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Ourcq Canal, Paris

Ourcq Canal - Paris, France
Ourcq Canal
13 Quai de la Loire, Paris, France 75019Map
Bassin de la Villette
+33 1 4239 1500
Neighborhood: 19th Arrondissement
Overview

Situated to north-east of the capital, the Canal de l'Ourcq was built in the 19th Century by Napoléon to provide Parisians with drinking water. Towards 1850, drinking water was found elsewhere and the canal network (which includes Saint-Martin and Saint-Denis) was then used to goods traffic. The 20th Century saw the start of tourism and the emergence of pleasure boats on the canal. On sunny days, visitors can enjoy cruises, which depart from the Bassin de la Villette. It is recommended to book in advance.

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Ourcq Canal General Information
  • Type: Beaches/Bodies of Water
  • Nearest Train: Jaurès
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