Transfer by shuttle taxi to the Bassin de la Villette in Paris


History and visit the Bassin de la Villette in Paris
The Bassin de la Villette is the huge artificial canal  in Paris . In the 19th arrondissement , this basin is one of the components of the network of canals in the capital. Put in water 2 December 1808 , it connects the Canal Saint-Martin in the Ourcq Canal . 800 m long with a width of 70 m, it starts with Bridge Street Crimea, near the general store, and ends at the Place de Stalingrad where stands the Rotunda de la Villette. This lake contains a MK2 cinema complex located in old cast iron gates . This complex derives its greater originality by bonding electric boat on either side of the basin. The basin is also home counters cruises. It is bordered to the south by the shore of the Loire, to the north by the quay of the Seine. The two platforms are connected in the middle by the gateway of the Moselle.

The first  canal La Villette shows a length of 699 m is a width of 70 m. He had the primary function of ensuring the supply of drinking water for the Parisians. With the second basin , its function is to provide the water needed for the proper functioning of the navigation channels of Saint -Martin and Saint -Denis .
Before the industrial development of the 1850s , the first canal  was surrounded by gardens that served as place for walks in summer and skating in winter for residents of the capital . The disappearance of this aspect of leisure gave way to stocks of goods . During the great cholera epidemic of 1832 , Parisians using water from the first tank were less affected than that of using the Seine because the water used in the capital, especially that of the Hôtel-Dieu , were discharged into the river.

In 1882 , the engineer Armand Moisant launched the construction of the bridge of the Moselle to be high is 13 m long by 85 m. Adorned with a clock 3 m diameter , this book has been replaced in 1966 because of its age . The second canal is 30 m long and 730 m wide long, the second canal  , commonly known as the " Canal de l'Ourcq ," followed behind the rear edge of the old village of La Villette . At the northern tip of the basin leads to the focal point of the Bassin de la Villette , Canal Saint- Denis ( 6647 m long ) , the Ourcq canal ( along more than 100 km) and the port Fond-de -Rouvray .

Since the 30s of the nineteenth century, the scene of intense activity and cargo port . At the end of the nineteenth century , with the other channels, it was the mainstay of the industrial development of the city and the region Seine Saint- Denis . At the time, the port traffic basin was at its peak and rivaled the port of Bordeaux . The peaks of freight traffic of the twentieth century are mainly due to the further development of the activity of construction and civil engineering business day after the great wars . Since the second half of the twentieth century, the traffic reduced to zero for the Bassin de la Villette , was in steady decline for all channels to display only 1 Mt in 2000.

Cultural and recreational activities during the summer , the edges of the basin welcome picnickers, fishermen and bowlers . Longer exposed to the sun, the left bank usually abounds world on summer evenings . Every year in June , one organizes the festival basin. A party in which many festive activities such as showcases , concerts and exhibitions are offered at will. The festival always ends with a wonderful firework gateway Moselle .

Transfer  by shuttle taxi to the Bassin de la Villette in Paris
The Bassin de la Villette is located 24.9 kilometers from Orly Airport, 25.1 km from Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport and 86.8 km from the airport of Beauvais.

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