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Agde Round Lock

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The Agde Round Lock ( french: L'Écluse Ronde d'Agde ) is the only round lock in the Canal du Midi. It copes with three different water levels. Boats can turn right around in the lock to access one of the tree outlets leading to Touluse, the Étang de Thau and the town of Agde.

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A: Entrance to the old port of Agde

by Wilfried Pinsdorf, 4.9 km away

Look around at the entrance to the old port of Agde. In the distance is the Einfachrt the new marina ...

Entrance to the old port of Agde

B: River Herault

by Peter Stein, 4.9 km away

Le Grau d'Agde in the Herault river empties into the Mediterranean. The quay walls are extended anoth...

River Herault

C: Agde aerial

by Christophe Bouthe, 6.3 km away

360° en aérien au dessus du Cap d'Agde

Agde aerial

D: Beziers - Cap d´Agde, Languedoc Airport

by Wilfried Pinsdorf, 9.3 km away

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Beziers - Cap d´Agde, Languedoc Airport

E: Tobogan Portiragnes Plage France

by Lionel TISSOT-BEZ, 10.2 km away

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F: Port de Mèze

by fabimacg5, 15.8 km away

Une jolie vue de ce port de pêcheur

Port de Mèze

G: Pezenas

by Peter Stein, 15.9 km away

Pezenas

H: Curch St-Jean Pézenas

by Wilfried Pinsdorf, 15.9 km away

Curch St-Jean Pézenas

Curch St-Jean Pézenas

I: Pezenas

by Peter Stein, 16.0 km away

Pezenas

J: Pezenas

by Peter Stein, 16.0 km away

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This panorama was taken in Languedoc-Roussillon

This is an overview of Languedoc-Roussillon

Languedoc-Roussillon is a French region which is composed of five departments. It is bounded by Spain, Andorra in the south and along the Mediterranean Sea (Gulf of Lions). Other French region limit the regions of Languedoc-Roussillon: Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, Rhone-Alpes, Auvergne, Midi-Pyrenees. The natural boundaries are the Pyrenees and the so-called threshold Lauragais, the Cévennes and the Rhône.

In 2004, the Regional Council chose a joint new logo symbolizes the sun, which has the motto: "Living in Septimania. In fact, the current president of the Regional Council, Georges Freche wanted to rename the area "Septimania", but then it has to do so. Septimania is an old name, used since the fifth century for the region, but the Department of Lozère was not yet among them. Above all, the Catalans rejected by an overwhelming majority of this amendment. After numerous protests, including a demonstration of about 8,000 people on the 8th October 2005 in Perpignan, Georges Freche was the project of Bezeichnugsänderung in "Septimania" and the name of the region Languedoc-Roussillon "is introduced as an official designation for the Regon.

The languages of the region along with French, Occitan (Languedoc, Auvergne, Provence), and Catalan. The name of the region favors Lengadòc-Rosselhon Occitan and Catalan Rosselló-Llenguadoc.

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