A few metres from the Hôtel Taylor, the Canal Saint Martin is a must-see for those who love Paris.
Discover the Canal Saint Martin, the gem of east Paris: nature, and a quiet and tranquil setting.
The canal is the perfect place for a romantic walk, bike ride or river cruise.
The Canal Saint-Martin is 4.5 kilometres long and stretches across the 19th, 10th, 11th, 4th and 12th arrondissements. It links the Bassin de la Villette with the Seine. At the end of this lake it splits into two to become the Canal Saint Denis and the Canal de l’Ourcq.
With its nine locks and two swing bridges, visiting the Canal Saint Martin is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the pleasures of a river cruise. There are a number of operators running sightseeing cruises on the canal.
Stroll along the banks of the Canal Saint Martin and discover another Paris. Romantic walks under the sycamores and chestnut trees: a Bohemian ambiance and colourful and eclectic stalls.
Planned by Napoleon I, the canal was opened in 1825 as a solution to the capital’s water supply problems and to improve the transport of goods. But over time, the Canal Saint Martin has become a fashionable place and a great place to live.
Today, Parisian Bourgeois Bohemians and the working classes live side by side in perfect harmony, making it a unique place with a great ambiance.
In recent years the Canal Saint Martin has become a leading tourist spot thanks to its unique assets: a large number of artists, its Eiffel-style footbridges, its long green river and its mini-cruises.
A gentle, tranquil breeze blows along the Canal Saint Martin, an exceptional district where you can enjoy a breath of fresh air.
A vast, bustling esplanade, a venue for gatherings, grassroots expression and demonstrations, the Place de la République is the gateway to the authentic east Paris where trendy bars can be found alongside local markets.
It is also the starting point for the Grands Boulevards, with their theatres and concert halls, culminating in the famous Opéra Garnier.
The plaza can be reached via metro lines 5, 8, 9 and 11 and bus lines 20, 56, 65, 75 and 96.
A venue for grassroots expression and gatherings, and the starting point for many a social movement, the Place de la République is a highly symbolic place in the eyes of Parisians.
It is a vast plaza situated on the border between the 3rd, 10th and 11th arrondissements.
An ideal place to discover Paris’ famous Right Bank.
The Place de la République is centrally located, which is a great bonus for tourists. It is at the junction of seven major streets and is linked by five metro lines.
The Place de la République is a vibrant hub of Parisian life. Although busy, it is quieter at the weekend and is dotted with places to sit, making it a great place to take some time out on a sunny day to enjoy a book or soak up the vibe of this buzzing city.
The Place de la République is also home to the famous historical monument, the Statue de la République. The colossal bronze statue of Marianne measuring 9.50 metres high sits on a 15-metre-high stone pedestal bearing the statues of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.
Two minutes’ walk from the Hôtel Taylor, the Place de la République is a must for those wishing to see another side of the city, a more welcoming, more popular and more eclectic Paris.
Not far from the Canal Saint Martin and from many bars, restaurants, clubs and concert halls, the district offers a wide choice of entertainment and the opportunity to discover many facets of Parisian life.
It can be reached via metro lines 5, 8, 9 and 11 and bus lines 20, 56, 65, 75 and 96
Located between the 3rd and 4th arrondissement, the Marais district is one of the capital’s major attractions. Indeed, the artistic and historical hub of Paris, the Marais district offers an array of possibilities. You won’t know where to start, with so many places of interest within such easy reach.
From the Centre Georges Pompidou, one of the temples to modern art, to the Beaubourg district, with its crooked buildings and its many street artists, you can stroll amongst the small hidden gardens and discover some historical gems such as the Place des Vosges, the oldest square in Paris.
Wandering through this amazing district, you can savour the tempting odour of the refined dishes served up by the district’s restaurants. The Marais offers something for every taste.
A few minutes’ walk from the 3-star hotel you will have the leisure to explore one of the capital’s most trendy and attractive districts. The Marais district is both trendy and incredibly authentic. The district offers a nice mix of covered stalls, delicious restaurants, cultural venues and designer boutiques.
The Marais district is the epitome of the Paris that we all love, a combination of elegance, culture and great food.
Often associated with night life, the Grands Boulevards district is known by Parisians as one of the capital’s most vibrant spots.
The Grands Boulevards are popular yet little known. It is a district with many facets where entertainment reigns supreme. Indeed, these major thoroughfares, designed during the Second Empire, are lined with bars, pubs, restaurants, cinemas and theatres.
This reputation is not new as the first theatres of Porte Saint Martin were established here from the 18th century on. For tourists looking for entertainment, a visit to the Grands Boulevards district is highly recommended.
Less than 15 minutes’ walk away, you will find one of Paris’ biggest entertainment districts. The Grands Boulevards offer no end of entertainment: the Opéra Garnier, cabaret halls, a cinema (the Grand Rex), Irish pubs, nightclubs (Rex, silencio, etc.).
After nightfall, the streets are abuzz with life. But during the day, you can take advantage of the large department stores like Galeries Lafayette and enjoy the extravagance of Paris’ fashion designers.