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Big Square

You'll come here if you book a terrific boat tour of Canal St. Martin. The stone building at the... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2018
Thomas V
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Oakland, California
A Big Square near Bassin de la Vilette

This place is located near Bassin de la Vilette. A square with a big (dry) fountain and a... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Solodam J
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Jul 31, 2018
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“A Big Square near Bassin de la Vilette”
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Reviewed 1 August 2018

You'll come here if you book a terrific boat tour of Canal St. Martin. The stone building at the Bassin is one of the few remaining toll and tax booths from the old walls. Very busy and ethnic part of the city.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 15 July 2018

This place is located near Bassin de la Vilette. A square with a big (dry) fountain and a restaurant in a beautiful building ( it's supposed to be a roundabout in the past). It's a relax place to sit down.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Solodam J
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Small place for people to sit around, i saw some playing with a soccer ball as well. Right in front of the Grand Marche which is a good rest. The river is right there and some others places to eat as well

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank samuel8248
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This area has some nice buildings with great architecture, a few restaurants and cafes with outdoor seating near a fountain which is popular in the day with families. Kids enjoy the space to run around. Also this is the start of the canal that leads...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank BarbieMegaTraveller
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Stalingrad is a multicultural place in Paris. There you can find many cheap restaurants and shops. Also, the area is crowded with people from different nationalities and culture. It is worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Well you can definitely find a better place for a picknic in beautiful Paris. There are a lot of junkies chilling around, looking for any chance to get better :-) Anyway the italian restaurant by the river was great and the Caesar salad was very...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank tom_mO9372JP
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The place is in the middle of Paris' fascinating canals and where you will catch the terrific barge tour on Canal St. Martin. See the old toll house building, now with a lovely cafe/restaurant. Meeting place for lots of immigrants.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Beautiful place, lots of nice restaurants, very local and good feeling, in spring the blossoms are beautiful. Very relaxed, not too many tourists, definitely worth exploring if you wanna get away from all the crowdy obvious places

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank JonathanP829
Reviewed 3 August 2016

I'd spent a late afternoon at a cafe along the place and it was a very pleasant and relaxing place. It's a perfect mix of being in and feeling very much as if you're in the city center of Paris, while also having a bit...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Nick B
Reviewed 30 June 2016

This place is not much busy with tourist. So can relax or pass your time here. You can a book canal cruising also. The place is overall beautiful and quite.

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank travelpeppy
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