Paris Arsenal harbour and garden, a place to rest and play

The Paris Arsenal harbour is located along Saint Martin canal, between place de la Bastille and the Seine, which canal joins through a sluice gate.

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It’s a good place to take a stroll, lay on the grass in the sun, and dream of taking off.

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Along the harbour is a neat garden with playgrounds for children.

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And if feel like sailing with the stream, you may take a 2.30 hour cruise along the canal.

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This boat is called Arletty after a famous french actress of the thirties, and an as well famous 1938 film by Marcel Carné , “hôtel du Nord“, which major setting was this hotel and a bridge over the canal. Arletty plays a legendary scene and this part of the canal still seems part of this film universe.

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Port et Jardin de l’Arsenal, Métro Bastille and Quai de la Rapée, accesses on boulevard de la Bastille.

Canauxrama : http://www.canauxrama.com/saint-martin.htm

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