Although you may first think of the Seine, the banks of Canal Saint Martin provide a quiet spot to watch the boats and people. You can watch the locks as boats pass through in this section of the canal, listen to the sounds of a guitar, enjoy a picnic in the shade of the trees, or visit an adjacent café or bistrot. On Sundays the two streets running parallel to the canal (Quai de Jemmapes and Quai de Valmy) are reserved for pedestrians and cyclists.
There are more than 81 miles of canals and underground waterways in Paris which means for me that there is much more to explore and photograph.
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