You plan to spend a few days in the capital to discover Paris and its charms, no doubt that the discovery of the Canal Saint-Martin is on your schedule. If this is the case, you might consider finding a hotel near Canal Saint-Martin. That’s good, we have an address to propose you to discover this district with such a special atmosphere…
A bit of history on the Canal Saint-Martin
4.55 kilometres long and linking the Bassin de la Villette to the Port de l’Arsenal, the Canal Saint-Martin was built between 1822 and 1825 by decision of Napoleon Bonaparte nearly twenty years earlier.
The poor supply of drinking water led decision-makers to envisage the construction of this canal with the aim of avoiding future epidemics directly linked to poor hygiene conditions. At the same time, the work will simplify the transport of goods and construction materials.
If the project achieves its main objective and sees many workshops and factories coming to settle nearby, the open-air canal soon shows its limits, especially in terms of land traffic. In 1860, Georges-Eugène Haussmann planned to modernise the Canal Saint-Martin. This was to bear fruit a few years later! In order not to harm either river navigation or land traffic, the canal was lowered by 6 metres and covered for almost 2 kilometres, while a fixed bridge was built.
Today, companies have deserted the Canal Saint-Martin. However, tourists come to admire the 9 locks, the 2 swing bridges, the 2 fixed bridges but also the 5 pedestrian footbridges which give it a real charm of yesteryear.
The Canal Saint-Martin, a place to walk and relax
Because of its charm and the romanticism it embodies, the Canal Saint-Martin is a very popular destination for tourists and Parisians alike.
Yes, people come on foot, skateboard or bike to stroll along its banks or simply to sit on a bench and enjoy the moment. Admire the passage of a lock by a barge or a swing bridge in action is one of the small pleasures that the Canal Saint-Martin can provide.
Going up the canal towards the Bassin de la Villette, many craft shops, cafés and restaurants will perhaps arouse some desires…
Unless you simply let yourself be tempted by a boat cruise on the canal, a good idea to discover all its secrets.
Where to find a hotel room near the Canal Saint-Martin ?
The green setting and the special atmosphere of the Canal Saint-Martin have convinced you, so it’s time to think about finding accommodation to fully enjoy the place.
The Résidence Cadet might be the perfect answer to your accommodation needs. Ideally located just a few hundred metres from the Canal Saint-Martin (access on foot or by public transport), our establishment offers studios and apartments that can accommodate from 1 to 6 people.
Warm, comfortable and with a contemporary decoration, the rooms of our hotel close to the Canal Saint-Martin will be ideal to relax after a day of walking and sightseeing.
Accessible at affordable rates that include various services, they are particularly suitable for family stays.
If your ambition was to find a hotel room close to the Canal Saint-Martin, you have probably found it. All you have to do is book it at the Résidence Cadet. You will then be ready for an exceptional stay in Paris.