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Versailles Gardens and French Cloister

Address: Paradise Island Dr. | One & Only Ocean Club, New Providence Island
Phone Number: 800-321-3000
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Type: Gardens, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Getting married
Owner description: Beautifully manicured gardens set next to a 12th century Augustine monastery.
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Type: Gardens, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Getting married
Owner description: Beautifully manicured gardens set next to a 12th century Augustine monastery.

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The cloisters was very small, 1 structure only. Garden was a little bigger but again, nothing there. Its a good place to visit if you're on Paradise Island. Both places are very well manicured.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Good for a quick visit and do some photography, plus it's free so that always helps. Wouldn't spend more than 30 min here.

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Belchertown, Massachusetts, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

An excerpt from Fodor's Review of Versailles Garden: Fountains and statues of luminaries and legends (such as Napoléon and Josephine, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, David Livingstone, Hercules, and Mephistopheles) adorn Versailles Gardens, the terraced lawn at the One & Only Ocean Club, once the private hideaway of Huntington Hartford. At the top of the gardens stand the Cloisters, the remains of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

place is decent, nothing to go out of your way to see, we were staying down the road so on our last day we took a walk and stopped by. overall its a nicely manicured park, some old statues and old structure but overall nothing amazing....if you are staying at Atlantis, RIU, Comfort Suites stop by its only a few... More 

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Portland, Ore.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This free public gardens is a fun short outing from most of the hotels on Paradise Island. It's a great place to shoot some photos and the history of the property is pretty interesting. The property is part of the now One & Only Ocean Club. It was once owned by American businesman Huntington Hartfold. He spent a fortune on... More 

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phoenix
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258 reviews 258 reviews
137 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I am a big fan of gardens and this is a free public garden that is within walking distance to Atlantis. It doesn't get the visibility and attention that other fee attractions have while on location in Nassau. To be clear, there is no formal entrance; it borders on a private beach complex residence and you will know where the... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

A beautiful open air free tour. The local transfer bus took us from the Royal Towers to the Ocean Club and we stayed there taking photos all afternoon.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

It's a free and beautiful place. It'll take about 30-40 minutes to walk through both. They're easily accessible right from the street. Probably not for kids. They would be bored, I think.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Silently beautiful! The views are spectacular so take your cameras and iphones! I was a little apprehensive about this place as it didn't seem to be my scene, but how wrong I was. It will enchant you!

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Fishers, Indiana
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152 reviews 152 reviews
57 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The cloister is original and perched wonderfully on a ridge overlooking the water with perfectly manicured gardens. Stunning views also provide perfect backdrops for photos.

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