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  AllRefer.com - RhOne, river, Switzerland and France, France (French Physical Geography) - Encyclopedia
At Arles, at the head of the RhOne delta, the river separates into the Grand RhOne and the Petit RhOne, which join the Mediterranean Sea W of Marseilles and enclose the island of Camargue.
Almost the entire RhOne valley S of Lyons is covered with excellent vineyards and fruit and vegetable gardens; in the extreme south silkworms are cultivated for the Lyons textile factories, and olives and flowers are important products.
The RhOne valley is the cradle of ProvenCal culture.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/R/RhoneRiv.html   (442 words)

  
 Rhone valley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the northern half, the river is called the Saône, while in the southern half it becomes the Rhône.The over-all tilt of the land is from the Alps to the west, so the rivers in this depression tend to hug the west edge of the valley.
The gorges are narrow and the rivers rapid.
A river route taken on the northern journey may be blocked off on the southward return.
www.ancientroute.com /water/SaoneRhone.htm   (2510 words)

  
 Rhône River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The River Rhône (French Rhône, Occitan Ròse, Franco-Provençal Roun, standard German Rhone, Valais German Rotten) is one of the major rivers of Europe, running through Switzerland and France.
Some scholars posit that the root rot- or rod- found in the name "Rhône" as well as in the name of many western European rivers, and whose original meaning seems to be "river", is in fact Pre-Indo-European, in which case it would only be a coincidence that it resembles the Proto-Celtic verb reto ("to run").
In French, the adjective derived from the river is rhodanien, as in le sillon rhodanien (literally "the furrow of the Rhône"), which is the name of the long straight Saône and Rhône rivers valley, a deep cleft running due south to the Mediterranean and separating the Alps from the Massif Central.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rhone_River   (621 words)

  
 Rhone River cruise in Germany
The beautiful River Rhine is not only one of the most important waterways in Europe, with its impressive length of 1,320 kilometers, it is also a natural frontier to France, and connects several countries in Europe.
Near Schaffhausen, the river falls 21 meters (about 65 feet) and so is the biggest waterfall of Europe.
It is told that a beautiful girl names Lorelei brushed her hair on the rock and so it was the fate of the sailors, blinded by her beauty, that they lost control of their ships and crashed onto the rock.
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 Rhone River
One of Europe's most picturesque and significant streams, the Rhone River flows from the Swiss Alps westward and southward to the Mediterranean Sea, draining the eastern quarter of France.
Swollen by many mountain streams, the Rhone descends rapidly through wild gorges and flows southwestward through a broad valley lying between the Bernese Alps to the north and the Pennines to the south.
The Rhone-Marseilles Canal, leading from the Rhone at Arles to the seaport Marseilles, is one of the chief outlets for the river commerce of France.
allaboutfrance.tripod.com /rhone.htm   (452 words)

  
 Europe River Cruise details and pricing
Europe's Rivers from ancient times to the present are the lifeblood of towns and villages that are built along their banks.
River cruising is the most enjoyable, comfortable and hassle-free way to see the very best of Europe.
A river cruise is available as a complete vacation - including airfare, cruise accommodations in a spacious outside cabin, all shore excursions, all meals, and all transfers - for one affordable, all-inclusive price.
www.europe-river-cruise.com   (320 words)

  
 Additional Reading (from Rhone River) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
It is an important junction of railways running west from London and south from the Midlands, and the Kennet and Avon Canal (to Bath and Bristol) and the River Thames afford it connections by water.
The vineyards are situated on either side of the Rhône River from south of Lyon to Avignon.
Rivers are also a principal natural force in shaping land surfaces.
www.britannica.com /eb/article?tocId=34460   (848 words)

  
 Search Results for "Rhone"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rhone River Major river in France, rising in the Alps of Switzerland, flowing west through Lake Geneva, and southwest and south across France.
...Beaujolais, (bozhola´) (KEY), hilly region, Rhone dept., E central France, W of the Saone between Macon and Lyons.
...A river rising in the Alps of south-central Switzerland and flowing about 813 km (505 mi) west-southwest and northwest to Lake Geneva then into eastern France, where...
www.bartleby.com /cgi-bin/texis/webinator/sitesearch?FILTER=colReference&query=Rhone   (249 words)

