HD photos of Canal de l'Ourcq waterway system in Paris

These particular high definition photographs show a small part of the historical Canal de l’Ourcq waterway system within the 19th Arrondissement of Paris, which was constructed way back in the 1800s to provide much need water to the city along with additional cargo shipping channels.

High definition photograph of Passage Com Bh 19 over Canal de l'Ourcq in Paris

Passage Com Bh 19 Canal de l'Ourcq
While walking along the Canal de l'Ourcq having just passed underneath the Boulevard Peripherique, this is a photo we took showing a newer bridge and a passage going over the canal, which seems to have an unusual name of Passage Com Bh 19.

Aerial photo showing the Canal de l'Ourcq intersection with Canal Saint-Denis

Aerial photo of Canal de l'Ourcq
Now in this high definition aerial photo of the Canal de l'Ourcq, which we took from the bridge along the Galerie de la Villette, you can see the intersection of the canal with the Canal Saint-Denis, which is the part of the canal going to the right of the image.

Aerial view looking down the Canal de l'Ourcq in an eastward direction

Canal de l'Ourcq aerial view
This is an aerial view photograph that we took looking down a part of the Canal de l'Ourcq, also just known as the Ourcq Canal, and construction was started during the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte upon his orders, but to the left hand side by the tow path you can see a more recent addition being the floating bridge called the Pont Flottant.

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Visiting Pont Flottant

Photo showing the modern Pont Galerie de la Villette footbridge over the Canal de l'Ourcq

Pont Galerie de la Villette Canal de l'Ourcq
Here can see a view of the Canal de l'Ourcq that we took looking towards one of the unusual footbridges called Pont Galerie de la Villette crossing over it to a modern red building, which is one of many that are known as folies, and these were designed in the 1980s when the area was redeveloped, even though the canal itself is far older.

Picture of the new Tram line 3b bridge over Canal de l'Ourcq in 19th Arrondissement of Paris

Tram Line 3B bridge Canal de l'Ourcq
Now this particular photo we took shows the modern architecture and structure from underneath of a relatively new bridge that goes over the historical Canal de l'Ourcq, which was constructed for the new tramline system that serves line 3b of the tramway in Paris.

Photogragh of Canal de l'Ourcq entering Seine Saint-Denis area of Paris

Canal de l'Ourcq Seine Saint-Denis
The Canal de l'Ourcq is over 100km in length and although it goes through a part of Paris and meets up with the Canal Saint Denis and the Canal Saint-Martin, we took this photograph right on the outskirts of the city with some of its modern buildings, looking at the canal entering the Seine Saint-Denis area in the direction of Pantin.

View of sightseeing cruise by Canauxrama along the Canal de l'Ourcq in Paris

Sightseeing cruise Canal de l'Ourcq
The Canal de l'Ourcq was constructed to provide additional shipping channels for cargo vessels to navigate through Paris, along with bringing additional much needed water to the city, however, today it used mainly by pleasure craft and sight seeingcruises, including the company called Canauxrama, which is the boat you can see in this image travelling along the canal.

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Canauxrama Cruises
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Photo of Canal de l'Ourcq and the Peniche Cinema moored along its banks

Canal de l'Ourcq Peniche Cinema
Here you can see a photo we took of a converted barge that is now permanently moored on the Canal de l'Ourcq, and called the Peniche Cinema, you can enjoy a drink or meal, or even an unusual setting for a floating cinema, with an unusual programme of documentaries, short films, etc.

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View of the Allee du Canal towpath running alongside the Canal de l'Ourcq in Parc de la Villette

Allee du Canal Canal de l'Ourcq
This time we were standing on Allee du Canal, which is one of the tow paths used today by cyclists, walkers and joggers, when we took this HD photo of the Canal de l'Ourcq looking in the direction of the Bassin de la Villette, which was officially opened to cargo vessels back in 1821.

Low level photo looking along Canal de l'Ourcq as it enters into eastern side of Parc de la Villette

Canal de l'Ourcq entering Park Villette
We took this photo looking through the centre of the Canal de l'Ourcq going into the Park de la Villette, which was designed in the 1980s as a cultural area with numerous different activities and places to visit including museums and music venues, and this is just a small section of the canal that is now used mainly for pleasure.

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View of the Boulevard MacDonald road bridge over the Canal de l'Ourcq in Paris

Boulevard MacDonald over Canal de l'Ourcq
Now this high definition photo shows one of the smaller bridges over the Canal de l'Ourcq, and the road that travels over this bridge is called the Boulevard Macdonald, and to give you more of an idea where we were, to the left of us would be Cabaret Sauvage, and over the water to the right of the image would be Le Zenith.

Aerial photo of Canal de l'Ourcq and the Galerie de l'Ourcq split level walkways next to the canal

Canal de l'Ourcq galerie walkways
We took this photo as an aerial view of the Canal de l'Ourcq looking down the Galerie de l'Ourcq and on the opposite side of the water is the Allee du Canal, which is to the right hand side of the image, where you can also just see the top of the Geode looming up above the trees.

Photograph of the Canal de l'Ourcq as it flows towards the Peripherique around Paris France

Canal de l'Ourcq flowing towards Peripherique
In this photograph, we were again standing on the Allee du Canal, but this time looking at the Canal de l'Ourcq in the direction of Boulevard Serurier and the renowned Peripherique, which travels around Paris, and although the water is not now deemed safe for drinking, the canal still supplies approximately half of the water needed daily for city functions such as the sewers, parks and gardens.

Photo of old barge mooring ring alongside Canal de l'Ourcq inside Parc de la Villete Paris

Morring ring along Canal de l'Ourcq
We took this photo showing a part of the straight passage of the Canal de l'Ourcq as it passes in front of the Cite de Sciences museum within the Parc de la Villette in the 19th Arrondissement, and you can also see one of mooring rings within the original cobble stones from when the canal was constructed in the 1800s.