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Promenading the Banks of Canal Saint-Martin

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For those, like me who were unaware of this canal in Paris!

Travel with Intent

I love a waterside walk and Paris obliges with the Seine, of course. But it has another waterway that makes for a pleasant stroll, one that isn’t so well known by tourists and therefore more likely to provide a moment of peace in this busy city. Though, on the bright autumn day that I chose to investigate the canal, the locals were there in force to enjoy the rays.


Take a little stroll up the east bank with me and you’ll see why it has become my new favourite place for a Paris promenade.  It’s easy to reach – just a short walk from Place de la Republique (see map at end of post).


It really was the perfect day to take this stroll.


…or to sit and not stroll.

a1-7041There are several crossing points, some just pedestrian, but a couple are swing road bridges.


It wasn’t just busy on…

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