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Grand canal Grand canal Le Grand Canal devant l'escalier du Grand Trianon
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Created in 1670, the Grand Canal is shaped like a large cross. The longer arm is 1 650m long and 62m wide, while the shorter one is 1 070m long and 80m wide. Several years ago, the 1 872 trees surrounding the canal were cut back to 15m to reveal the original vista. The surrounding woodland has been replanted with hornbeam, yew, white chestnuts and linden trees, as at the time of the Grand Siècle. The nearby buildings make up Petite Venise, which housed the Venetian gondoliers in charge of the king's fleet.

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  • Address : Parc du Château de Versailles F - 78000 Versailles78000Versailles

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    La vue sur le château depuis l'extrémité ouest du canal se mérite (en particulier le soir avec la façade au loin tout éclairée). Bonne occasion de faire le tour intégral du grand canal à vélo.


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