THE WATERWAY
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The Waterway highlights the way Fontigon canal used to work 500 years ago.

The aqueduct was built to allow for a regular water inlet: this was crucial to the functioning of the wheat meal, the washhouse as well as the town hall fountain.

It enabled Ampus inhabitants to irrigate fields and gardens as well as cater for themselves.

Later on, a metal pipe was set: it was linking Fontigon canal to a turbine, linked to a dynamo, bringing by the way electricity to the village.

The village wheat mill was built in the XVth century.  You can still see the dynamo inside the wheat mill. For the inhabitants, it was nearer than the former one in Moulin Vieux aera.

 The waterway, a marked hiking trail, leads you throughout the village.

© 2015 créé par N. Perez Leroux pour Mairie d'Ampus