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Riquet Obelisk

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Location type: Monument
Location address: France, Languedoc-Roussillon
Number of texts: 1
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Made by | Reference Fagairolles 34 | © CC 3.0
Made by | Reference | © CC 3.0

The Riquet Obelisk (French: Obélisque de Riquet) is dedicated to the creator of the Canal du Midi, Pierre-Paul Riquet. In 1827, the heirs of Riquet built the monument. The obelisk has a dedication: “To Pierre-Paul Riquet, Baron Bonrepos, author of the Two Seas Canal in Languedoc”. It is erected near the site of the former octagonal holding tank, called the Bassin de Naurouze, created during the building of the Canal du Midi.

Linked themes: Technology & engineering, Geography

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