This canal is free to visit but has not that big 'wauw-factor'. It's just a very very big lake but in the form of a cross. You can rent a rowing boat to explore. But you're view are only trees and if you look very...More
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The Grand Canal occupies the east-west axis of the Palace and stretches from beyond the Apollo's fountain to practically as far as the eye can see. It is surrounded by trees on all sides and is intersected in the middle by a transverse north-south canal...More
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
This was within full view of the gardens, but just outside the perimeter. It was full of couples in rowboats!
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
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.