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Grand Canal

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Address: | Parc du Chateau de Versailles, 78000, Versailles, France
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Very large canal

My sister and I rented a row boat in June 2012 on a beautiful sunny day at Versailles. Lots of others in the canal, but mostly singles. Swans floating nearby. I thought it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Prince George, Canada
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Prince George, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I rented a row boat in June 2012 on a beautiful sunny day at Versailles. Lots of others in the canal, but mostly singles. Swans floating nearby. I thought it would be similar to canoeing. Neither of us had rowed before. We ended up getting stuck near the middle of the grand canal which is around 1... More 

Thank mariedesjardins
Wolfsburg, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

As we were here in december the Grand Canal wasn't that pretty. It was cold, foggy and the water was dirty. In summer and spring this must be nice.

Thank Toby S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Had the privilege of renting a small boat here. The experience was amazing and the rental is really cheap. So as soon as you finish the gardens and before venturing into the "allee de la Reine" I suggest you give your feet a break, rent a boat and do some rowing to exercise your biceps. Try not to hit the... More 

Thank Raja N
Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We were here in November & saw the Grand Canal. In warmer weather what a great place to picnic. Additionally there are boats you can rent & that would be a nice way to pass time.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

The Canal seems to border the grounds of the estate limiting access to the gardens. When we were there it just looked like a ditch, but it formed a majestic part of the scenery.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This was a pleasant place to spend some time after the busy palace. We had a picnic lunch here and enjoyed watching people paddling boats before we headed to Petit Trianon

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

It is a nice place to spend some hours on the grass on its shore or in a boat on it. The views and the experience is great.

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

It's a quite large water reservoir where not too many visitors come for some reason (probably too far from the palace. Anyway, if you have some time, it's a nice and pleasant walk around it.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This was the coolest thing to do and pricing in euros is $10 for 1/2 and hour, $12 for 3/4 of an hour and $14 for one hour. The best view of the Grand Canal and on a hot day it lets you cool off while enjoy the ride. If you go to the Palace, include a visit to and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The gardens and grand canal area are open to the public, which is fantastic! The grand canal has boats you can rent and a train that runs between the palace. canal, and trianons. <--take it! The fountain is not running all the time (at least in the off season), so time your pictures accordingly!

1 Thank Cara C

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