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France : Midi-Pyrénées

2.3 km (1.4 miles) NE of Cestayrols, Tarn, Midi-Pyrénées, France
Approx. altitude: 267 m (875 ft)
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Antipode: 44°S 178°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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#2: GPS receiver screen #3: North view #4: East view #5: South view #6: West view #7: The Lincarque church #8: The wonderful heritage city of Albi

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  44°N 2°E (visit #4)  

#1: W-N-E panoramic view shot from the confluence point

(visited by Philippe Burtin)

15-Dec-2012 -- I had to go from Montpellier to Bordeaux on Friday, 14 December to attend the annual meeting of the steering committee of IIFARMU. I took this opportunity to visit 44N 1E and 44N 0 on 14 December and 44N 2E on my way back on 15 December.

To hit this last CP I had to choose the long way home driving on small roads through Montauban, Albi, and Millau. The point is easy to reach as there is an agricultural paved road running 300 m north of the CP. From there one has only to walk down through a harvested field to zero the confluence. By chance the day was almost sunny and the pictures are much nicer than those I shot for the 2 previous points of my trip.

A few kilometers west of the point one can find the church of Lincarque, which is a typical religious building in the style of southwest France. The construction began at the end of the 15th century and many architectural upgradings occurred during the 16th and 17th century. The church is currently registered as a national historical monument.

But the main attraction around the point is the wonderful city of Albi (registered as a UNESCO world heritage site), which is only 16 km away from the confluence. The landscape of the Sainte Cécile cathedral and the episcopal city overlooking the Tarn river crossed by the medieval bridge is worth the trip by itself and is a very nice reward for confluence hunters visiting the area.


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#1: W-N-E panoramic view shot from the confluence point
#2: GPS receiver screen
#3: North view
#4: East view
#5: South view
#6: West view
#7: The Lincarque church
#8: The wonderful heritage city of Albi
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