L'Aqueduc Romain d'Arcueil
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 48° 47.953 E 002° 19.952
31U E 450983 N 5405350
Quick Description: [FR] L'aqueduc gallo-romain approvisionnait les thermes parisiens de Cluny. [EN] The gallo-roman aqueduct furnished the Roman baths of Paris (Cluny) with water.
Location: Île-de-France, France
Date Posted: 6/14/2008 10:48:44 AM
Waymark Code: WM3ZYW
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Chris777
Views: 67

Long Description:
[FR] Un éperon rétrécit légèrement la vallée de la Bièvre à la limite d'Arcueil et de Cachan. Cela n'a pas échappé aux ingénieurs hydrauliciens, qui ont choisi cet endroit pour que leurs aqueducs traversent la vallée.

De l'aqueduc gallo-romain, il en reste encore aujourd'hui trois piles au bord de la Bièvre (entre lesquelles fut encastrée l'intéressante aile d'époque Renaissance de l'ancien château du Fief-des-Arcs), ainsi qu'une arche découverte à l'occasion d'une campagne de restauration menée à la fin des années 80 par l'administration des monuments historiques.

[EN] A spur slightly shrinks the Bièvre valley at the border between the suburbs of Arcueil and Cachan. Hydraulic engineers down through history have taken advantage of this to route their aqueducts across the valley.

Three supports near the former course of the Bièvre river as well as an arch discovered during a restoration campaign carried out at the end of the 1980's are all that remain of the gallo-roman aqueduct. The ruins are built into a wing of the former Renaissance chateau of Fief-des-Arcs.
Most Relevant Historical Period: Roman Empire > 27 B.C.

Admission Fee: Free

Opening days/times:
24 x 7


Web Site: [Web Link]

Condition: Some remaining traces (ruins) or pieces

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