Visit of the reservoir via Suez in May 2020 - testimonials August-September 2021 - historic construction plans

Visit of the interior of the historic Gallargues-le-Montueux water reservoir in May 2020 by the Suez Water Company. The day before the visit, the Suez employee began to drain the tank for inspection. As the environment was confined he was the only one able to go down, a little , to film. So the very first shot was taken by the > Suez employee. You have short clips of it in this video and a little more on this one: 1st video of the inside of the water tank .
The historic construction plans with transverse and longitudinal sections allow you to find your way, you can look at them towards the end. Finally, to leave a visual testimony around this reservoir, a pleasant inhabitant told me some anecdotes. You can see them after the visit with an overview of the water flows during the violent storm of September 14 .

Photos of the interior of the tank

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Inspection of the historic Grand-Gallargues water reservoir - May 2020

Gallargues-le-Montueux historic water reservoir, put into operation in 1896, the plans for its construction are displayed at the end. Visit in May 2020, testimonials in August 2021 and during the storm of September 14, 2021 at the end of the report.

Manual harvest Gallargues le Montueux - September 18, 2021

Manual harvest in Gallargues-le-Montueux - Sep 18, 2021

Norbert , Maurice and their family harvest the last vine which is still collected by hand on this territory. 3 days after the big storm of September 14, the sun and the good humor produced these sell manual very pleasant.


Viticulture is part of the traditional life of this village and has even largely contributed to its development. You can watch about twenty short videos on the Gallargues wine cooperative cellar on this playlist Gallargues-le-Montueux wine cooperative cellar (Gard, Occitanie) 2004 - 2010 .

Mediterranean storm in Gallargues-le-Montueux on September 14, 2021

For several years violent thunderstorms have become a bit rare in Gallargues. Precipitation and thunderstorms often stopping before Vidourle, towards Lunel. But this time, lightning and strong thunder shook the walls of the village and the rain rinsed the sloping streets. On the video you can hear the start of this very noisy thunderstorm but gradually the thunder subsided, giving way to gusts of strong wind and rain.

20 hours after the storm

The lower part of the village has been flooded because the water does not drain properly between the many buildings and the water supply has been cut off (until September 17 in some neighborhoods). The strong gusts of wind tore up pine and pine branches.

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Severe thunderstorm on September 14, 2021 in Gallargues-le-Montueux

Orage violent le 14 septembre 2021, autour de 10h

Night grape harvest at Gallargues le Montueux - August 25, 2021

Night grape harvest in Gallargues le Montueux

The wine service provider Dupret et fils takes us to do the night grape harvest in Gallargues-le-Montueux, on August 25, 2021 23h45.

The Dupret family from Gallargues-le-Montueux works in viticulture from grandfather, father and son. Their vineyard, particularly with the chardonnay grape variety, has often enabled the Gallargues cooperative cellar to obtain medals in competitions, along with other qualitative plots. The Dupret family expanded its offer and became viticulture service provider : harvest, planting, pruning and advices.

The sauvignon grapes harvested from this vine are healthy and have a good smell. But on the video we can see that the harvest is low, at least at the time of the shooting because all the rows of vines do not have the same yield. The harvesting machine has all the necessary adjustments to avoid damaging the vines. In addition, Jérôme Dupret checks the settings of the machine, on feet , watching the beat directly on the vine to guide his son who is at the control panel.

Harvesting at night requires a little more vigilance than during the day and being filmed requires taking care of the videographer ... I thank them for letting me film.
Viticulture is part of the traditional life of this village and has even greatly contributed to its development. You can watch about twenty short videos on the Gallargues wine cooperative cellar on this playlist Gallargues-le-Montueux wine cooperative cellar (Gard, Occitanie) 2004 - 2010 .

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