Capitainerie du Port de l'Arsenal de la Bastille, Paris

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  • The port of Arsenal is located between the Bastille and the Seine in the 12th arrondissement. It is connected to the Seine by a lock and allows pleasure boats to find a well-appointed refuge since 1983. The Great Basin, which dates from the French Revolution, was built in 1789, when the fortress of the Bastille was demolished, using the existing moat and the canal that fed them from the river. Then in 1822, the Canal Saint Martin was created to supply Paris with unpolluted water (capture of the waters of the Ourcq). It leads into the Basin through a long tunnel that passes under the Boulevard Richard Lenoir . The traffic of goods passed through this artery until 1983. The basin is 450 m long and 50 m wide. The setting is amazing, because we are in Paris and it feels like a seaside port, with the many boats that dock on both docks. A restaurant with terrace and "Le Grand Bleu" view, allows you to taste the peaceful side of the place, right next to the noisy Place de la Bastille. Similarly, a garden with pergolas, shading and plantings, on the edge of the Basin, allows you to take a break. The port is accessible by the metro station "Bastille" lines No. 1, 5 and 8
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  • It is just a few steps from Bastille Metro Station. There is a promenade in the vicinity, and there are a lot of people who jog and walk the dog. There are a lot of cruise ships parked. There was a flood gate on the way to the Seine, and we went out while adjusting the water level. It's fun to watch it.
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