LES MEUSES

A noria is a waterwheel. Norias date back to the end of the XVIIIth c. They were used (they still serve this same purpose to this day) for carrying the water of a canal up to a water tank, which then distributes the water in lands which are at a much higher than the canal. When the 'Marquise de Ganges' (the Marchioness of Ganges) arrived around 1600, she had a dam built on the Vis river in order for the canal to be water supplied. First of all, there were wells working with wheels which were activated by horses and which were made to irrigate the lands located at higher altitude. Then came the norias, at the end of the XIXth century. Six norias are still working, five of them have recently been renovated and one of them is listed as an historical monument. Most of those wheels are located along the "Chemin des Meuses" (the Norias' path'). They are in perfect harmony with the environment, and they are one of the vestiges that are examples of the renovation of our heritage.

Address

Chemin du Fesquet
34190 CAZILHAC

GPS coordinates : 43.923117 / 3.710742

Means of communication

Open

from 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021

Handicapped persons

yes

Animals accepted

yes

Spoken languages

Français

Groups

Reception of groups : no

Free entry

yes

Individual visits

  • permanent free visits

Tourist office
Cévennes Méditerranée

26 avenue Pasteur
34190 GANGES

+33(0) 467 73 00 56

Whatsapp : 07 75 28 07 02

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