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Grand Canal, Versailles

Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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. Make your Versailles itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • The Grand Canal is a magnificent part of the Versailles Palace. The sheer size of it and the volumes of water needed to make it work are just mind boggling. A great place to walk around.  more »
  • I would suggest buying the ticket in advance, skip the line option and arriving early, really early. We didn't plan the visit. So we bought tickets at the tourism center and we spent around 2 hours...  more »
  • Huge fun sharing around here on bikes. Bike hire simple and sensibly done by paying at the end. Top thing to do  more »
  • My favorite place to relax 🤩😍
  • people, people everywhere ;)
  • Amazing and imposing place, the most beautiful of the area of Paris (it is about 17 km. YES bad I do not remember). Highly recommended to visit.
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  • Nice place for picnic and/or bike ride!! Big disappointment this summer (2018), the Park and the tour of the Grand Canal was overrun with wasps/o
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  • Bike around the lake. Beautiful and peaceful if you leave the crowd parked around the Flotilla.
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