T H E RHONE, creator of the Camargue, is born among glaciers and continues as a mountain torrent in its upper reaches, yet long before it touches the Camargue it becomes merely a large gentlyflowing river. Lyons, 310 kilometres from its mouth, is only 169 metres above sea-level, so in its last 300 km., the river averages a fall of hardly more than 50 cm. per kilometre. This means that all its heav...

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