Thursday, April 20, 2017

Canal St. Martin

Canal St. Martin was ordered by Napoleon I and construction started in 1802. It was completed in 1825. It was designed to short cut the bends in the Seine and gain access to the Ourcq River to the north. It runs underground in the last few kilometers on its southern end. Total drop is about 24 meters.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Looks like a neat little trip! :-)