A former post written by chief architect of Les Monuments Historiques, Arnaud de Saint-Jouan, described the château and town's water supply system. Here are sylvan pictures of the various installations to match the very interesting and informative text. (Items references refer to the text).
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The water aerator outside the castle (item P)
The town's old water tower fed from Bisseuil
The Bollée hydraulic ram building (item J)
The old electricity generator building (item J)
The sluice from the ram and the powerstation (item G)
The sluice flowing past the hydraulic ram (item G)
The current supply canal in its 19 century relocation (item D)
The grand canal looking south towards the original 17 century feeder canal and sluices location (item E), now largely blocked and silted up
The sad location of the derelict embarquadère on the grand canal, demolished in 2007 (item L)
The inaccessible location of the reservoir, within the walled hunting park with the wild boar (item M)
The sluice's stonework abutments (item F)
The final overflow pond before the entry to the town's moat, now partially planted with poplars (item I)