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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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  • The walk around the grand canal is beautiful. Do, it's free and it's change of scenery offers!
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  • Found with great pleasure this magnificent setting of greenery and calm in the wild life in the Paris region where I lived for 21 years. Nothing has changed: pedestrians, joggers, walkers, cyclists, tourists, mothers or nannies in ballad, intersect smoothly, each at its own pace... Remember that in the summer despite the crowd, we are picnic with friends or family in peace both the field is great. Finally, a little stopover in "flotilla" institution in the face of the pier for a hot drink in the winter or a ice in summer.
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  • My sister and I rented a row boat in June 2012 on a beautiful sunny day at Versailles. Lots of others in the canal, but mostly singles. Swans floating nearby. I thought it would be similar to canoeing...  more »