Canal Saint Martin

Bike Touring Highlight

Recommended by 19 out of 20 cyclists


  • Amy

    The Canal Saint-Martin runs almost 3 miles (5km) through the heart of Paris, joining the Canal de l'Ourcq to the River Seine. Its construction began in 1802 under the orders of Napoleon and ended in 1825, funded by a new wine tax. Today, the canal is popular with locals and tourists who sit at the water's edge, enjoying wine and beers. There are many popular restaurants and bars along the canal such as Le Comptoir Général, Chez Prune, and Point Ephémère.

    • July 5, 2019

  • Rosty

    The French have a reputation as revolutionaries and lovers of the Aant-garde and so it is no wonder that they have also graffiti and street art in their hearts. Just around the Rue Oberkampf you will be rewarded with great pictures. From here, continue straight through Ménilmontant to Belleville. The most infamous Parisian street artist is Invader. Since 1998, this mysterious artist has "invaded" more than 60 cities worldwide with his video game mosaics. Determined and foolhardy, he likes to take you to difficult to reach places.

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    • July 25, 2019

  • Yannick P.

    Where there are these channels the air is a little more breathable, the people a little more fun and the pieces of glass a little more :)!

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    • October 18, 2019

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Location: Paris, France


  • Elevation50 m

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