Photographer's Note

February 20h, 2011
Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone 340337 34750
Herault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.533 3.867 1 m

The box prison, villeneuve-lès-Maguelone

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Other view.

If the chances of the life make pass some by the Detention center, it can arrive, less dramatically, the same thing at the others: the box prison, 52 in Jeu de l'oie, it is better that 58, the box of the death.

A detention center receives the accused (detained awaiting trial) as well as the condemned persons whose remainder of punishment does not exceed, as a rule, one year during their definitive condemnation.

VILLENEUVE-LÈS-MAGUELONE is a French commune, located in the department of the Herault of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 8 161 Villeneuvois in 1999, distributed on 23 km², that is to say 323 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). The ponds are passed through by the CANAL du RHÔNE à SÈTE.

_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 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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