Canal Saint-Martin Walking Tour, Paris

Canal Saint-Martin Walking Tour (Self Guided), Paris

Paris ticks the tourist boxes for iconic attractions, such as the Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Élysées, but some of its loveliest sights are off the beaten track. Take for example the Canal Saint-Martin, a 19th-century waterway with shaded paths, metal bridges and locks. This is a gorgeous part of the city, where you can walk, jog or cycle along the canal's banks. The area is very popular with university students.

In the early evening as the sun sets softly over the city, many couples enjoy a romantic stroll by the water's edge. During your waterside walk, pop into the cafés and boutiques that border the canal. Watch as the occasional passing barge navigates the channel. In the spring and summer months, the banks of the canal attract many Parisians who come to picnic in a scenic environment.

Canal Saint-Martin received a lot of attention once the 2001 film Amelie came out in cinemas. The canal backdrop provided atmospheric locations for some of its scenes. For those who like to exercise in the fresh air, untroubled by passing traffic, come here on a Sunday. That is when two streets running parallel to the canal, Quai de Valmy and Quai de Jemmapes are only open to pedestrians and cyclists. If you need two wheels, there are plenty of places in the city where you can rent a bike.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,000 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Canal Saint-Martin Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Canal Saint-Martin Walking Tour
Guide Location: France » Paris
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
Author: Helen
Place de la République

1) Place de la République

Place de la République

2) Place de la République

Quai de Jemmapes

3) Quai de Jemmapes

Canal Saint-Martin

4) Canal Saint-Martin

Canal Saint-Martin

5) Canal Saint-Martin

Canal Saint-Martin

7) Canal Saint-Martin

Canal Saint-Martin

8) Canal Saint-Martin

Canal Saint-Martin

9) Canal Saint-Martin

Canal Saint-Martin

10) Canal Saint-Martin

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11) Canal Saint-Martin

Walking Tours in Paris, France

Create Your Own Walk in Paris

Create Your Own Walk in Paris

Creating your own self-guided walk in Paris is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Paris Introduction Walking Tour I

Paris Introduction Walking Tour I

The capital of France takes its name from the Celtic tribe of Parisii who, back in the Iron Age, around the 3rd century BC, settled near the river Seine. The Romans conquered the Parisii and established on their land a garrison town which, towards the end of the 5th century AD, fell to the Franks and flourished under their rule. Despite wars, revolutions and numerous social cataclysms, Paris had...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
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Champs-Elysees Walking Tour

Champs-Elysees Walking Tour

On this self-guided walk you will witness the grandeur of the 8th arrondissement of the French capital – one of its busiest and chic neighborhoods, thanks to the presence of Avenue des Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, and Place de la Concorde.

Your best plan would be to start with the Triumphal Arch and walk up to its viewing area for great sights down the Champs-Élysées – a lovely...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 Km or 2.9 Miles
Le Marais Walking Tour

Le Marais Walking Tour

The district known to locals as "Le Marais" used to be a bourgeois area in the past and a major center of the Paris Jewish community that still exists today. Here, you will find different bookshops specializing in Jewish books, restaurants with traditional Jewish food and a synagogue. As one of the hippest neighborhoods in the city, it also has no shortage of narrow medieval streets,...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles
St-Germain-des-Pres Walking Tour

St-Germain-des-Pres Walking Tour

This self-guided walk takes you to explore the 6th arrondissement, covering the quarter of St-Germain-des-Prés, the riverside districts and the areas nearby the Luxembourg Garden. It is one of the most expensive districts of Paris, home to posh boutiques, eateries and iconic cafes once favored by philosophers and legendary writers, the likes of Hemingway and Camus. The area is likewise renowned...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Souvenirs Shopping Walk

Souvenirs Shopping Walk

It would be a pity to leave Paris without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. Being one of the world's premier shopping cities, Paris attracts thousands of shopaholics every year. Even people who hate shopping, enjoy doing it in Paris. In addition to fabulous designer shops and luxury items, it is a great destination if you are into fashion, gourmet...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 Km or 3.1 Miles
Eiffel Tower Walking Tour

Eiffel Tower Walking Tour

The 7th arrondissement of Paris is the most affluent and prestigious residential area in France, home to world-famous Eiffel Tower and the French upper class alongside a number of French national institutions, government offices and diplomatic missions. This historical neighborhood boasts typically Parisian architecture complete with vibrant cafés, restaurants and gourmet shops which draw foodies...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 Km or 2.9 Miles

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