Grand Canal

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Grand Canal
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia26,621 contributions
Magnificent sight
Nov 2019
The Grand Canal is a magnificent part of the Versailles Palace. The sheer size of it and the volumes of water needed to make it work are just mind boggling. A great place to walk around.
Written October 15, 2020
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Vanessa P
Calgary, Canada1,072 contributions
Ah Le Notre the best in Garden landscape!
Sep 2019
I would suggest buying the ticket in advance, skip the line option and arriving early, really early. We didn't plan the visit. So we bought tickets at the tourism center and we spent around 2 hours and a half in line to get in. Once inside, we rented a golf car to move around and I do not regret. As everywhere is so grand and far away if you want to see a bit of it, a car will be a great help!

It can be a 1 day visit. But the castle is so big that it is impossible to see everything at one. The other option would be stay in Versailles over night and go for a second visit. The town is very charing!

The Gardens of Versailles cover some 800 hectares of land and it was landscaped in the classic French formal style by André Le Nôtre. It was one of the most incredible places I have ever seen. It is a must to see in your lifetime.

The gardens in the castle were intended to illustrate the power of the absolutist monarch Louis XIV. It worked! You can only imaged how powerful he must be on his time.
Written August 30, 2020
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Helen C
11 contributions
Cycling
Jul 2020 • Family
Huge fun sharing around here on bikes. Bike hire simple and sensibly done by paying at the end. Top thing to do
Written July 22, 2020
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Nick D
Calgary, Canada1,302 contributions
the lake
May 2019
it's called the Grand Canal but it is basically a huge man-made lake - perfectly symmetrical that helps frame the view of the palace bwteen the sky and the lake and between the hedges on both sides. It's worth walking to the other end and looking back toward the palace.
Written April 27, 2020
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Alice R
Hobart, Australia7,919 contributions
Adds to the grandeur
Feb 2020 • Friends
Saw from two different perspectives, unfortunately the weather wasn't that kind to us and it looked quite dreary, minimal time required to see but I wouldn't go out of your way.
Written March 13, 2020
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Martins V
Jurmala, Latvia385 contributions
NIce view
Dec 2019
Of course, December is not the best time to visit Versailes, but Grand Canal provides imperssive view and one can just imagine, how it would be to have a boat trip on it in summer.
Written January 7, 2020
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Katerina 💎
Patras, Greece404 contributions
Just ok
Nov 2019 • Couples
It doesn' add any value to the palace and the gardens. It is just an add to everything else. I just looked at it and said ok!
Written November 17, 2019
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GinaHx
Orlando, FL780 contributions
Fountains off for winter
Nov 2019 • Couples
People were still in row boats and bikes around the canal. It’s a wonderful walk and to take the small passageways off the canal
Written November 12, 2019
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Sanjib Duttagupta
Kolkata (Calcutta), India103 contributions
Visit to the Grand Canal of Versailles Palace
Oct 2019
This is a huge one, and is very serene and mesmerizing. One can either boat in the canal or simply walk around the well laid-out gardens around the canal, or simply enjoy coffee sitting in the adjoining cafe, only time has to permit.
Written November 5, 2019
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Danks Knows
Shoalhaven, Australia2,007 contributions
Beautiful park
Oct 2019
The Grand Canal is in the free to enter part of the royal gardens in the Versailles Palace in Paris, France. These gardens are very large as is the man made canals. There are many boats on the canals, you can walk around the Canals, there is a fee to enter the gardens closer to the palace, but a large part of the gardens and all the canals are free to wander.
Written October 19, 2019
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