Articles // Paris // Photography INSTA-PARIS: DISCOVERING CANAL SAINT-MARTIN 22 May 2017 We love exploring the cities we call home through your eyes; in this Insta-round up, we discover the dreamy Parisian hangout, Canal Saint-Martin. Stretching alongside the Quai de Valmy, this 19th century waterway forms the heart of Paris’ 10th arrondissement. Surrounded by cute bars and low-key restaurants, it has become the ideal destination for chilling with friends on sunny days and warm evenings. Amélie-vibes abound in this charming area, where the young and young-at-heart meet for picnics (or just a bottle of wine or two). Hang your legs over the side of the canal or grab a deck chair and people-watch while soaking up the atmosphere. At the northern end of the canal you’ll find Point Ephemere, a riverside hub for live music and exhibitions. This creative energy has infused the entire area, making it a popular spot for street art. In the first of our Instagramable Paris series we reveal the bohemian beauty of Canal Saint-Martin: the picturesque waterway, the revellers who line its banks on sunny days and the street art that makes this area pop. Here are our favourite pics of Canal Saint-Martin in Paris. Make sure you tag us @generatorhostels and #GenLove to be included in our next article! THE CANAL LOOK UP.. A post shared by Marie 🐼 (@mariemescudi) on Mar 13, 2017 at 5:51am PDT …OR DOWN A post shared by Alice Jchx (@alicelovesparis) on Jun 27, 2016 at 6:47am PDT CLIMB A BRIDGE FOR A NEW PERSPECTIVE.. A post shared by Y Y O (@yorick_y) on May 17, 2017 at 10:38pm PDT …OR TO CAPTURE THE SUNSET A post shared by Annakatrina Aron (@thisiskatxx) on May 21, 2017 at 10:36am PDT REFLECT ON ITS BEAUTY…. A post shared by Olivier Wong (@wonguy974) on Mar 4, 2017 at 12:34am PST … IN EVERY SEASON A post shared by ! Marcello (@marcellopez_) on Dec 14, 2016 at 3:39am PST THE PEOPLE CANAL CATWALK A post shared by Rosa (@rosaodiva) on Apr 19, 2017 at 12:12pm PDT FIND YOUR FOCUS A post shared by 🎭La-G🎭 (@suprem_lag) on Apr 3, 2017 at 11:23am PDT JOIE DE VIVRE A post shared by Alba!!!!!! Welcome to my fair (@albalunamoreira) on Apr 22, 2017 at 8:12am PDT BIG SMILES A post shared by Clélia Cazals (@cleliacz) on Apr 21, 2017 at 10:02am PDT COOL YOUR HEELS A post shared by Monazi 🇨🇫 Endogirl💛 (@monazi_) on Apr 21, 2017 at 11:41am PDT FRAME YOUR SUBJECT A post shared by M A R I N E (@arty.me) on Apr 4, 2017 at 6:50am PDT THE STREET ART TWINS A post shared by T R I S T A N (@tristanschu) on Apr 23, 2017 at 10:27am PDT TIGER EYES A post shared by Greg Colgin (@no_regregs) on Apr 25, 2017 at 9:21pm PDT ADD TO THE COLOUR A post shared by Alexia rojas (@alexiarjs) on Aug 16, 2016 at 11:56am PDT MAKE LOVE NOT WALLS A post shared by Amine Maamri (@amine_miniw) on Apr 2, 2017 at 10:39am PDT Dreaming of Paris now? Discover your own hidden gems in the City of Love. Start planning your next trip today! Book now!