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The Grand Canal

Inside the Parc, Versailles, France
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Ranked #3 of 31 Attractions in Versailles
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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Boston
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We rented the bikes and were able to tour around the whole area. It was a good break from stand and walking through the palace. We were worried it would be too crowded at first, but once we got away from the immediate palace area it naturally thinned out and we just coasted along at our speed.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

If you have the time the best of Versailles Chateau is outside and around the Grand Canal. Enjoy a long walk around the Canal and you will find areas to enjoy either a sandwich or cafe style meal, all reasonably priced. Also there are free toilets though on our recent visits they were not as clean as we would have... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Grand Canal is amazing, you can see it from the Palace. People are down there having picnics, riding on boats, the day me and my wife went the weather was perfect, it was a lot of people out just enjoying the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Fountains, ice cream, quirky gift shop, row boats to hire, all great fun. I like the canal. I dislike having to rate with a like and a dislike by tripadvisor

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We first visited the palace and then starting walking in the garden. Magnificent view, quiet, lovely It was the best day of our trip for me and my wife.

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Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautiful place to sit and enjoy the view, from the sculptures, the big trees surrounding the Canal to the breathtaking sight of the Palace . Perfect for a picnic or just relax after a long walk at Versailles

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