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Grand Canal, Versailles

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Historic Walking Area
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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  • Located towards the back of the Gardens of Versailles, the Grand Canal was built to embrace Louis XIV's love of Venice. He imported gondolas and gondoliers from Venice to work in his man-made Grand Ca...  more »
  • Grand Canal, such as Lake from the mirrors of the Palace of Versailles. Get on the boat during the summer, romantic. However, it takes about 20 minutes walk from the Palace and. On the Grand Canal-side café-restaurant is. Quite comfortable.
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  • It is a large artificial lake with a cross in the middle of the Park of the Palace of Versailles. It adds beauty and value to the environment landscape. Surrounded by meadows and forests, fountains and sculptures. Ideal for walking in the open air.
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