Canal Saint-Martin

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7 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

The Canal Saint Martin has evolved tremendously since its beginnings as a vehicle for supplying fresh water to the city, as ordered by Napoleon in the early 19th century. Full review →



Long a working-class neighborhood with an edge, the Canal St-Martin is the latest quartier to be reinvented by artists and young bohemians.


Condé Nast Traveler

Paris Canal Company's two-and-a-half-hour Canal Saint-Martin cruise starts at the dock in front of the Musée d'Orsay and runs underground for a spooky mile and a half. Full review →


Fodor's Tick Choice

This once-forgotten canal has morphed into one of the city's trendiest places to wander. Full review →


Lonely Planet

A wonderful place for a romantic stroll or a bike ride past nine locks, metal bridges and ordinary Parisian neighbourhoods. Full review →


Michelin Guide 53

With its bridges, 9 locks and lines of trees, its pond sometimes higher than the embankment, the canal Saint-Martin is a charming spot. Full review →


Not For Tourists

River banks, picnics, relaxed and arty neighborhood, bars, restaurants, shops. Full review →

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