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Grand Canal

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Address: | Parc du Chateau de Versailles, 78000, Versailles, France
Phone Number: +33 1 39 66 30 00
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great place to picnic

We were here in November & saw the Grand Canal. In warmer weather what a great place to picnic. Additionally there are boats you can rent & that would be a nice way to pass time.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Buffalo, New York
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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here in November & saw the Grand Canal. In warmer weather what a great place to picnic. Additionally there are boats you can rent & that would be a nice way to pass time.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Canal seems to border the grounds of the estate limiting access to the gardens. When we were there it just looked like a ditch, but it formed a majestic part of the scenery.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a pleasant place to spend some time after the busy palace. We had a picnic lunch here and enjoyed watching people paddling boats before we headed to Petit Trianon

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a nice place to spend some hours on the grass on its shore or in a boat on it. The views and the experience is great.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

It's a quite large water reservoir where not too many visitors come for some reason (probably too far from the palace. Anyway, if you have some time, it's a nice and pleasant walk around it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This was the coolest thing to do and pricing in euros is $10 for 1/2 and hour, $12 for 3/4 of an hour and $14 for one hour. The best view of the Grand Canal and on a hot day it lets you cool off while enjoy the ride. If you go to the Palace, include a visit to and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The gardens and grand canal area are open to the public, which is fantastic! The grand canal has boats you can rent and a train that runs between the palace. canal, and trianons. <--take it! The fountain is not running all the time (at least in the off season), so time your pictures accordingly!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Kad dođete ovde obavezno se provozajte čamcem na vesla po kanalu. Lep doživljaj i lep pogled na dvorac. When you get here be sure to have a ride with rowboat. It is very enjoyable. Nice view of the Chateau.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I think this and the gardens are the highlight of a trip to Versailles. It needs to be seen on a bright sunny day to get the best views. There are numerous ponds adjacent to the Canal, some with swans and ducks. Note that the fountains may not be working full time on weekends. Check the website for details.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic place to picnic and row a boat when it's not too hot. It's 35 as I write this so no rowing from me The grand fountain is spectacular when working. It seems to come on at specific times.

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