Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Trip Report Exploring The Canal de l'Ourcq, A Day Trip in Autumn Foliage

Jump to last reply

Some visitors to Paris and any Paris resident is familiar with the canal system in eastern Paris, starting along the Seine as the Bassin de l'Arsenal and continuing north to the Canal Saint-Martin, Bassin de la Villette and then forking at the intersection of the Canal Saint-Denis and the Canal de l'Ourcq. There are some lovely parts along the Canal de l'Ourcq with biking/walking trails along its banks which continue out into the countryside as the canal leaves Paris. A visit here here is popular with visitors and locals alike. Since people are familiar with the part of the canal within Paris then perhaps you'd be interested in visiting it's starting point some 70km to 80km northeast of Paris near the charming village of La Ferté-Milon, which makes a nice day trip in its own right. I took my bike out to pedal along a 20km stretch of the canal and finished up with a visit of La Ferté-Milon. The report has lots of photos of the sights along the way and some brief historical commentary. If interested you can have a look at my report: http://tinyurl.com/kb2mbnb

12 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Schengen Visa Rules
  2. 2 Starting to plan for 3.5 weeks in northern Spain, May 2015
  3. 3 Italy, mid May, 10 days, Rome + another city?
  4. 4 London - Paris - Venice - Rome in 21 Days
  5. 5 Trip Report England's Ruined Abbeys
  6. 6 Euro Trivia Quiz #12 - Know Your Rivers?
  7. 7 Ireland / N Ireland clothing recommendations
  8. 8 Family vacay for 6 weeks with 2 Toddlers
  9. 9 N Ireland / Ireland driving
  10. 10 Since Paris is ALWAYS good idea :)
  11. 11 Minimalist wardrobe for Europe
  12. 12 Ireland / N Ireland Chauffer/Guide
  13. 13 Is my plan ok
  14. 14 2014 Ferry Boat Schedules Salerno/Amalfi/Positano Just Released
  15. 15 Trip Report Truffles, Tajarin & Turin…Two weeks in the Piemonte Region of Italy
  16. 16 5 Observations About Paris
  17. 17 Luxury hotel base Positano or Sorrento with 2 teen daughters
  18. 18 Trip Report Five Nights in Budapest: A Quick Winter Getaway
  19. 19 Austria to Italy by car - best route
  20. 20 Southern Spain
  21. 21 5 Hoosiers - help with route through Germany
  22. 22 London Experts - What do you think of this apartment?
  23. 23 4-5 Days in Switzerland before Paris? Is Berne the place to go?
  24. 24 Combinations euro rail and river cruise
  25. 25 Scotland November 2015
View next 25 » Back to the top