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This was the unrealized dream of king Louis XIV
View of the aqueduct of Maintenon outside the castle.
This vestige of the aqueduct would feed the fountains of the park of Versailles. The project was to divert the waters of the Eure river is a structure of 80 km. Should be made ​​a part of earthen levee.
But the parts of a height greater than 60 feet, it was decided to make aqueducts. Vauban is responsible for conducting studies and work. In 1685, he began studies of the aqueduct that would cross the castle of Maintenon. The aqueduct must have 47 arches at the top, 195 and 390 arcades second to third. The wars of Louis XIV prevented the completion. The aqueduct is the subject of a classification as historical monuments since 1853.

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Copyright Didi Massoud October 2012

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