Jardins et aqueduc de Maintenon

Park and garden ,  Historic site and monument ,  Aqueduct in Maintenon
Aqueduc de MaintenonPatrick FORGET - www.sagaphoto.com
Aqueduc de MaintenonPatrick FORGET - www.sagaphoto.com
Aqueduc de MaintenonPatrick FORGET - www.sagaphoto.com
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  • The aqueduct of Maintenon building work started in 1683 as requested by Louis XIV, who wanted to bring water from the river Eure to the fountains of Versailles. The building work was led by Louvois,building superintendent, together with Vauban. There were many different aspects to this project which ended up with the most sober design with 47 archways, enclosed by two U-bends. The project is worthy of a Roman structure. In 1688, the war against the League of Augsburg occurred and the king...

    The aqueduct of Maintenon building work started in 1683 as requested by Louis XIV, who wanted to bring water from the river Eure to the fountains of Versailles. The building work was led by Louvois,building superintendent, together with Vauban. There were many different aspects to this project which ended up with the most sober design with 47 archways, enclosed by two U-bends. The project is worthy of a Roman structure. In 1688, the war against the League of Augsburg occurred and the king was forced to stop the building work due to a lack of resources. There were 29km left to be finished and several ancillary works. To compensate for the inconvenience caused to Madame de Maintenon by the works, the king gave it to her and gave her the title of 'marquise'.

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    From 3 €