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Cruise the canal Saint Martin

Cruise the canal Saint Martin

Credit : JLPC

Atmosphere, Atmosphere! An unusual and romantic cruise at the heart of " Paris of the Parisians ". Of the Marina of Paris-arsenal in the Marina of the pond of the Villette. Navigate the Saint Martin canal and leave by chance its locks, bascule bridges and of its mysterious subterranean vault of the Bastille, full of holes of light... A place marked with magic and with beauty. Then the Hotel of the North, made famous by the movie of Marcel Carné's same name in 1938. To end your cruise on the pond of the Villette. This canal of small size was intended, originally, for the drinkable water conveyance in the capital. Inaugurated in 1825, it contains nine locks and two bascule bridges for a total lowering of 25 m. With the canal of Ourcq, the pond of Villette and the canal Saint-Denis, it establishes the network of canals Parisian, 130 km long, which belongs to the City of Paris.
The canal Saint-Martin is registered ancient memorial since February 23rd, 1993

5 km
max. 53 m
min. 29 m
47 m
-25 m
Styles : BaladeIn townUnusual
Public : FamilySeniors
Themes : CulturalPatrimony

Starting point


75012 Paris-12e-arrondissement
Lat : 48.8479Lng : 2.36688
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Pond of the Villette and the Port

Around the site of canals developed, from the second quarter of the...Read more

157T Rue de Crimée 75019 Paris-19e-arrondissement
Lat : 48.8875Lng : 2.37711
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Marina of Paris Arsenal

Situated in the district of the Bastille, the pond of the Arsenal...Read more

11 Boulevard de la Bastille 75012 Paris-12e-arrondissement
Lat : 48.8479Lng : 2.36688
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1 informations complémentaires

Navigation from Paris Arsenal to the pond of the Villette

Distance in km: 4,5 km
Number of locks: 8
Size (length x width): 42 m x 7,80 m
Draft: 1,80 m
Headroom: 4,20 m

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