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“Stunning”
Review of Grand Canal

Grand Canal
Ranked #10 of 89 things to do in Versailles
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

We hired a boat (€15 for an hour) and rowed the entire length of the Grand Canal. It helped that the weather was good but it was simply stunning and I think very good value. You can of course walk around the Grand Canal for free without having to pay to get into the Gardens.

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Reviewed August 22, 2012

My husband and three children thoroughly enjoyed renting.the rowboats for a half an hour. The price was just right at 11 euros.

2  Thank Mrs_Zug
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

This time we did not visit the interior of the Chateaux but rather spent several hours in the gardens and parkland. A small electric car (similar to a golf truck) can be hired at the entrance of the gardens - minimum one hour. Drivers licence is required. Holders of an official Disabled Card receive 40% discount. The fountains are stunning and totally transform the gardens when they are switched on. It is possible to walk the whole 5.5kms loop around the Grand Canal which really brings to life the sheer size of the grounds. Boats can also be hired by the hour. Versailles is easy to reach - RER C to Rive Gauche and then a 8 minute walk.

3  Thank TraLonW
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

Perfect to spend the day in a pic nic, maybe a little bit of rowing. Looks like a postcard, surrounded by nice gardens. A beautiful man made place.

1  Thank Sergio D
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

This is a good attraction to row a little bit if it isn't that hot. Gives you another point of view and an opportunity to be seated for a while.

Thank Anna P
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