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Grand Canal

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Map of Versailles
The Versailles grounds are organized around an ornamental body of water called the Grand Canal, which covers 195 acres, measures over four miles around its edges, and is so large it became a favorite place for the King to stage mock battles! 

This area is surrounded with majestic poplar trees and an orderly forest planted with local trees such as oak, ash, beech, and cherry.  The royal family also enjoyed nautical outings and festivities in this area.

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