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France : Rhône-Alpes

1.3 km (0.8 miles) W of Villars-les-Dombes, Ain, Rhône-Alpes, France
Approx. altitude: 281 m (921 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 46°S 175°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Quality: good

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: GPS Screen #3: North view #4: East view #5: South view #6: West View #7: Château de la Grange (Unfortunately back lighted by the late afternoon sun) #8: Hotel Dieu in Lyon #9: The Rhône (left) and Saône (Right) confluence in Lyon

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  46°N 5°E (visit #9)  

#1: WNE panoramic view from the point

(visited by Philippe Burtin and Antonella Burtin)

01-Jul-2020 -- Like many confluencers, the Covid 19 pandemic locked us up in our own country. After the confinement order was canceled we took a few days to visit friends and family and visited 4 CP lying along our itinerary; all of them are located in private properties so we did not zero any of them as we were reluctant to enter the properties without authorization.

N46 E5 is located in the wonderful « Les Dombes » area well known for the numerous lakes and ponds. Please check the Ross Finlaysson visit in 2018 and have a look at his wonderful drone footage on You Tube. The point lies in a meadow in front of Le Château de la Grange à Lapeyrouse. It is really easy to reach especially by car. We zeroed the point in minutes by entering the unfenced meadow.

After the visit we headed to Lyon to stay with our daughter for two more days. Lyon is really one of France’s best kept secret. We were very happy to visit the renovated « Hotel Dieu » formerly a Hospital with the oldest parts of the building dating from the 12th century.

Interestingly, Lyon is also the merging site of 2 of the largest rivers in France : The Rhône and The Saône river. The merging of two rivers is called a « confluence » in french at the merging site gave that name to the whole area of the city. A museum has even been built there and by visiting the museum one can have a very nice overview of the rivers confluence.


 All pictures
#1: WNE panoramic view from the point
#2: GPS Screen
#3: North view
#4: East view
#5: South view
#6: West View
#7: Château de la Grange (Unfortunately back lighted by the late afternoon sun)
#8: Hotel Dieu in Lyon
#9: The Rhône (left) and Saône (Right) confluence in Lyon
ALL: All pictures on one page