Paris Postcard: Canal St Saint-Martin

Canal Saint-Martin is a 4.5 km long canal in Paris, originally built in 1802 by Napoleon to create an artificial waterway in order to supply Paris with fresh water. At one point in the canal it widens to make the largest artificial lake in Paris. I love how the people sit on the benches and canal walls soaking up the sun, having lunch or meeting their friends. You might even remember that charming moment in the movie Amélie when she skips stones at the locks of the canal. It was right here. Wish I was there….

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