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| Parc du Chateau de Versailles, 78000, Versailles, France
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Reviewed yesterday 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 3 days ago 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 4 days ago 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.

Thank hannah and mart... Y
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 7 July 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.

Thank amysun2016
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Stunning scenery. Despite going on a crazy busy day due to a number of fun runs that were being held it was very plesant. Some areas were high in traffic (people) but despite there being thpusands of people it felt like hardly any at all....More

Thank MightyMouser
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Rent a rowing boat en imaging yourself in 1775. again I ask: why and how could they build this place.

Thank traveladdictions
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

On the map of Versailles, it looks closer than it is. The canal is really massive. You can hire boats and cycles from here. Hire a golf cart for €34 an hour. Don't forget your drivers licence

Thank Jo K
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Response from Gumgrove | Reviewed this property |
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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