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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: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: view north #3: view east #4: view south #5: view west #6: the GPS #7: the village of Isles les Meldeuses #8: the village church

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#1: view from the bridge towards the confluence at a distance of about 90m

(visited by Christopher Anton)

14-Feb-2005 -- A trip to Paris enabled me to try my first foreign language confluences. I hired a car for the day and took off through the stressful Paris streets on the N3 which leads almost directly to the little village of Isles les Meldeuses.

I parked outside the friendly village shop and walked down the road towards the bridge. It soon became apparent that the confluence was on the far side of the river and from the centre of the bridge is about 90m from the confluence which is by the little clearing towards the weir.

The ground wasn't too muddy underfoot despite the amount of water in the Marne and I made my way through the undergrowth and found the spot just on dry land. Pics 2-5 show the views N, E (showing how close it was to getting my feet wet), S and W. Pic 6 shows the GPS evidence.

There was no polystyrene visible at all at the confluence site but alas I discovered that my rucksack is clearly visible on the bank to the west!

On the way back to the village I tried to look round the village church but alas it was locked.

Onwards then to 49N,2E which meant skirting the Paris suburbs again.


 All pictures
#1: view from the bridge towards the confluence at a distance of about 90m
#2: view north
#3: view east
#4: view south
#5: view west
#6: the GPS
#7: the village of Isles les Meldeuses
#8: the village church
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
On the northern riverside of the Marne River, very close to the water.