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France : Champagne-Ardenne

2.2 km (1.4 miles) NNE of Cramant, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Approx. altitude: 212 m (695 ft)
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Antipode: 49°S 176°W

Accuracy: 7 m (22 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the East #3: View to the South #4: View to the West #5: GPS #6: Path through the wood #7: Phil at the point #8: Claire at the point #9: Nearby Champagne field - a few hundred metres from the point #10: The Confluence Landy

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  49°N 4°E (visit #3)  

#1: View to the North

(visited by Phil Boyle and Claire Halperin)

11-Apr-2009 -- Easter was spent with my friend, Claire, in the Champagne region of France. We had a lovely time drinking Champagne, visiting a small Champagne brewery, buying Champagne, tasting Champagne, and driving round Champagne vineyards.

To help clear our heads from all that Champagne-related fun, we set out to this Confluence, which is situated just 5 km from the centre of Epernay, where we were staying. Epernay is host to many of the big name Champagne companies, including Moet and Chandon, and is a charming place to stay for a few days.

A short drive took us into the fields to the Southeast of Epernay, where we went onto farm tracks for a bit, before climbing a hill to a small wood. From there one can see nothing but Champagne fields all around. One can easily enter the wood on foot, and we followed a pleasant path until we got to a series of ditches, down which we needed to scramble until arriving near the CP. Tree coverage made zoning in on the point rather difficult, but eventually we got all zeros. Views are of a relatively close-packed wood in all directions.

Flushed with success, we scrambled back up the ditches, gazed once again at the (currently grapeless) fields, and drove back to Epernay in search of a glass of something fizzy to celebrate.


 All pictures
#1: View to the North
#2: View to the East
#3: View to the South
#4: View to the West
#5: GPS
#6: Path through the wood
#7: Phil at the point
#8: Claire at the point
#9: Nearby Champagne field - a few hundred metres from the point
#10: The Confluence Landy
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