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Grand Canal

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Address: | Parc du Chateau de Versailles, 78000, Versailles, France
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Had the privilege of renting a small boat here. The experience was amazing and the rental is really cheap. So as soon as you finish the gardens and before venturing into the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Wolfsburg, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we were here in december the Grand Canal wasn't that pretty. It was cold, foggy and the water was dirty. In summer and spring this must be nice.

Thank Toby S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the privilege of renting a small boat here. The experience was amazing and the rental is really cheap. So as soon as you finish the gardens and before venturing into the "allee de la Reine" I suggest you give your feet a break, rent a boat and do some rowing to exercise your biceps. Try not to hit the... More 

Thank Raja N
Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

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.

Thank sherry w
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

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.

Thank 145Carol
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

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

Thank Carol S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

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.

Thank thor2705
Krakow, Poland
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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.

1 Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
Perth, Australia
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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 

1 Thank JudeHunt
Boston, Massachusetts
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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!

1 Thank Cara C
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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.

Thank Siniša P

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