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Grand Canal

| Parc du Chateau de Versailles, 78000, Versailles, France
+33 1 39 66 30 00
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“boat ride” (6 reviews)
“nice walk” (5 reviews)
| Parc du Chateau de Versailles, 78000, Versailles, France
+33 1 39 66 30 00
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The grand canal is a great canal right in front of the castle. It is a much bigger canal than you expected from the view by the castle. On the canal you have the possibility to go rowing which is a wonderful thing with the...More

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here on a very hot day and the Canal was filled with locals escaping the hot weather (you can get to the Canal without paying the entrance price to the gardens and Palace. The area is surrounded by trees and there were lots...More

Thank MWK51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was within full view of the gardens, but just outside the perimeter. It was full of couples in rowboats!

Thank Richard-Julie_K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can rent a boat and row over the Grand Canal. Lovely to do on a summers day. Or you can watch the rowing boats from the terrace of the nearby restaurant

Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The canal is the heart of the gardens of Versailles. On a sunny day you should rent a boat (17€perHour) and enjoy the breathtaking view to the Castel. We took some Picknick with us and enjoyed a wonderful time on the water.

Thank Michael Z
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Grand Canal was impressive. A great place for a nice walk or a Segway tour. Lots of rowers practicing on the day were there, otherwise not worth s trip by itself, but if you are going to be in Versailles anyway , don't miss...More

Thank Jane F
Reviewed 17 May 2017

WE were lucky to stay on the Grand Canal and so got to experience it 24/7 - I expected it to smell and be dirty but it wasn't. We often sat on the front balcony to watch the busy life of the canal and it...More

Thank Ozziechick45
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

If you get a chance, use the Segway tour here to maximise your time. One interesting fact we found out was the one about the elephant. Apparently the menagerie here was hit by bombs in WW2 killing everything except the elephant. The elephant got out...More

Thank Andrew E
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Hundreds of people at the point where you can hire rowing boats. Walk away and a few hundred yards later it is relatively quiet. Imagine the boats that drifted in front of the royals. Imagine the music of Rameau or Lully and you can see...More

Thank ClogsinFrance
Reviewed 28 April 2017

It was our real nice time in Versailles. I have only seen this in books but to be able to visit Versailles was a realization of my wishes and dreams. Nice refreshing place even in the middle of the hot day. Love to recall this...More

Thank MijnlieverdFH
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do i need a ticket to versailles palace grounds to rent a row boat on the canal - where do i find the schedule for the musical fountains
16 March 2017|
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