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

L’aqueduc de Saïsses

[The Saïsses aqueduct]

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 18, 2012
1. L’aqueduc de Saïsses Marker
La brèche de Capestang survenue lors d’un violent orage le 15 November 1766.[The breach of Capestang occurred during a violent storm on 15 November 1766.] Plan de la réparation réalisé par Gilles Pin en 1766. [Plan repair directed by Gilles Pin in 1766.]
Inscription. 1688/1689. Ouvrage de Vauban, construit par Colin et Launay. Le canal a été creusé ici à flanc de coteau. Les terres de déblais portent le chemin de halage et servant de digue. En 1715 et 1766, de fortes précipitations ont provoqué des brèches et la désolation en aval de l‘aquaduc. La digue a dû être renforcée et maconnée. La brèche de Capestang survenue lors d’un violent orage le 15 November 1766.

[Translation by Google Translate (with modifications):
The Saïsses Aqueduct
1688/1689. Designed by Vauban, built by Colin and Launay. Here the canal was dug on a hillside. The excavation material was thrown up on the towpath and acted as a dyke. In 1715 and 1766, heavy rains caused cracks and desolation downstream from the aqueduct. The dam had to be reinforced and lined.]
 
Location. 43° 19.876′ N, 3° 2.679′ E. Marker is in Capestang, Languedoc-Roussillon, in Hérault Départment. Marker can be reached from Rue Edouard Herriot. Touch for map. Rue Edouard Herriot is the name of the towpath on the Canal due 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 fontaine du Théron (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); La maison vigneronne (approx.

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By Barry Swackhamer, September 18, 2012
2. L’aqueduc de Saïsses Marker
0.3 kilometers away); Le Château de l’archevêque (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); La maison romane (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); La collégiale Saint Etienne (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Rafle Du 9 Juin 1944 (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); La maison Lignon (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); L’Hôpital (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Capestang.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 18, 2012
3. L’aqueduc de Saïsses
Canal du Midi on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 304 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 9, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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