Pierre Paul Riquet

Pierre Paul Riquet (HM14WA)

Location: Béziers, Languedoc-Roussillon 34500 Hérault
Country: France
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N 43° 20.495', E 3° 13.056'

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(1604 ou 1609 - 1680)

Biterrois, constructeur du Canal due Midi, il trouve la solution permettant d'unir par un canal l'Ocean a la Mediterranee.En 1667, il entreprend les travaux qu'il financera lui meme.Chantier grandiose reprentant 15 ans travail et 12000 ouvriers ? la t?che. Il meurt mene un an avant la mise en eau du canal...Sa statue lourn?e vers l'Ouest, con temple son oeuvre.

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Pierre Paul Riqet
(1604 or 1609 - 1680)
Native of B?ziers, builder of the Canal du Midi, he found the solution to join the [Atlantic] Ocean to the Mediterranean.In 1667, he began the work that he himself financed.The massive work project represented 15 years and 12,000 workers at the task. He died a year before water entered the canal...His statue looks westward contemplating his work.

HM NumberHM14WA
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 9:11am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31T E 517637 N 4798771
Decimal Degrees43.34158333, 3.21760000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 20.495', E 3° 13.056'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 20' 29.70" N, 3° 13' 3.36" E
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Area Code(s)515
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 72 Allées Paul Riquet, Béziers Languedoc-Roussillon 34500, FR
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