  
 Young Water Action Team | Knowledge Base | River Basin Report: Rhône River
The Rhone River is one of the major rivers in Western Europe.
The functions of the Rhône river: agriculture, industry, tourism, transport and the generation of energy.
The total area of the river basin is 98.
ywwf.net /knowledgebase/riverbasins/eu-rhone.html   (624 words)

  
 Sara Pritchard: Stanford Research Communication Program
Based largely on untapped archives, the dissertation is organized around the histories of several multi-purpose projects, which included hydroelectric dams, locks, and irrigation networks, built on the Rhone River during this era: from debates over their purposes and design to their eventual construction and use.
After tracing the history of the river's development before World War II and offering an institutional history of the agency that eventually developed the river, the Compagnie Nationale du Rhone (Rhone River Authority, or CNR), I explain why state politicians and engineers prioritized the hydroelectric development of the Rhone.
A broad postwar coalition justified the development of the river by naturalizing the CNR's projects and invoking history, thereby portraying the agency's projects as an inevitable, central step in the restoration of the nation.
www.stanford.edu /group/i-rite/statements/2001/pritchard.html   (842 words)

  
 Rhone, river, Switzerland and France. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Leaving the lake at Geneva, it enters E France and is joined by the Saône River at Lyons.
At Arles, at the head of the Rhône delta, the river separates into the Grand Rhône and the Petit Rhône, which join the Mediterranean Sea W of Marseilles and enclose the island of Camargue.
A series of canals linking the Saône (the principal tributary of the Rhône north of Lyons) to the Rhine allows large barges to traverse Europe from the North Sea all the way to the Mediterranean.
www.bartleby.com /65/rh/RhoneRiv.html   (364 words)

  
 Rhône (river)
River of southern Europe;; length 810 km/500 mi.
It rises at the Rhône Glacier (altitude 1,825 m/5,987 ft) in the canton of Valais in Switzerland and flows through Lake Geneva to Lyon into France, where, at its confluence with the Saône, the upper limit of navigation is reached.
The river then turns due south and passes Vienne and Avignon.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0011764.html   (212 words)

  
 443rd AAA Bn - World War II - Rhone River Envelopment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The German Commander chose the Rhone Valley as his escape route to Germany and began a hasty withdrawal, harassed by the Maqui (French Forces of the Interior - FF1) who were well-coordinated, aggressive French resistance fighters.
In spite of this handicap, the Division was able to outdistance the Germans and block the Rhone River Valley in the vicinity of Montelimar, directly astride the German escape route.
And U.S. Air Force P-47 dive bombers had destroyed Rhone River bridges, compelling the Germans to remain on the east side of the river on Highway 7.
www.kwanah.com /txmilmus/36division/archives/443/44380.htm   (1044 words)

  
 The economy (from Rhone River) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
More results on "The economy (from Rhone River)" when you join.
The river forms at the junction of the Otter Tail and Bois de Sioux rivers near the twin cities of Breckenridge, Minn., and Wahpeton, N.D. It is 545 miles (877 kilometers) long and flows northward to empty into Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba.
The fairy tale The King of the Golden River; or, The Black Brothers, a Legend of Stiria, by British writer John Ruskin, was penned as an answer to a dare.
www.britannica.com /eb/article?tocId=34458   (850 words)

  
 Rhone River Basin - UNEP/DEWA~Europe > Publication > Freshwater in Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Rhône River, one of the major rivers in Western Europe, rises from the Rhone glacier at an altitude of 1 765 m.
The river flows through France for 550 km before entering the Mediterranean Sea.
The total area of the river basin is 98 000 km2, of which 8 000 km2 is in Switzerland.
www.envsec.net /product/publication/freshwater_europe/rhone.php   (341 words)

  
 Lyon to Arles Connoisseur's Provence 9 day river cruise on the Rhone river cruise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This region is a treat for all the senses — the enduring vineyards, culinary delights, lavender-scented fields, enchanting landscapes, and the charm of Arles, Avignon and the small villages of Provence.
Since the pace of a river is determined by the direction of the flow, please note that timings and stop may differ slightly from one direction to another.
The very nature of a river, its sources, and networks of bridges and locks, means there will be times when weather or other conditions in a region require adjustments and modifications to an itinerary.
www.rivercruisetours.com /europe/France/lyontoarles.htm   (764 words)

