Montpellier Aqueduct, Montpellier

Montpellier Aqueduct, Montpellier

The Aqueduct of Montpellier is also referred to as the Saint-Clément Aqueduct, is the largest hydraulic private project ever made in France. Built in the middle of 18th century, the project brought water from the Saint-Clément spring to the water tower of Peyrou Park.

The project took 13 years to complete. Some townspeople wagered the water would not rise to the water tower in Peyrou Pack. Happily they were wrong. Engineering won the day.

The Aqueduct was made from the local Castries stone. It is over 800 meters long and has 53 arches on two levels, resembling the typical Roman design of aqueducts. It has arcades on the upper level. Water is carried in two channels, one of which is insulated to prevent water from freezing in winter.

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Montpellier Aqueduct on Map

Sight Name: Montpellier Aqueduct
Sight Location: Montpellier, France (See walking tours in Montpellier)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Montpellier, France

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Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles