Canal St-Martin is located in northeast of Paris, and connects the Canal de l'Ourcq to the river Seine. In the film Amélie, the title character skips stones here. The canal has become trendy in recent years, with several restaurants and bars opening overlooking the water. Get your drinks in a to-go cup so you can sip your drink while dangling your legs over the edge of the canal. During the day, the canal offers picturesque views, and it's a lovely place to wander outside the city bustle.
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Getting Around Paris
The best way to get around Paris is by using public transportation. The metro, bus or RER suburban trains are by far the easiest and most efficient way to move around the city. The metro operates from 6:30 a.m. until 12:30 a.m. Sunday-Thursday and 6:30 a.m. until 2:15 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. The bus operates Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. Some bus routes that serve major transit hubs have extended hours until 12:30 a.m. Metro and bus fares start at 1.70€. Multiple pass books (which afford you a discount) are available as are day passes. Taxis are also a convenient way to get around the city. Minimum fare is 6.40€ and charges vary based on traffic and time. All Paris taxi services can be contacted by calling 01 45 30 30 30.
Nearby Airports
  • Charles de Gaulle Airport-CDG
  • Paris Orly Airport-ORY
Airport Taxis
  • 45€ (depending on traffic)
Things to Do and See Near Canal St-Martin