Cycling out of Paris along the "Canal de l'Ourcq"

WHAT YOU'LL SEE ON THE WAY

Quai de la Marne
Take Quai de la Marne and head for Parc de la Villette.

Budding artists
Budding artists find an outlet on the walls fronting the canal.

La Geode
On your left across the canal is La Geode.

Parc de la Villette
On your right is Parc de la Villette.

Sunset in Paris
A magnificent sunset in Paris as seen from the Canal de l'Ourcq at 5.00 p.m. on Sunday January 2, 2005.

Parc de la Villette
"Parc de la Villette". Start
of the cycling promenade

Parc de la Villette
Once you pass this tunnel Paris
will be far behind you.

Canal de l'Ourcq
Just where do you draw the
line between graffiti and art?


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Painting on wall of building
along the Canal de l'Ourcq

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People on rollers vying with
cyclists for right of way

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Going under one of several
overhead bridges

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Along this tarred path cycling
becomes a real pleasure


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Signposts indicate town boundaries

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Fishing for "gardon" (roach)

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Joggers to the left cyclists to the right


Canal de l'Ourcq
The countryside is just a
cycle ride from Paris

Approaching Villeparisis
One of the staggering bends before
arriving at Villeparisis

Near the Sevran forest park
Nature at its best between Sevran
and the forest park


Colorful Sunday market at Villeparisis
Colorful Sunday market at Villeparisis

Claye Souilly - end of the road
Claye Souilly - end of the road

Claye Souilly - end of the road
A break for lunch on an abandoned
boat before returning to Paris