THE FABULOUS STORY OF MR RIQUET

LA FABULEUSE HISTOIRE DE MONSIEUR RIQUET

By Jean PÉRISSÉ

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Documentary - Completed 2014

Pierre-Paul Riquet, baron de Bonrepos, was the engineer and canal-builder responsible for the building of the Canal du Midi ( South of France), a 240 kilometers long artificial waterway. A portrait of this man who was only interested in mathematics and science.
As a farmer general he was a tax farmer responsible for the collection and administration of the gabelle (salt tax) in Languedoc.
He became wealthy and levied his own taxes. He executed grand technical projects with technical expertise.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Historical
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 85 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jean PÉRISSÉ
    • Synopsis
    • Pierre-Paul Riquet, baron de Bonrepos, was the engineer and canal-builder responsible for the building of the Canal du Midi ( South of France), a 240 kilometers long artificial waterway. A portrait of this man who was only interested in mathematics and science.
      As a farmer general he was a tax farmer responsible for the collection and administration of the gabelle (salt tax) in Languedoc.
      He became wealthy and levied his own taxes. He executed grand technical projects with technical expertise.
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