Would you like a relaxing stroll down the Saint-Martin Canal? You are right, and you will enjoy your walk all the better as your car will be safely parked in a secure car park in Paris.
The 4.55 km long Canal Saint-Martin is located between the 10th and 11th arrondissements of Paris. It connects the Bassin de la Villette to the Port de l'Arsenal. Part of the canal is underground and does not appear on Google Maps. If you walk along the canal - which we recommend - you will pass along several basins like Bassin des Morts, the Bassin Louis-Blanc, the Bassins des Récollets, the Bassin des Marais and the Bassin du Combat. These different basins are separated by about ten locks.
To go from one bank to the other, just cross one of the numerous bridges like the Eugène-Varlin Bridge, which may interest you if you go to the Saint-Louis Hospital.
The Saint-Martin Canal is next to one of the points of Paris Plages, at the Bassin de la Villette. This will allow you to get some exercise before sunbathing and eating a sandwich (yes, we're sticking to that sandwich)
Points of interest next to the Canal Saint Martin
Le Petit Cambodge: the best Bo Buns in Paris.
Saint-Louis Hospital: Always good to know!
L'Hôtel du Nord: the famous hotel from the 1938 film.
How to get to the Canal Saint Martin by car?
Park in a car park near Gare Montparnasse and take the metro, line 4 and then line 11, to République. Park your car in the suburbs of Paris and enjoy your day without the stress of using your car in Paris!
How to get to the Canal Saint Martin by Metro?
L2: Get off at Colonel Fabien station.
L5: Get off at the Jacques Bonsergent station.
L11: Get off at the Goncourt / République station
How to get to the Canal Saint Martin by Bike?
Use vélib bike stations (city bikes) with stations across Paris!
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