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Capestang in Hérault Départment, Languedoc-Roussillon, France — Southeast Coast (Mediterranean Sea)
 

Le Bassin Rond

[The Round Basin]

 
 
Le Bassin Rond Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 18, 2012
1. Le Bassin Rond Marker
Inscription. 1861, le vignoble est en plein essor et avec lui le village dont la population a plus que doublé depuis le début de siècle. Pour les 2700 habitants, deux fontaines publiques ne suffisent plus. Une troisième, par souscription, est donc ediflée (rénovée en 1931) ainsi qu’un abreuvoir à bestiaux, déguisé en fontaine urbaine. La Place de la Porte Neuve devient celle du Bassin rond. [Translation by Google Translate (with modifications): The Round Basin In 1861, the vineyard is in full swing and with it the village whose population has more than doubled since the beginning of the century. For 2700 inhabitants, two public fountains no longer sufficient. A third, by subscription, is built (renovated in 1931) and a cattle trough, disguised as city fountain. Place de la Porte Neuve becomes the Round Basin.
 
Location. 43° 19.587′ N, 3° 2.691′ E. Marker is in Capestang, Languedoc-Roussillon, in Hérault Départment. Marker is at the intersection of Rue Gambetta and Rue Gigiry on Rue Gambetta. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Capestang, Languedoc-Roussillon 34310, France.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Le Domaine CASTRES (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Les Remparts (about 180 meters away); Rafle Du 9 Juin 1944
Le Bassin Rond Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 18, 2012
2. Le Bassin Rond Marker
Cattle trough in the foreground, water fountain (and marker) in the background.
(about 180 meters away); L’Hôpital (about 210 meters away); La maison Lignon (about 210 meters away); La collégiale Saint Etienne (about 210 meters away); Porte de Béziers (about 210 meters away); Le Château de l’archevêque (about 240 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Capestang.
 
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A Nearby Wall Mural image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 18, 2012
3. A Nearby Wall Mural
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 284 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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