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

L’épanchoir de Pietat

The Pietat Flood Diversion

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 18, 2012
1. L’épanchoir de Pietat Marker
D’apres un plan du 18ème siècle. [On a plan after the 18th century.]
Inscription. Ouvrage de basalte, construit après la catastrophe de 1766. Il a été complété en 1776 par l’épanchoir à siphon du fer à mulet du à l’ingénieur Garupuy (monument inscrit). Avec les aqueducs de l;Ale et de Pietart, ils participent à la mise en sécurité du village.

[Translation by Google Translate (with modifications):
The Pietat Flood Diversion
Built of basalt, constructed following the disaster flood of 1766. It was completed in 1776 [does not translate] engineer Garupuy (listed monument). With the aqueducts of the Ale and the Pietart, they participate in the implementation of safety of the village.]
 
Location. 43° 19.807′ N, 3° 2.984′ E. Marker is in Capestang, Languedoc-Roussillon, in Hérault Départment. Marker can be reached from Rue Edouard Herriot. Click for map. Rue Edouard Herriot is the name of the towpath on the south side of Canal du Midi in Capestang. 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. La maison vigneronne (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Porte de Béziers (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); L’Hôpital (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Le Château de l’archevêque

L’épanchoir de Pietat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 18, 2012
2. L’épanchoir de Pietat Marker
(approx. 0.4 kilometers away); La fontaine du Théron (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); L’aqueduc de Saïsses (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Rafle Du 9 Juin 1944 (approx. half a kilometer away); La collégiale Saint Etienne (approx. half a kilometer away). Click for a list of all markers in Capestang.
 
More about this marker. L’épanchoir de Pietat was designed to divert flood water from the Canal du Midi, thus sparing the town of Capestang.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
L’épanchoir de Pietat image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 18, 2012
3. L’épanchoir de Pietat
The Canal du Midi is on the right in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 6 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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