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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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  • 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 »
  • When visiting the castle, you also must take a walk in the gardens and park. We also rented a bicycle, which was absolutely top! 
    When visiting the castle, you also must take a walk in the gardens and park. We also rented a bicycle, which was absolutely top!  more »
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