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 1,500 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from Apple App Store or Google Play Store 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

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Canal Saint-Martin

8) Canal Saint-Martin

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Walking Tours in Paris, France

Create Your Own Walk in Paris

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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.
Champs-Elysees Walking Tour

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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.

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 Km or 3.1 Miles
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Originally named “Mons Martis”, meaning the “Mount of Mars”, Montmartre is one of the most famous and visited neighborhoods in Paris. Beyond the Sacré-Coeur, the Moulin Rouge and notable landmarks, the district is also about the atmosphere, the narrow streets, and the artsy culture that has made Paris famous. Once home to artists such as Monet, Picasso and Van Gogh, Montmartre continues...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
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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
The French Revolution Landmarks Walking Tour

The French Revolution Landmarks Walking Tour

The French Revolution had a huge impact on France's history as it gave rise to a radical democratic republic and resulted in quite a bit of violence during the infamous "Reign of Terror". Even though many of Paris’ buildings were damaged in the course of the bloody conflicts, the sites they occupied – which you can find on this self-guided tour – are of a great historical...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.3 Km or 4.5 Miles
Paris Introduction Walking Tour I

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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)
Travel Distance: 5.1 Km or 3.2 Miles

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