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France : Auvergne

near Lantriac, Haute-Loire, Auvergne, France
Approx. altitude: 755 m (2477 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 45°S 176°W

Accuracy: 11 m (36 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the South #3: View to the West #4: View to the North #5: View to the East #6: GPS Reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunter #9: The Village Lantriac

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#1: The Confluence from 80 m distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

17-Aug-2013 -- This confluence visit is the second out of 2 visits that I made during a week-end in France. The story starts from 46°N 04°E.

After visiting 46°N 04°E in the early morning, I cycled through the Massif Central all day with several ups- and downs. I didn’t plan to visit the confluence on the same day, but when I reached Le Puy with 15 km to go and an hour of daylight left, I thought I could give it a try. From Le Puy, I pushed the pedals as hard as I could in order to reach the confluence before daylight faded.

When I reached the village Lantriac, where the confluence is located, the sunset had already occurred. Unfortunately, the road system is confusing (as previous visitors have already mentioned). So I cruised around in town while losing precious time. Finally, I abandoned the bicycle and made a straight beeline approach on foot while climbing over what-ever obstacles.

The confluence point is just 20 m from the county road D633 called Rue de l’Estrade. From there, I took the pictures, because it was too dark to document the exact location which is in the bush bordering two private properties. The exact location is in a tiny vegetable-bed.

I continued the bicycle trip rolling out my sleeping bag on a meadow about an hour later and riding back to Lyon the next day.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance to an asphalt road: 20 m
  • Distance to a track: 20 m
  • Distance of bicycle parking: 150 m
  • Time to reach CP from parking: 5 minutes
  • Time at CP: 9:00 PM
  • Measured height: 751 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 6 m
  • Position accuracy: 5 m
  • Topography: hilly
  • Vegetation: garden land: bushes, trees, various vegetables.
  • Weather: fine, 24° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Hasty Vegetable-Bed Confluence


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 80 m distance
#2: View to the South
#3: View to the West
#4: View to the North
#5: View to the East
#6: GPS Reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunter
#9: The Village Lantriac
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)