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Midi-Pyrénées

Allée Jean Jaurès / Boulevard de Bonrepos

Pierre-Paul Riquet

Béziers 1609 - Toulouse 1680
engineer and canal-builder responsible for the construction of the Canal du Midi
(Wikipedia)
Bernard Griffoul-Dorval
1853

Toulouse /  Pierre-Paul Riquet   Toulouse /  Pierre-Paul Riquet

Description

Stone statue.

Inscription(s)

A
PIERRE PAUL RIQUET
LA VILLE
DE TOULOUSE
18 Septembre 1853
EDIT DE CONSTRUCTION
DU CANAL DU MIDI.
5 Octobre 1666.
JONCTION DES DEUX MERS
rigole nourriciere de la montagne
saint ferriol. naurouse.
percement du malpas
port de cette.
OUVERTURE DE LA NAVIGATION
15 Mai 1681

Signed: Griffoul-Dorval / 1838

Annotation

The statue stands a few meters from the bridge over the Canal du Midi - however, Riquet has his back to the canal and looks to the city.

Sculptor

Tags

Location (N 43°36'33" - E 1°27'14")

Item Code: frmp034; Photograph: 2 September 2011
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