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The Grand Canal

Inside the Parc, Versailles, France
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Ranked #4 of 28 attractions in Versailles
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Adelaide, Australia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
56 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Part of the Versailles gardens this waterway is amazing and hard to believe the extravagance of the era. A lovely part to enjoy on or off the water.

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Even on an overcast day the canal and grounds are wonderfully lovely and impressive. Wish we had spent the day waterside there!

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Hannover, Germany
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232 reviews 232 reviews
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Even on a very wet day this lace is absolutely fantastic plan to spend at least 2 hours here one cannot imagine how many people it took to build this place and just what it must have cost.

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Yarm, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

On a warm and sunny day there are stunning views back towards the gardens, parkland and chateau. Reminder of Venice

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The Grand Canal is grand but nothing like Venice but it was a good place for Louie to ride around in a gondola and sparing no expense! Can't miss it if you do Versailles.

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Golden, Colorado
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We have gone to the grand canal almost everyday we have been in Versailles. There is plenty to do and you cannot really get bored. You can rent a bike, relax along side, punic, or rent a boat. Tourists and locals all enjoy the scenery here.

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Dearborn, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Just the magnitude of this engineering endeavor is breathtaking. I would have loved to go rowing but did not devote the time for this as we were touring the gardens. I just can't believe the acreage of the grounds and the Grand Canal is the center piece! We did have a fee because it was a special event Sunday. The... More

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Milford, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The Grand Canal is the main focal point of all the gardens. We saw many people renting rowboats during our two-day visit....looking very relaxed. This is a good way to get some upper body exercise, especially with all the exercise your legs get walking and climbing stairs.

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Versailles, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I moved here a couple of months ago & got myself a bike (everybody in Versaille cycles even the pensioners) I come here most Sundays the scenery is to die for,, the locals abound with picnics,,, sitting reading books,,, painting,,,, rowers on the canal. An amazing place with so much atmosphere & history.

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Conway, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

These gardens are way better than the actual palace at Versailles. They are huge and you can spend an entire day within them. The gardening is great. Best of all, there is tons of free space unlike many attractions in Versailles and Paris.

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