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Grand Canal, Versailles

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#3 of 22 in Historic Sites in Versailles
Historic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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In the gardens of Versailles, Grand Canal forms part of a grandiose cross oriented to reflect the setting sun. The cross-shaped body of water creates a long perimeter of 5.5 km (3.4 mi). Louis XIV used to hold boating parties here, and now you can rent a boat to paddle yourself, or hire a guide to row for you. Make your Versailles itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • It.... it's big. Do this after you visited the castle and come prepared, there are nice movies and books about Versailles and their royals). But be kind to your feet and rent a little car at the... 
    It.... it's big. Do this after you visited the castle and come prepared, there are nice movies and books about Versailles and their royals). But be kind to your feet and rent a little car at the...  more »
  • Grand canal is a pretty big man made lake you can see from the gardens of Versailles - that's its longer hand. However, if walking along it you'll notice at the center it has two more hands making it....  more
    Grand canal is a pretty big man made lake you can see from the gardens of Versailles - that's its longer hand. However, if walking along it you'll notice at the center it has two more hands making it....  more »
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  • Exceptional. The opulence of the area is quintessentially French.
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