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A little bit of history
An old local legend, based on various facts, attributes the foundation of Aigues-Vives to the inhabitants of a village called Pataran, which was located near the Roman road leading to the Ambrussium bridge, over the Vidourle river, at the point where this road is called the "coin path".
In the 8th century, the Saracens ravaged and destroyed the village and the population took refuge on a nearby hill, where a fountain of abundant white water was born. This harsh situation pleased the emigrants from Pataran. So, they built their houses there and the new town took the name of Aigues-Vives (Ayga-Viva) from the name applicable to the famous spring that made them decide to settle there.
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