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A water reservoir for the Canal du Midi
The historic site of Saint-Ferréol Lake is a water reserve for the Canal du Midi and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This lake nestled in a valley on the course of the Laudot makes it possible to compensate for the temporal irregularity of the water needs of the Canal du Midi and the different rain levels on the Montagne Noire. It took five years between 1667 and 1672 for this water reservoir – the largest in Europe with 3.5 million m3 – to be built. The volume of the Saint-Ferréol basin was also doubled after an intervention by Vauban, architect under Louis XIV.
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