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January 24th, 2011
Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone 340337 34750
Herault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.533 3.867 1 m

On the canal, Villeneuve-Lès-Maguelone

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Other view.

Inland navigation, on the CANAL du RHÔNE à SÈTE, canal from Rhône to Sète, in Villeneuve-Lès-Maguelone, between the ponds of brackish water of Arnal and Pierre-Blanche, near the Maguelone Cathedral.
The littoral ponds, depth of 1.20 meter on average, produce a great quantity of plankton and small animal organizations, which attracts fish of sea, the water birds of which pink flamingos. This resource is exploited with traditional means.

_The "CANAL du RHÔNE à SÈTE", goes from the Rhône, in Beaucaire, to the "Étang de Thau", pond of Thau, in Sète. Completed in 1811, it is the prolongation of the "Canal du Midi" builds in 1666.
This canal crosses the brackish water ponds, along the Mediterranean in the south of the area of Montpellier then the wet plains of the "Petite Camargue".

VILLENEUVE-LÈS-MAGUELONE is a French commune, located in the department of the Herault of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 8 161 Villeneuvois in 1999, distributed on 23 km², that is to say 323 hab./km².

Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone was a diocese listed in 589, which was transferred in Montpellier in XVIIe century, whose remainders of the cathedral are always in the site of Maguelone, between the ponds and the Mediterranean.

Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone has a sea front which extends on more than 9 kms and offers 1 a thousand of hectares of spaces lagunaires, of brackish water in which, the professionals fish sea-breams, eels, plates, bars (in french).

My images of Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone
My images of "Canal du Midi" and "Canal du Rhône à Sète"

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