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Grand Canal, Versailles

Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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. Make your Versailles itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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4.7
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  • We rented bikes at the Queen's gate and rode to the canal for a picnic (we got supplies at the Marche). We loved having bikes and after we ate sitting by the canal where the boats were attempting to.....  more
    We rented bikes at the Queen's gate and rode to the canal for a picnic (we got supplies at the Marche). We loved having bikes and after we ate sitting by the canal where the boats were attempting to.....  more »
  • We arrived after closing and just walked the entire Canal Grounds. Truly amazing and to think how long ago this was built. True beauty for everyone to enjoy we ended up walking around 3.5 miles 
    We arrived after closing and just walked the entire Canal Grounds. Truly amazing and to think how long ago this was built. True beauty for everyone to enjoy we ended up walking around 3.5 miles  more »
  • The amount of real estate this canal takes up is remarkable. We did not make it around the canal but what we saw of it was amazing. Next time I will take the boat out and explore. The weather was... 
    The amount of real estate this canal takes up is remarkable. We did not make it around the canal but what we saw of it was amazing. Next time I will take the boat out and explore. The weather was...  more »
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  • It was quite surreal to go along the path that so many kings, queens, and courtesans traveled.
  • Exceptional. The opulence of the area is quintessentially French.
  • Wonderful Park !
  • My favorite place to relax 🤩😍
  • really nice place to walk, to rest... but so crowded thats why the 4*

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