Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Canal Saint-Martin - les passerelles piétonnes

Canal Saint-Martin

Along the canal you find many pedestrian walkways,
arched high over the canal to allow for passing boats. 

Although I have never taken the trip, many report that a leisurely excursion on Canal St. Martin gives a different view along the quais.  My friend Marie and I watched this boat pass through the locks on a bright Sunday afternoon.  On canal Saint-Martin alone there are seven bridges, the majority of which are passerelles piétonnes (footbridges).

They all have names and I will have to search to put the proper name and location on this one.  It is very close to Hotel du Nord on Quai de Jemmapes. 

Passerelle piétonne, Canal Saint-Martin
Near Rue de la Grange
75010, Paris


Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:
What a lovely idea to take a trip through some of the canals. You must do it one day! We did something similar in Bruges, a little touristy perhaps, and enjoyed it immensely.

Pierre BOYER said...

J'aime beaucoup...
Belle journée,


Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

I plan to go here on a Sunday too!!! (I leave this Saturday in fact and will arrive in London first..not long now). I am reassured that it will be good now that I've seen it on your blog :)

Joe said...

It's dark here under the bridge, away from the light of day. The metal creaks, the graffiti shrieks while the water lap, lap, laps at the banks.

M said...

And, oh, what a lovely Sunday afternoon it was! Great capture of the boat as it had gone under the bridge.

Malyss said...

I'm sad to see grafitti there..

Cezar and Léia said...

I like b&w for this picture. I agree with Malyss,it's a pity to see that grafitti.

Irredento Urbanita said...

One of the things I need to do is go on a boat on the Sena River.



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Kristie Franklin said...

Interesting view! I wonder why there is so much grafitti in Paris? :)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Thank you for your kind comments today. I am working long days on the west coast this week and what a delight it is to read what my friends had to say.

I do think that this trip is less touristy than the Seine cruises. There is one of these trips that take you into the underground passages of the canal. Would that be like the "tunnel of love?"

I hate seeing the graffiti everywhere. You will find this odd when you see what I post for Thursday! I do like "street art."


Starman said...

Walking along the Canal St. Martin is a great way to spend an afternoon....or evening. Especially with all the new cafes and bistrots that have popped up recently.

AL said...

On all my visits to Paris, I have never associated the city with fact I can't remember having seen a canal there. Thanks for the info and the continued photos. Bises.