During the time I was flat hunting, a French friend brought me here via metro Bastille. She ensured we passed by the massive windows in the metro station which show a great view of what looks like a harbour. These days I know it as Bassin de l’Arsenal.
I usually ride along the boulevard nearby Bassin de l’Arsenal when I’m going into town. There’s a handy cycle pathway which makes the route tolerable when there’s heavy traffic. One of the best things I’ve done along this stretch of water is to stroll along on the pathway alongside the moored boats.
I’ve seen groups of cyclists hanging out there, swilling beers, their legs dangling over the edge of the quayside. There’s also an open air sculpture park not too far away. Bassin l’Arsenal isn’t much to look at, from first sight, apart from a lot of moored boats. But I think the more time I spend discovering this urbanised space, the more charm it unlocks.
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