Parisian canals

Grands moulins and canal de l'Ourcq in PantinAlong the waterways : Paris canals

Enjoy cool and refreshing walks along the banks of the rivers and canals, by following in the steps of the impressionists along the Seine or retracing the steps of dancers in the famous guinguettes by the banks of the Marne.

Take a country walk along the banks of the Canal de l'Ourcq : you can walk through the Poudrerie Forest Park, along by the Pont de Flandre lock and the Grands Moulins at Pantin, reminders of a glorious past, or soak up the atmosphere in the former La Villette abbattoirs.

Discover the numerous activities taking place all year round in the Bassin de la Villette : water sports centre, cruises, performances and concerts, Paris Plage beach festival and more…

Experience the atmosphere of Paris in a bygone age along the Canal Saint-Martin. The mysterious vaulted tunnels, the waterways bordered by chestnut trees, the romantic footbridges and the numerous bars make the Canal Saint-Martin a essential place for lovers of the capital to visit

And for the more athletic among you, the Canal Saint-Denis offers the opportunity for a long skate or bike ride from the Bassin de la Villette to the Stade de France along sections of the redeveloped canal banks in Aubervilliers and Saint-Denis.

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