Construction of the canal was ordered by Napoleon I in 1802, in order to create an artificial waterway for supplying Paris with fresh water. The water diverted from the river Ourcq would support a growing population and help avoid diseases such as dysentery and cholera, also supplying fountains and allowing the streets to be cleaned. (Wikipedia)
5 thoughts on “Canal Saint-Martin (2)”
Ein sehr schönes Portrait…
My favourite hospital is next door ! Many thanks, Olivia.
L’hôpital Saint-Louis, especially mentioned in my guide book. Is the one you’re taking about?
This is the one, Olivia !
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