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February 28th, 2011
Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone 340337 34750
Herault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.533 3.867 1 m

The guards, villeneuve-lès-Maguelone

One view.
Other view.

Winged diligent guards, watch the traffic on the CANAL DU RHÔNE À SÈTE, near the gate of the DOMAIN OF MAGUELONE, end of the 19th century.

The MAGUELONE VINEYARD extends at foot of the ancient Maguelone cathedral, in a domain managed by the COMPAGNONS DE MAGUELONE.

_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 runs through the plains of the Camargue wetlands, ponds and brackish water along the Mediterranean in the south of Montpellier region.

VILLENEUVE-LÈS-MAGUELONE is a French commune, located in the department of the Herault of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 8 650 Villeneuvois in 2004, distributed on 22.7 km², that is to say 381.1 hab/km².

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).

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.

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

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