Hidden Paris: discover canal Saint-Martin
Hidden Paris: discover canal Saint-Martin
Hidden Paris: discover canal Saint-Martin
Hidden Paris: discover canal Saint-Martin
Hidden Paris: discover canal Saint-Martin
Hidden Paris: discover canal Saint-Martin

Hidden Paris: discover canal Saint-Martin

Bohemians, street art, concept stores and subterranean bars on the Canal Saint-Martin.

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  • Private &

  • 3 hours

  • From
    $36.73  USD
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

What you'll do

Explore Canal St Martin, one of Paris’s arty neighborhoods where the beautiful boutiques look more like galleries and picnicking along the banks of the 19th-century waterways is a pastime. Your host knows which nonchalant-looking bars serve the best nibbles with their vin rouge, which cafes roast their coffee in-house and which stores are committed to ethical fashion. Along Rue de Marseille and Rue Beaurepaire, flit from fromageries to concept stores to contemporary galleries, or discover the old-world magic of the canal itself. At sunset, as romance makes way for revelry, gaze at buildings reflected in the still waters before ducking into hipster haunt, Gravity Bar, where your bartender will craft a personalized cocktail.

Where you’ll go

The Canal Saint-Martin is a three-mile-long waterway in northeastern Paris’s 10th arrondissement – and the only thing more picturesque than the canal itself is the neighborhood that surrounds it. Cross the 19th-century iron footbridges as you stroll two lazy miles along the canal from Boulevard Richard-Lenoir in the south to the Place de la Bataille-de-Stalingrad square in the north – an amble that promises views of a storybook Paris, from picnickers to pétanque players. But you’ll also follow your host down the hidden backstreets lined with provocative street art and offbeat boutiques. And when lunch rolls around? Pick from several trendy canalside bistros, or grab a pastry at a sidewalk cafe with other effortlessly chic locals.

  • Hidden Paris: discover canal Saint-Martin
  • Hidden Paris: discover canal Saint-Martin
  • Explore one of Paris’s prettiest neighborhoods with a local host to show you the very best bits

  • Throw together a picnic to enjoy on the banks of the canal, in true Parisian style

  • Peruse quirky boutiques and cool concept stores, or soak up nature on the lawns of Jardin Villemin

  • Have a helpful host to share the rich history of these 19th-century waterways as you stroll across the iconic iron footbridges

  • Enjoy an espresso at a Parisian sidewalk cafe, or simply move between fromageries, boulangeries, and pâtisseries for snacks

This experience will be personalized to you!

What’s included

  • 100% private and personalized experience
  • 3 hours with a host
  • Authentic local knowledge and insight
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)

Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

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