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France : Champagne-Ardenne

2.2 km (1.4 miles) NE of Bernon, Aube, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Approx. altitude: 176 m (577 ft)
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Antipode: 48°S 176°W

Accuracy: 32 m (104 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: view east from the confluence towards the road #3: view NW #4: the hedge in front of the confluence #5: me on the spot #6: the GPS

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  48°N 4°E (visit #2)  

#1: view from the road towards the confluence

(visited by Michel Dupuis and Anne Marie Dupuis)

26-Aug-2001 -- Chaource area, famous (?) for its cheese, half Champagne, half Burgundy, remains a quiet area far from the main roads. A lot of old churches and nice houses can be found in each village.

We went to the confluence point from Chaource using the D 443 road to Vanlay and then the D 23 south to Bernon, this way being supposed through the Michelin map to pass close to the spot.

In fact the road is not less than 250 meters away from the confluence, which can be searched in a clearing before Bernon.

We left the car at 400 meters (N47° 59.790 E004° 00.081) and had to cross this clearance, a flat and wet meadow, full of flies and dew. It became clearer as we approached that the clearance was to narrow and that a very thick hedge at the beginning of the wood, and a 2 meters variation in level, prevented us to reach the very spot.

We had to stop at N47° 59.984 E003° 59.990, which by chance is only 32 meters from the confluence. So the visit was successful !

It was 10h37 and the altitude was 173 meters.

You can see on one of the pictures how thick is this hedge.


 All pictures
#1: view from the road towards the confluence
#2: view east from the confluence towards the road
#3: view NW
#4: the hedge in front of the confluence
#5: me on the spot
#6: the GPS
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