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Oppidume Etang Montady
Languedoc-Roussillon

Etang de Montady - An impressive farm system for more than 700 years


Of the four vantage points of the oppidum unfolds a panorama: the Cevennes, Beziers and the coastal plain, the Canal du Midi, which runs directly south of the oppidum, and in the distance, Mont Canigou.

If you look in a northwesterly direction, you will see in the plain below the oppidum the strange Etang de Montady, a vast former marshland, in the 13 Drained by a century monastic orders and transformed into arable land.

It looks like an enormous pie with dozens of narrow wedge pitfalls of different hue, a rural slice of the circle in the middle.

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Copyright: Wilfried pinsdorf
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Uploaded: 29/11/2009
Updated: 23/10/2012
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