Walk along the Ourcq canal passing through the Park of the Villette in Paris

A walk with no difficulty following the cycle path along the Ourcq canal.

You can walk or take your bike to follow the Ourcq Canal on a bicycle path. it starts at "la Villette" and continues on 25 kilometres. The walk presented here is much shorter because it stops at Pantin just near of Paris. The ride begins at the "Jaurés" Metro and ends at the "Eglise de Pantin" station. It is better to start the walk at Pantin and finish at la Villette on the terrace of a café. The Villette basin is a very nice place.

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Difficulty: difficulté
Duration: 3 h.

The lock of the Villette basin

The lock of the Villette basin
The walk starts at the Jaurès Metro station. There is also a bicycle path if you prefer the bike.

The Rotunda of the Villette

The Rotunda of the Villette
The Rotunda is a beautiful building where the town of Paris collected taxes for all goods coming in Paris. It is now a restaurant.

MK2 cinemas

MK2 cinemas
There are two cinemas and restaurants along the basin. The place attracts a lot of people. It’s a lively place in the evening.

The Villette basin

The Villette basin
At the end of the basin you can rent pedal boats.

The Park of the Villette

The Park of the Villette

Walk in the Park of the Villette

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Walk in the Park of the Villette
You can see the City of Science (Cité des Sciences) with the famous Géode which presents movies in Imax (large hemispheric screen).

The Argonaut

The Argonaut
The Argonaut is a real submarine of the 1950s that can be visited. There is an admission fee.

Great Mills

Great Mills

The canal of Ourcq

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The canal of Ourcq
We leave Paris to go to the town of Pantin. Along the banks there are many joggers, cyclists, walkers, roller…

The canal in Pantin

The canal in Pantin
You can’t get lost the road always follows the canal.

End of the walk

It’s a long walk you can stop whenever you want for example you can take the metro at “Eglise de Pantin” station.

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