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France : Île-de-France

1.2 km (0.7 miles) W of Isles-les-Meldeuses, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France
Approx. altitude: 49 m (160 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 49°S 177°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Quality: good

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View North #3: View South #4: View West #5: Ground cover (including an empty Evian bottle) at the point #6: All zeros! #7: Looking down on the point from 60m above #8: View North (towards the village of Villers les Rigault), from 60m above the point #9: View North (towards the village of Isles-les-Meldeuses), from 60m above the point #10: View South (across the bridge, along the Marne River), from 60m above the point #11: View West, from 60m above the point #12: Looking North from the bridge towards a lock on the Marne.  The confluence point is 80m away at the far left of the photo, on the river bank

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  49°N 3°E (visit #17)  

#1: The confluence point lies near the bank of an island in the Marne River.  (This is also a view to the East, across the Marne.)

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

29-Aug-2019 -- While driving back from Luxembourg to Paris (to return my rental car), I decided to make a detour to visit this interesting Degree Confluence Point, which lies on the bank of an island in the Marne River. As previous visitors have noted, you can walk down onto the island from the nearby bridge. At the time of my visit (late Summer), the path along the island was overgrown with vegetation - including stinging nettles. (I was glad that I wore long trousers.) The Degree Confluence Point lies just off the path, down a bank next to the river, just a few metres away. (An empty Evian bottle - not left there by anyone from this project, I hope - happens to mark the spot.)

Although the Degree Confluence Point itself was overgrown with vegetation, I was able to launch my drone from the lawn on the other side of the river - 80m to the East - and fly it above the point. Fortunately, drones are legal in this area (though to a maximum height of 60m only, and over the river and island only; not over the nearby villages.

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


 All pictures
#1: The confluence point lies near the bank of an island in the Marne River. (This is also a view to the East, across the Marne.)
#2: View North
#3: View South
#4: View West
#5: Ground cover (including an empty Evian bottle) at the point
#6: All zeros!
#7: Looking down on the point from 60m above
#8: View North (towards the village of Villers les Rigault), from 60m above the point
#9: View North (towards the village of Isles-les-Meldeuses), from 60m above the point
#10: View South (across the bridge, along the Marne River), from 60m above the point
#11: View West, from 60m above the point
#12: Looking North from the bridge towards a lock on the Marne. The confluence point is 80m away at the far left of the photo, on the river bank
ALL: All pictures on one page
  Notes
On the northern riverside of the Marne River, very close to the water.