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France : Poitou-Charentes

1.3 km (0.8 miles) E of Longré, Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France
Approx. altitude: 78 m (255 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 46°S 180°

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

#2: View to the North #3: View to the East #4: View to the South #5: View to the West #6: GPS reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunter #9: Bicycle parking in 210 m distance #10: Church in Longré

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  46°N 0° (visit #4)  

#1: The Confluence from 20 m distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

21-Mar-2015 -- This is the third out of 4 reports reaching confluence points during a bicycle trip in France.

After visiting 45°N 0° on the previous day, I spontaneously decided to make a “little” deviation from my route towards Bordeaux by visiting this confluence point.

Via Angoulême, I rode my bicycle further north and reached this confluence at 10:30 AM via Marcillac-Lanville, Aigre and Saint-Fraigne on little county roads that provide excellent cycling conditions. Shortly before entering the village Longré, I turned onto an agricultural track (800 m to go). I parked my bicycle at the nearest track at a distance of 210 m. From there, it was an easy stroll to the confluence point. It was possible to reach the point without stepping into the crops by walking along a tractor lane.

The confluence is located in the middle of a huge agricultural field. This season, some radish-like plant is grown. The morning fog that I had encountered during my trip had just dissolved such that the pictures also show the forest around the field.

After the visit, I went into the village Longré, which is the nearest settlement to the confluence (1 km distance). In the afternoon, I rode quickly to the Roman city Saints and after a short visit, I made it to Royan, where I caught the last ferry to Soulac-sur-Mar, where I stayed the night.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to the road: 800 m
  • Distance of bicycle parking: 210 m
  • Time to reach the CP from the road: 10 minutes
  • Time at the CP: 10:30 AM
  • Measured height: 79 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 3 m
  • Topography: absolutely flat
  • Vegetation: crops, probably radish
  • Weather: hazy, 14° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Probably Radish Confluence

The story finishes at 45°N 1°W.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 20 m distance
#2: View to the North
#3: View to the East
#4: View to the South
#5: View to the West
#6: GPS reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunter
#9: Bicycle parking in 210 m distance
#10: Church in Longré
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