Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Playground and Canal in Paris

On our last day in Paris, we explored near the train station to kill some time before our ride out of town. We found a canal that was flanked by playgrounds!

Canal St-Martin bridge

Close up of those on the bridge

View from the bridge

The Canal St-Martin was opened in 1825 as a bypass for the loopiness of the Seine River. It's three miles (five kilometers) long and makes for a very picturesque part of Paris not by the central area. We had an excellent Italian lunch (perhaps not the best choice for our last meal in Paris) at one of the local restaurants before going to the playgrounds.

Left bank playground

Right bank playground

J ready to slide

On our way back to the train station, we found a playground in the Square des Recollets, which meant more fun for the kids.

Some of the big equipment

Spectacular Spider-J!

Pretty soon we were on our way to the train station to head off to Germany for more fun and adventures.

But the blogging about Paris is not over yet, we still have two biggies to go--Notre-Dame and the Louvre!

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