the ugly step-child of the...More

1  Thank Tracy K
Reviewed 30 July 2017

One of my favorite areas of Paris, this beautiful canal is lined with trees and some lovely buildings, closed by beautiful bridges. Take the slow barge cruise down to the Seine and go through the locks, watch the water level rise and fall. Chic restaurants...More

1  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Canal St. Martin offers a nice quiet location away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy a nice walk with family. The area was apparently a little run down but no longer with families out enjoying the day.

Thank Nerad
Reviewed 29 July 2017

We have been hearing about plans to clean up the waterways of major cities so that people can swim in their waters. Many plans; few accomplishments. Paris did it! On Monday, Paris’s Mayor Anne Hidalgo opened-up new open-air swimming enclosure in the Bassin de la...More

1  Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Having travelled by boat along the canal on our last visit to Paris about three years ago and being intrigued by the air vents with trailing vines in the tunnel part we decided to go for a walk on top of the canal to investigate...More

Thank RhondaMJ
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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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