Pièce d'Eau des Suisses

Pièce d'Eau des Suisses, Versailles: Address, Pièce d'Eau des Suisses Reviews: 4.5/5

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Katerina 💎
Patras, Greece407 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
Have your driving lisence with you and rent a golf car so as to be able to visit it, as you need to walk a lo there. Very beutiful though.
Written November 29, 2019
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albertthedentist
Amelia Island, FL377 contributions
Aug 2019
Hard at first to know where everything is. So massive. I would def use and put your name down for a golf cart to see
everything . It will take you 2-3 hours to see everything there
Written August 23, 2019
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TAIN2013
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia2,872 contributions
Sep 2017 • Solo
Located next to the Orangery, the lake gets its name from being dug out by a regiment of Swiss guards. It was created to beautify the grounds and also to drain out the King's garden and occupies one end of the north-south axis of the palace.

The large lake occupies an area of thirteen hectares and is great for a quiet and relaxing stroll along its banks.
Written August 31, 2018
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Arun S
Pune, India1,986 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
We came to this place on a sunny day. The canal is so big it looks like a lake. Perfect place to sit on the side of it, take a relaxing nap and enjoy the natural beauty.
Written December 12, 2017
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stism
Grenoble, France1,354 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
This lake offers a nice view of the palace. Its access is totally free.
On the flip side this place is wet and humid, close to railway track, so not really quiet.
It used to be a swamp. This lake is named after the swiss guards who had to dig it. Many of them died of malaria. The swiss guards served the french kings from 1616 to 1792

Overall this place is not as scenic as the nearby "Grand Canal".
Written December 9, 2016
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Alice R
Hobart, Australia8,215 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Unless you have time to spare, there is a good view from the Grand Staircase, which would be better on a sunny day.
Written March 14, 2020
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel33,173 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
This is a rather small, yet lovely, pond, near the Orangery, which is suitable for a 15-minute stroll near it, preferably after a visit to the palace.
The place is much less crowded than the rest of the gardens.
While it's tranquil and lovely, it lacks the appeal the rest of the garden has.
Written May 25, 2019
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Mandy L
Queensland, Australia318 contributions
Dec 2017
Despite visiting in Winter, the beauty and peace of this area is well worth visiting. A grey day did not take away form the excitement of being there and added with all the other attractions nearby, you can spend more than a full day taking in the grandeur of the life in French Court during its heyday! Being winter, smaller crowd size also added to the appeal for me although rug up against the cold!! Golf carts are available for hire if walking/stroling is not your thing! The size of this man-made lake is amazing; the layout of the gardens are spectacular; the fountains and statues add intrigue and beauty to the entire area. Restrooms are available but are few and far between; food points dot the area but be prepared to pay higher than normal prices. But hey - you are in France - at Versaille!!! Enjoy!
Written January 19, 2018
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Cass_and_Craig
Melbourne, Australia48 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
We came here on a beautiful day in May. It started with thunderstorms but by lunch time it was so sunny and perfect, so don't stress if you get there and the weather isn't great, it can definitely improve!
We sat on the grass for at least on hour and had a picnic (we had obtained the ingredients from a local market in Versailles) and it was glorious.
With the views of the palace and one end, the enormous lake in the middle and the beautiful gardens surrounding us, it is one of my favourite memories from our trip. There were even swans swimming in the lake, and people rowing on little boats- if you're interested in that sort of thing it might be worth investigating).
A lovely way to take a break from all running around (as the place is huge!) and yet still soak if your amazing surroundings. I very much recommend!
Written June 17, 2017
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Johntur J
12 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
For a quiet walk not so far away from Castle palace.
A so beautiful place.
Splendid point of view through "pièces d'eau des suisses" until palace.
Written August 14, 2016
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