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Canel St-Martin on Sunday afternoon

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Canel St-Martin on Sunday afternoon

I read that the streets along the canal are closed to car traffic on Sunday. Can anyone recommend where to start (metro stop) for a nice walk picturesque along the canal and also recommend a great place for a picnic lunch or a restaurant along the canal? Thanks much!

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1. Re: Canel St-Martin on Sunday afternoon

Le Verre Vole is less than a block off the Canal and just before it disappears underground ---> http://www.leverrevole.fr/ but this is one of the smallish places that stops serving at about 2 or 2:30 in the afternoon to prepare for the dinners.

And Les Enfants Perdus, 9 Rue des Récollets.They have a web page but the menu doesn't come up.

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2. Re: Canel St-Martin on Sunday afternoon

For a picnic we like to push on a little further to the grassy area in front of the Géode

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3. Re: Canel St-Martin on Sunday afternoon

One other that's almost *on* the canal ---> http://www.latmosphere.fr/ This fills up quickly at lunch time.

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4. Re: Canel St-Martin on Sunday afternoon

For someone coming from the states in search of things French, I don't know if this will appeal to you but something we've been doing twice a month for the last 3 years is - taquitos at El Nopal, 3 Rue Eugène Varlin - a tiny, authentic Mexican hole in the wall that makes great take-away food that you can eat on park benches along side the canal overlooking the locks next to the Quai de Jemmapes. We're expats living in France so finding authentic Mexican food is of primary importance to us and we recommend this place for the food and recommend the place on the canal as a starting point. Start at métro "Jaurès" and walk south. It's the most pleasant stretch of the canal IMO. Shaded by huge mature trees, lots of park benches, and many eating establishments.

Also, we've never been disappointed with the Plat du Jour at "Le Valmy" on the corner facing the canal there. If you aren't in the mood for Mexi, "Le Valmy" is a great little place for a very reasonably priced and delicious French lunch.

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5. Re: Canel St-Martin on Sunday afternoon

For atmosphere (pun intended), Hotel du Nord: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DKI0EP-RMA

Around the corner is Ten belles, an excellent place for superb coffee, opened last fall; they have very good (mostly English-flavoured) pastries

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6. Re: Canel St-Martin on Sunday afternoon

Go to Place de la République and walk up the Faubourg du Temple which leaves from the center of the square. It intersects the (underground) canal two blocks later. Turn left in front of the McDonald's that you will find there, and the canal will soon emerge from the tunnel. You can walk along the water all the way to the Parc de la Villette from there.

I recommend La Rotonde at Place de la Bataille de Stalingrad for lunch.

http://www.larotonde.com/

For things you see along the walk, you can look at this:

anyportinastorm.proboards.com/index.cgi…

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