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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 discovering of the impressionists routes 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 of Pantin, reminders of a glorious past, or soak up the atmosphere in the former La Villette abbattoirs.

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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.

Croisière du Vieux Paris sur le Canal Saint-Martin
Croisière du Vieux Paris sur le Canal Saint-Martin
Sunday 16th June 2024 (and 15 other dates)

Cruise from the Saint-Martin canal to the Seine : best of both worlds
Cruise from the Saint-Martin canal to the Seine : best of both worlds
Saturday 15th June 2024 (and 45 other dates)

Cycling cruise on Canal de l'Ourcq: from Sevran to Paris
Cycling cruise on Canal de l'Ourcq: from Sevran to Paris
Saturday 6th July 2024 (and 15 other dates)

Street art cruise on the Ourcq Canal
Street art cruise on the Ourcq Canal
Saturday 6th July 2024 (and 5 other dates)

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