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The Grand Canal

Inside the Parc, Versailles, France
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Ranked #4 of 32 Attractions in Versailles
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The grand canal was beautiful but the bridges and streets are over-run with tourists, very crowded but worth visiting.

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Feilding, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We were SO disappointed when we visited to find that the main fountain and pumping station were under repair and so no water was being circulated through the fountains, canal or lake. The water was so green it was hard to see the coloured fish and the many fountains in the garden were sitting in green slimy ponds! To make... More

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Derby, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Vast stretch of water which on a clear day with the sun shining is magnificent. The time & skill it must have taken to create can only be imagined. Fabulous!

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Peregian Beach, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Venice a disappointment were to stay 3 days stayed one. Crowded, beggers jsut uncomfortable but had to look

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Beautiful, large gardens to walk through, very impressive! Interesting sculptures and fountains that make great photo ops!

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Highfields, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We enjoyed a lovely picnic here. We brought our supplies at the Versailles Market, a bakery and even a nice red wine. So nice to sit on the grass and look up at the Chateau, watch people in row boats and hear children and people having fun. Do watch out for the duck poo on the grass though. Take a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The grand canal comprises of the gardens of chateau of versailles. The canal itself is very impressive and the gardens are extremely beautiful and well maintained. You can stroll through them, do a biking tour or just enjoy it as a picnic spot. The entrance to the gardens is free of charge which makes it a great destination to enjoy... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Gardens very impressive. However, lack of colour as the end of the flowering season. Would imagine in summer the gardens would be even more impressive with colourful flowers. The fountains were still being renovated. Not sure when they will be completed.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Part of the fountains were going through restoration during visit and the other fountains were not on the day we were there, but his was still an incredible walk with greenery, views, and statuary to enjoy along the way.

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Marysville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Enjoyed. Wish I had time to rent one of the boats for a paddle. The canal is much larger than I expected. Highly recommended.

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