Port de l'Arsenal

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A few steps from the Place de la Bastille, a haven of tranquility awaits the visitor: the marina offers the Arsenal basin located at the mouth of the Canal Saint-Martin. Its gardens offer year-round refuge for greenery, and the opportunity to laze around on the grass, watching the boats. But you can also indulge in a cruise on the water ...

Built in the 19th century, at the same time as the works of channels Ourcq, St Martin and St Denis, the Arsenal marina was originally, in the 14th century, a gap that served as a defense against enemy attacks. In the 16th and 17th centuries, this gap became a wet dock during periods of floodings of the river, and was equiped for commercial or military needs.

Located at the mouth of the Canal Saint Martin, between Bastille and the Seine, the Port de Plaisance Paris Arsenal offers yearly, monthly or dayly stays for 180 berths for boats from 6 to 25 m, and offers all the essential port services. A lock allows the access to the port and the various parisian canals, Canal Saint-Martin Canal Saint-Denis, Ourcq Canal. The port entrance is located between Sully bridge and Austerlitz bridge.

The bassin de l’Arsenal is a privileged site, sheltered from the strongest flood and river eddies.. The garden, built on a surface of one hectare, is decorated with a rose garden, pergolas, playgrounds for children. All this helps, with the proximity of the water, to make this site a perfect place for walking.

written by fabyen on 2010-05-22 in #world #locations #paris #bastille #boat #marina #haven

2 Comments

  1. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Cool place! If I remember well, there's also a museum (Musée de l'Arsenal), no?

  2. adbigmilk
    adbigmilk ·

    Nice Fabyen ! Good job ! Paris est magiiique !! :p

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