Mar 18, 2010

In the spring and summer, my friends and I went to Quai de Valmy and Quai de Jemmapes. The streets are located in 10 th arrondissement, Canal Saint-Martin neighborhood. The streets are reserved for pedestrians and cyclists. We rented some bikes. It’s very nice and fresh. After that, we took a tour of canal by boat.

The Canal Saint-Martin neighborhood is an area between Gare du Nord and République in Northeastern Paris, in the 10th arrondissement. The canal feeds into the Seine River in the South and the Bassin de la Villete and the Canal de l'Ourq in the North. In 1802, Napoléon ordered the construction of the Canal Saint-Martin. It was built to link to the Canal de l'Ourq, to supply fresh water to the city. In the 19th century, was occupied by working-class laborers. Only recently has it started to attract well-to-do professionals eager to buy apartments with views of the canal.

Station on Paris metro: Gare de L'Est, République, Goncourt, Jacques-Bonsergent