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Le Canal St-Martin

canal saint-martin

Metro : République or Goncourt. 10th arrondissement.
The Canal St-Martin evokes clearly pre-war Paris, the working-class accent of the Belleville quarter, the famous black and white film Hôtel du Nord and its cheeky-voiced actress Arletty. The Hôtel du Nord still exists, its total renovation leaving untouched the original white façade. The canal itself was constructed in 1825 at the behest of Napoleon III, the calm, straight waterway an effort to alleviate the congestion on the Seine between la Villette and République, as well as a means of providing drinking water to residents of the west of Paris. Measuring a little over 4km, it’s one of the most interesting attractions of the 10th arrondissement with its many quaint metal bridges and working locks. These days tourist barges make their way along the canal at near-walking pace, those aboard gliding through the heart of the quarter, seemingly at the doorsteps of the bourgeois buildings lining the route. In the last few years the quarter has become quite fashionable, a new generation of artists transforming ancient lofts into luxury apartments. On a sunny day this is truly one of the most picturesque Parisian locations for a walk or jog.

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