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| Parc du Chateau de Versailles, 78000, Versailles, France
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Indeed the standout feature of the Versailles Garden. A massive man-made canal/lake surrounded by perfectly aligned trees with plenty of recreational activities on offer

Thank SunnyOli
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looking down the canal you could see the beauty, it was a shame that the horse fountain has not been up kept this was a disappointment .

Thank Jaci W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Expansive man made lake that allows opportunities for recreation like biking and boat rentals. little places to eat near by and great views of the palace.

Thank Shane B
Reviewed July 6, 2018

No fountain display though unless it's on the days they charge extra. Check the website for exact days. The place is so big so be papered to take rest stop.

Thank amysun2016
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

Stunning scenery. Despite going on a crazy busy day due to a number of fun runs that were being held it was very plesant. Some areas were high in traffic (people) but despite there being thpusands of people it felt like hardly any at all....More

Thank MightyMouser
Reviewed May 22, 2018

Rent a rowing boat en imaging yourself in 1775. again I ask: why and how could they build this place.

Thank traveladdictions
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

On the map of Versailles, it looks closer than it is. The canal is really massive. You can hire boats and cycles from here. Hire a golf cart for €34 an hour. Don't forget your drivers licence

Thank Jo K
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

Actually there's more greens to spend time and relax than in official park area. No fountains but boats to hire

Thank fisupeksu
Reviewed May 6, 2018

After the fountains finished running we went to La Flotille next to the Grand Canal for dinner. We had an excellent dinner with a beautiful view of the canal.

Thank dlshaw
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

Can be viewed and visited from inside the gardens of Versailles that are within the palace grounds and are an amazing part of the experience of Versailles. Man made canal system that were built at the same time as the palace and gardens from 1664...More

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Response from Gumgrove | Reviewed this property |
I cannot say on the canal tickets for Versailles. As for the fountains: the times (I was told) vary by season. We did not see them on our visit. On a return visit I would skip the palace and just tour the grounds, especially... More
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