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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive how the swamp was cleared and instead now there are fountains and water canal, where you can rent small paddle boats and enjoy the time with your loved one. Grand Canal also have a few eating places some better than others. Wonderful to walk...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank sohail_a_siddiqui
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you love to great out doors you can’t go wrong with this beautiful location, built in the gardens of Louis the 14th palace in Versailles this huge man-made grand canal is a fantastic place to have a picnic, hire a boat on the lake,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Michelllechampers
Reviewed November 19, 2018

If you are going to Versailles make sure you explore Parc du Château de Versailles and the Grand Canal. The first time I visited the Grand Canal was during my first trip to Paris in 2005. I remember it like it was yesterday...I met a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JAYDenver
Reviewed October 17, 2018

The view begins from the upper floor of the palace (through the windows) and continues past the formal gardens. From high up, the canal gives the impression of being much larger and longer than it really is. Little boats (non-motorized) can be rented on the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

This part of touring Versailles was really nice, and you can rent boats and paddle around the canal.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Winesnobs_Two
Reviewed October 6, 2018

It is hard to appreciate the size of this canal until taking a bike ride around it. It is truly an amazing engineering feat.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

A huge water feature inside a huge garden - thoughtfully set out in the shape of a large cross. Just another example of the way in which this stylish palace gardens are augmented by another bigger water feature. The hand of the sun king himself...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Steve T
Reviewed September 10, 2018

This water feature was created in 1670, in the form of a large cross. The east/west leg of the canal is 1.6 KM and the north/south is just 1 KM. From the Palace to the west end of the Grand Canal is 3.5 kilometers. You...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

The grand canal is certainly impressive. The fountain within evokes its historic past. Worth visiting along with the rest of the park.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank USCKaboom
Reviewed August 24, 2018

To think that Louis 14 rerouted a river to make this happen ... so amazing! It is definitely larger than it appears in the movies. The grand canal is very beautiful and serene, and you can rent a boat to go out on the water...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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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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