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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 Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 49°S 177°W

Accuracy: 40 m (131 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Panorama from bridge, arrow points to confluence spot #3: Looking towards the confluence spot, in the mud #4: Street sign pointing (unintentionally :-) towards confluence #5: The obligatory GPS shot, pretty fuzzy unfortunately

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  49°N 3°E (visit #1)  

#1: The bridge as seen from the confluence

(visited by Gilles Kohl and Erika Thill)

07-Mar-2001 -- Our fourth confluence and the second one in France. We visited this one on a trip from Karlsruhe to Paris, since it was conveniently located on our way.

N49 E003 would normally be on the banks of the Marne river, near the small village of Isles-les-Meldeuses. However, with the amount of rain we've had in the last few days, it was on a muddy island in the flood.

It was not possible to make it to the exact confluence spot without getting very muddy, and we lacked the gumboots required for such an exercise, so we contented ourselves with getting within about 40 meters of the confluence point. Picture 3 is taken from this spot, looking towards the confluence. Picture 1 looks in the opposite direction, showing the bridge over the Marne river from which the panorama (Picture 2) was taken.

This time, there was no official sign of any kind, but note the (unintentional) arrow pointing towards the confluence spot in picture 4.


 All pictures
#1: The bridge as seen from the confluence
#2: Panorama from bridge, arrow points to confluence spot
#3: Looking towards the confluence spot, in the mud
#4: Street sign pointing (unintentionally :-) towards confluence
#5: The obligatory GPS shot, pretty fuzzy unfortunately
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
On the northern riverside of the Marne River, very close to the water.