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Located in the working-class district, surrounded by factories, the canal and its promenade gives an excellent picture of the life of ordinary Parisians.
Canal Saint-Martin was built in the 19th century and for several decades it is considered a symbol of another, hidden from the prying eyes of Paris. Here you can find the fishermen, barges and factories.
The canal starts from the Arsenal reservoir, on the Place de la Bastille than it goes underground, appears near the Republic Square, and ends at La Villette Park. Through the channel there are bridges, from where you can throw pebbles into the water, as did Amelie.
You can see Saint-Martin in many famous films, for example, in the "Northern Hotel" or "Amelie", but it seems it became popular in 2016 when it was drained. The previous time it was drained in 2001 and then, after cleaning, 40 tons of garbage were taken out.
When more than 90 thousand cubic meters of water were pumped from the channel, the Parisians were struck by an amazing sight. Several hundred bicycles, old mobile phones, scooters, cameras and many other shocking findings were lying on the bottom of the canal.
It took a lot of time and effort to clean the canal, so if you decide to take a water trip or a walk along the canal be careful and do not drop things into it - spare the Parisians.
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Place de la Concorde
The eight-cornered central square of Paris - Place de la Concorde - is located between the Champs Elysées and the gardens of the Tuileries Palace.5
The tomb of Napoleon, the Museum of the History of War, Les Invalides Church and many other sights you can see at the Les Invalides.1
One of the largest and oldest museums in the world has a huge collection of art and historical relics from all around the world.46
This place gathers men and women from all over the world for shopping. Visit the gallery and plunge into the world of fashion industry.6
Wall of Love
Walls are built to separate and protect people from each other. This wall is designed to unite and bring peace and love into people's hearts.11
Cafe de Flore
Cafe de Flore is a famous custom in the heart of Paris. A favorite bohemian cafe of Parisian poets, artists and other celebrities.18
Insanely popular cafe, both among tourists and among local residents, as here they serve the most delicious ice cream in Paris.12
Tertre Square is 200 meters from the famous Sacré-Cœur Basilica; it is considered as the heart of Montmartre and is the center of modern art.5
Cafe des Deux Moulins
After the release of the movie "Amélie" this cafe, where the main character was a waitress, instantly became a landmark of Paris.26
Champ de Mars
A famous public park the Champ de Mars at the Eiffel Tower is opened round the clock. It is both Parisians and visitors favourite place.40
It deserves special attention due to its splendor, chic, glorious and rich history, inspiring performances and unforgettable decorations.9