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Address: | Parc du Chateau de Versailles, 78000, Versailles, France
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US$ 108.81*
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Versailles by Bike Day Tour
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Versailles Bike Tour with Skip-the-Line Entrance to Palace
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VIP Versailles Tour with Private guide and Driver

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We visited in the winter and I'm sure this entire grounds area would be much better in the spring or summer months, non the less, if you enjoy a good hike and nature, it's a good... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Stratford, Canada
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Stratford, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited in the winter and I'm sure this entire grounds area would be much better in the spring or summer months, non the less, if you enjoy a good hike and nature, it's a good break from the craziness of the whole palace

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a bit of a walk from the entrance to garden, but it is worth walking long. There are gondolas and place feels a little bit liike the Venetian canals.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plan your trip around the timing of the fountain display. It is a breathtaking sight. The fountains are coordinated with music, and the whole place comes to a stop. It gave me goosebumps and brought tears to my eyes. We viewed it from the upper gardens, spectacular, don't miss it.

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Prince George, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

My sister and I rented a row boat in June 2012 on a beautiful sunny day at Versailles. Lots of others in the canal, but mostly singles. Swans floating nearby. I thought it would be similar to canoeing. Neither of us had rowed before. We ended up getting stuck near the middle of the grand canal which is around 1... More 

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Wolfsburg, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

As we were here in december the Grand Canal wasn't that pretty. It was cold, foggy and the water was dirty. In summer and spring this must be nice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Had the privilege of renting a small boat here. The experience was amazing and the rental is really cheap. So as soon as you finish the gardens and before venturing into the "allee de la Reine" I suggest you give your feet a break, rent a boat and do some rowing to exercise your biceps. Try not to hit the... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We were here in November & saw the Grand Canal. In warmer weather what a great place to picnic. Additionally there are boats you can rent & that would be a nice way to pass time.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

The Canal seems to border the grounds of the estate limiting access to the gardens. When we were there it just looked like a ditch, but it formed a majestic part of the scenery.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This was a pleasant place to spend some time after the busy palace. We had a picnic lunch here and enjoyed watching people paddling boats before we headed to Petit Trianon

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

It is a nice place to spend some hours on the grass on its shore or in a boat on it. The views and the experience is great.

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