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France : Centre

1.2 km (0.7 miles) W of Les Orties, Loiret, Centre, France
Approx. altitude: 167 m (547 ft)
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Antipode: 48°S 177°W

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#2: view looking north (see oil well) #3: view looking south #4: GPS

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  48°N 3°E (visit #1)  

#1: The spot of the confluence, looking west (see oil well)

(visited by Michel Dupuis and Anne Marie Dupuis)

21-Aug-2001 -- 48N003E is a quite easy to access confluence.

Not far from the A6 highway exit in Courtenay, it is situated in a flat area, mainly meadows or fields, with a lot of small roads linking the farms to the nice villages around.

Coming through the D 60 and then the D 37, we used the water tower east of Chuelles village as a first flag. Going then north on this little road passing at its foot, between the farms of "Les Carrés" and "La Bussaugerie", we could park the car only 110 meters from the point, just beside an oil well!

Quite rare in France is the fact that several active oil wells operate around the spot.

The confluence point by itself is easily reachable through a meadow.

The altitude is 178 meters, and I really easily got the GPS to the best place showing an accuracy of… 0 meter.


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#1: The spot of the confluence, looking west (see oil well)
#2: view looking north (see oil well)
#3: view looking south
#4: GPS
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