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Canal Ourcq, Paris

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The Canal de l'Ourcq is a 108.1 km (67.2 mi) long canal of the Paris Basin with 10 locks. It was built at a width of 3.2 m (10 ft) but was enlarged to 3.7 m (12 ft), which permitted use by more pleasure boats. The canal begins at Port-aux-Perches near the village of Troesnes, where it splits from the channeled River Ourcq, and flows to the Bassin de la Villette, where it joins the Canal Saint-Martin. Paris requires 380 000 m3 (497,000 yd3) of water daily for cleaning the sewer system, gutters, and parks. The Canal de l'Ourcq provides about half of the requirement. Since 1983, the waterway has been designated for use by pleasure craft, and its water is designated for non-drinking uses.The canal is considered part of the 130 km (80.7 mi) Parisian canal network, along with the Canal Saint-Denis, the bassin de la Villette, and the Canal Saint-Martin. The canals were created as part of the administrative management of water in Paris during the nineteenth century.GeographyThe River Ourcq's headwaters are located in the wet prairie near Fère-en-Tardenois in the Aisne département. The river is canalized in Silly-la-Poterie. Its water then follows an 87 km (54 mi) course through the valley and empties into the Marne River near Lizy-sur-Ourcq. Pipework diverts the river from Mareuil, where most of the water flows to Paris via the current canal.
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  • jokes visit the Canal from the Villette basin up to the Park of the Villette. Possibility to eat in restaurant or picnic ballad cool freshwater marine boat has to do. relax in the Park of the villette sport bike dance, taichi, visit the great Hall of the Villette .the pool oilfish Geode has two steps that is right on the canal of st Denis and the Ourcq canal. The very friendly Street Art course the Ourcq and other street in the area of the wharf of the Marne canal. Good visit ;)
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  • A very nice area, a visit really advisable. The Canal extends several locations in town where teems with people, and suburbs with lots of greenery. Consider renting a bike and see so much more.
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  • A magnificent place for Parisian Sunday with many equipped areas along the Canal for young and old. Canoes, motor boats, bowling, dancing, snacks, libraries ... Good evening instead for locals to drink or eat something. Summer is on top.
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  • nice clean place for putting my old grand mother and grand father they ll love the nice smiling people at the accuiell and also the food is great for them clean kitchen food is tasting good many choice and they look after old people very welll very feelling like home