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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank USCKaboom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The canal certainly lives up to its name. From a distance it looks impressive, even more so close up. Visit early morning , the earlier the better to get a real feel for splendour with very few people around. I arrived at 830am sharing my...More

Thank paul1961allen
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

This was a nice way to break up our Versailles gardens afternoon a little. We took a nice rowboat ride in the canal and grabbed lunch at a place right next to the water.

Thank SoxWin09
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

We have seen the grand canal in the movies and we were not sure what to expect. We could believe have busy it was on the water but besides that your mind is blown by how Venice was built and why.

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Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Indeed the standout feature of the Versailles Garden. A massive man-made canal/lake surrounded by perfectly aligned trees with plenty of recreational activities on offer

Thank SunnyOli
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

Looking down the canal you could see the beauty, it was a shame that the horse fountain has not been up kept this was a disappointment .

Thank Jaci W
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Expansive man made lake that allows opportunities for recreation like biking and boat rentals. little places to eat near by and great views of the palace.

Thank Shane B
Reviewed July 6, 2018

No fountain display though unless it's on the days they charge extra. Check the website for exact days. The place is so big so be papered to take rest stop.

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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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