Canal Saint-Martin



Experience many of the scenes from a trip along the Canal St.Martin in Paris. These views are from 'Marcel Carne', a canal boat operated by the Canauxrama company.

Historical Facts:
"Gaspard de Chabrol, prefect of Paris, proposed building a canal from the Ourcq River (starting 100 km northeast of Paris). The canal was dug from 1802 to 1825, funded by a new tax on wine. The canal was also used to supply Paris with food (grain), building materials, and other goods, carried on canal boats. Two ports were created in Paris on the canal to unload the boats: the Port de l'Arsenal and the Bassin de la Villette." Source: Wikepedia

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