Canal Saint-Martin attracts sundry crowds. Model-types pose along the canal’s banks while unshaven philosophers ruminate waterside and demure couples dine at brightly colored boulangeries. Canal Saint-Martin’s conspicuous lifestyle contrasts its residential attributes—simple rectangular windows scale the neighborhood’s utilitarian apartment buildings. As a place to see and be seen, Canal Saint-Martin is especially popular with angst-ridden university students—it’s the perfect setting for finding oneself while watching others.See 314 places to stay Save this neighborhood
See and Be Seen Along Paris' Coolest Canal
Canal Saint Martin is very vibrant, it has so many cute cafés, bars, and shops... It felt just like the Brooklyn of Paris!"
Visited in 2013
A Local Atmosphere Around the Canal
The neighborhood is remarkably situated, just a stone's throw from the bustling city center and sites."
Street Art, Parties, and Festivals
The Canal area is one of the most sought-after quarters of Paris and over the past 5 years it has become the trendiest place to live for all the creative professionals. During the warm period (June to September) it is definitely one of the best places to enjoy lovely sunny afternoons and evening picnics."
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Oliver Knight is a freelance photographer who divides his time between two bases in Paris and London. Upon graduation from Camberwell College of the Arts he began shooting for a number of editorial clients. A decade later he has harboured numerous long standing professional relationships regularly shooting editorial features for magazines, travel guides and inflight publications. When not behind the camera he enjoys cycles along the French coast and watching the world go by from his favourite cafe terraces with a cup of tea close at hand.