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Grandes & Petites Ecuries

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28 Aug 2018
“Impressive buildings opposite the Palace”
2 May 2018
“Royal carriages ”
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Two large stables built in the late 17th century. The Grandes Ecuries is the home of the Carriage Museum and the Equestrian Academy of Versailles.
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The Gardens of Versailles | Avenue Rockefeller, 78000, Versailles, France
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

Located outside the main palace building in the backyards, nothing great to grand about it. Lots of walking in open space is required, and can be tiring in a summer afternoon.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dryashmanchanda
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

These are very large and add to the grandeur of the Palace. There are some things in the Ecuries such as the equestrian school and carriage galleries but these have to be open if you want to see inside.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 890RichardF
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

This is the location that you will find the royal carriages collection that are real example of royal grandeur. It is away from the main attraction and I do hope that your tour includes this bit.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank rayrest
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Don't just stay by the chateau and the gardens there, walk further into the estate and you will find more beautiful gardens and other buildings to walk round. We found it was much pleasanter the further you got as less people ventured that far. If...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank craigbelper
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

As I've stated over and over, if your not enjoying everything the grounds has to offer, you will regret it later. These are included in your admission and tours are available

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank aagcon
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We visited in June 2012 & September 2013. Each time we had beautiful weather. Spent a day exploring the chateau and gardens, but really didn't touch the grandeur of the property. Enjoyed gardens near the chateau and ones near the trianons. Did our day on...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank mariedesjardins
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Walking down from the palace toward the canal there are a number of hidden gardens. We did not have time to see them all but my favourite was the cascades garden.This was built to be used as a theatre garden with tiered seating and a...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Carol S
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Beautiful gardens well take care of, amazing landscaping. There huge, bigger than some city parks, and nice with beautiful floral and trees compositions. great pathways.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank thor2705
Reviewed 11 August 2016

These gardens are gorgeous, however, be ready for lots of walking! You also have the option of renting a golf cart, and enjoying a boat ride in the lagoon. We will definitely try those options next time we visit.

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Luv2travel101974
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Its a very good place to see. It is situated behind the main palace. The adjacent garden and the status are very beautiful.

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank mithuuu
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jencody
16 August 2017|
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Response from Acadequestre | Property representative |
Hello, You should ask your question on the Versailles' palace page and not on the Great Stable one. Best regards, The Equestrian Academy of Versailles
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