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France : Rhône-Alpes

1.3 km (0.8 miles) W of Villars-les-Dombes, Ain, Rhône-Alpes, France
Approx. altitude: 281 m (921 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 46°S 175°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View East #3: View South #4: View West #5: The confluence point lies on the edge of an open field #6: All GPS zeros! #7: A close-up view of the chateau #8: Looking down on the confluence point from 100 m above #9: View North, from 100 m above the point #10: View East (towards the village of Villars-les-Dombes), from 100 m above the point #11: View South, from 100 m above the point #12: View West, from 100 m above the point

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  46°N 5°E (visit #6)  

#1: View North (towards the chateau)

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

24-Jul-2018 -- While driving from Lyon westward to Clermont-Ferrand, I made a short detour to visit this fascinating Degree Confluence Point, What makes this point fascinating is that it lies just inside the grounds of a (privately-owned) chateau - “Le Château de la Grange à Lapeyrouse”.

The point itself lies on the edge of an open field, in front of the chateau. Just to the south is a rural road; from there, I launched my drone to get aerial views from more than 100 m up.

Here is a remote-controlled aerial video of this confluence point.


 All pictures
#1: View North (towards the chateau)
#2: View East
#3: View South
#4: View West
#5: The confluence point lies on the edge of an open field
#6: All GPS zeros!
#7: A close-up view of the chateau
#8: Looking down on the confluence point from 100 m above
#9: View North, from 100 m above the point
#10: View East (towards the village of Villars-les-Dombes), from 100 m above the point
#11: View South, from 100 m above the point
#12: View West, from 100 m above the point
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)