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Grand Canal, Versailles
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In the gardens of Versailles, Grand Canal forms part of a grandiose cross oriented to reflect the setting sun. The cross-shaped body of water creates a long perimeter of 5.5 km (3.4 mi). Louis XIV used to hold boating parties here, and now you can rent a boat to paddle yourself, or hire a guide to row for you. Use our Versailles holiday planner to add Grand Canal and other attractions to your Versailles vacation plans.
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  • 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. 
  • How many places of Versailles thus intentionally did marveled at the beautiful pretty admirable. Numerous birds and mingle with the beauty of the Canal was like a single piece. Because of the very broad minded and just walk for arthritis!
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  • 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.