  
 Ramsar Sites Database   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The site includes a section of the Rhone River between the edge of Lac Léman (Lake Geneva) and the confluence with the Allondon River and two small tributaries, extending from the lake southwestward to the French frontier.
Groundwater is replenished normally and flooding is controlled by sluices regulating the flow of water at the exit from Lac Léman and at the Verbois dam where large quantities of sediments carried by the Arve are deposited.
A decree was passed in January 1989 by the Canton for the general conservation of the Rhone River banks.
www.wetlands.org /RDB/Ramsar_Dir/Switzerland/CH005D02.htm   (827 words)

  
 SurfWax: News, Reviews and Articles On Rhone River
In the industrialized Rhone river valley of France, traffic speed limits were sharply reduced this week to prevent the build-up of ozone.
The vineyards of the southern Rhone spread across large swaths southeastern France, while the narrow band that makes up the northern Rhone vineyards is concentrated near the banks of the Rhone River, some 50 miles long but never more than a few miles across...
The prefect of the Provence-Alpes-Cote-d'Azur region, Christian Fremont, predicted that 10 million cubic meters of water from the Rhone River was sloshing around the northern suburbs of the city.
geography.surfwax.com /files/Rhone_River.html   (1175 words)

  
 Rhone River Wine Region - France - Cellar Notes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Northern Rhone is a steep river valley cutting through the central massif with vines growing on granite soils along the protected western slopes, with a south or south-east aspect.
Terracing, because of the slope, and "wig-wams" or "tepees" for vine training are common because of the Mistral wind (some areas cannot be planted).
Fruit from the young vines is often blendied into 'Cotes du Rhone' regional wines while fruit from the mature vines (30 to 60 years old) goes into Cornas.
www.cellarnotes.net /rhone.htm   (1016 words)

  
 Paris to The Cote d'Azur, Part 3
But the 300-year-old remains of those two were dug up and thrown into the Rhone River during the spasm of anger against the nobility that gripped France during the Revolution of the late 1700s.
On the more narrow, upper reaches of the Soane River, the smallish but relentless wake created a suction effect on the shoreline, pulling the water first back then releasing it in a wave of energy that washed back ashore.
The wind was stiff enough for small whitecaps to form in the broad Rhone River, probably 20-mph with higher gusts.
www.geocities.com /lewis_nolan/FRANCE3.HTML   (4655 words)

  
 Birding in the Camargue by Pat Middleton Part 4 of 5
River buffs will enjoy a cruise on the KON TIKI.
It claims to be the last authentic sternwheeler in France and provides an excellent opportunity to cruise the quite water of the Petit Rhone.
Board the boat at the marina near Stes Maries de la Mer, right where the Petit Rhone empties into the sea.
www.greatriver.com /waterwaycruises/Rhone/birding_4of5.htm   (411 words)

  
 Camargue
This was the valley of a truly great river stretching northward past Arles, Orange, Lyons, Geneva, Lac Leman and into the Swiss Alps..
The spongy triangle of river delta (noted in pale yellow on the map) is bordered by the sea along its broad foot, and embraced by the two arms of the Rhone River (the Petit Rhone and the main channel) along its right and left edges.
Here, on this damp spit of salty earth that slopes gradually upward to the fresh bath of the Rhone waters, have flourished wild white horses, bulls, and the Gardians and the Manadiers who manage them, as well as sailors, gypsies, tourists and flamingos.
www.greatriver.com /waterwaycruises/Rhone/Camargue.htm   (544 words)

  
 Rhone river cruise to Lyon and Avignon
We saw the almost intact medieval wall still surrounding the city, and the Pont d’Avignon bridge, its arches partly spanning the river, the rest destroyed by various wars.
Cruising on a riverboat on the Rhone was like going back and forth in a time machine.
I was traveling with an artist, so adding to the impact of the trip was the fact that we were visiting the towns where van Gogh, Cézanne and others lived and painted.
www.french-luxury.com /rhone_river.html   (995 words)

  
 Cruise Critic Cruise Styles: Wish You Were Here: Viking River's Viking Rhone
Since then, Viking River has repositioned the ship, and placed the near-identical Viking Burgundy on the Rhone in its place.
So it was a coach-load of cross, travel-stained and very weary passengers who finally clambered aboard Viking Rhone at 7 p.m., with less than half an hour in which to unpack, change, book a place in the dining room and get to the captain's cocktail party.
I spent the first evening strolling across both the Rhone and Saone rivers to explore Lyon's old quarter, with its magnificent Gothic church and cathedral.
www.cruisecritic.com /cruisestyles/articles.cfm?ID=203   (1063 words)

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