Canal St. Martin - 10eme, Paris.
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The 10th arrondissement is best-known as the home of the Canal Saint-Martin, a roughly three-mile-long canal originally built by Napoleon in the early 1800s to help increase the city’s fresh water supply.

These days, the wide cobblestone banks are a major warm-weather hotspot, as locals and tourists of all stripes flock to the water’s edge to relax with a book, listen to live music, and even take a boat down the canal before popping in to one of the many surrounding cafés.

Cyclists also know to head to the area on Sundays, when the parallel-running thoroughfares of Quai de Valmy and Quai de Jemmapes close off to motorized vehicle traffic.

A large student presence keeps the area busy at night, with lots of unpretentious clubs and cool local watering holes to choose from. Those looking to stretch their Euros will want to make their way a few blocks from the canal itself, while trendier scenes are easy to find a stone’s throw from the H2O.

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