The Epte at Gisors
|Water code||FR : H31-0400|
|location||France , Normandy , Hauts-de-France and Île-de-France regions|
|Drain over||Its → English Channel|
|source||on the municipal boundary of Le Thil-Riberpré and Compainville
49 ° 39 '2 " N , 1 ° 33' 45" O
|Source height||approx. 192 m|
|muzzle||on the municipal boundary of Giverny and Limetz-Villez in the Seine coordinates: 49 ° 4 ′ 11 ″ N , 1 ° 31 ′ 16 ″ E 49 ° 4 ′ 11 ″ N , 1 ° 31 ′ 16 ″ E
|Mouth height||approx. 15 m|
|Height difference||approx. 177 m|
|Bottom slope||approx. 1.6 ‰|
|Left tributaries||Troësne , Réveillon , Aubette , Cudron|
|Small towns||Gournay-en-Bray , Gisors|
Claude Monet's water lily pond in Giverny
The Epte is a river in northwestern France that runs through the Normandy , Hauts-de-France and Île-de-France regions. It rises in the Pays du Bray landscape on the municipal boundary of Le Thil-Riberpré and Compainville and generally drains in a southerly direction. Its main arm flows into the Seine as a right tributary after 113 kilometers at the municipal boundary of Giverny and Limetz-Villez . Over a length of around 20 kilometers, the Epte in the lower reaches forms the western border of the Vexin Français Regional Nature Park .
in the Normandy region
in the Hauts-de-France region
in the Île-de-France region
Places on the river
(Order in flow direction)
In 911 was on this river by the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte the Normandy established, even the River Epte as the border between Normandy and Ile-de-France defined.
- Claude Monet's water lily pond in Giverny: The Epte flows through the town of Giverny, where Claude Monet lived near her for more than 40 years. In his garden, he built the water garden with the famous water lily pond and the Japanese bridge, both of which provided many motifs for his water lily pictures, with the help of a junction from the Epte. The river itself also appears in several of his works, including the painting Peupliers au bord de l'Epte .
- ↑ Source geoportail.gouv.fr
- ↑ estuary geoportail.gouv.fr
- ↑ a b The information on the river length is based on the information about the Epte at SANDRE (French), accessed on December 15, 2008, rounded to full kilometers.