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Saône

 (sōn)
A river, about 480 km (300 mi) long, rising in the Vosges Mountains of northeast France and flowing generally south-southwest to the Rhone River at Lyon.
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Saône

(French son)
n
(Placename) a river in E France, rising in Lorraine and flowing generally south to join the Rhône at Lyon, as its chief tributary: canalized for 375 km (233 miles) above Lyon; linked by canals with the Rhine, Marne, Seine, and Loire Rivers. Length: 480 km (298 miles)
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Saône

(soʊn)

n.
a river flowing S from NE France to the Rhone. 270 mi. (435 km) long.
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Noun1.Saone - a river in eastern FranceSaone - a river in eastern France; rises in Lorraine and flows south to become the chief tributary of the Rhone
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
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References in classic literature ?
A late, dull autumn night was closing in upon the river Saone. The stream, like a sullied looking-glass in a gloomy place, reflected the clouds heavily; and the low banks leaned over here and there, as if they were half curious, and half afraid, to see their darkening pictures in the water.
I have been doing odds and ends at Avignon, at Pont Esprit, at Lyons; upon the Rhone, upon the Saone.' As he spoke, he rapidly mapped the places out with his sunburnt hand upon the floor.
At Chalons I was put upon the Saone, thence I passed on to he Rhone, whence I descended, merely with the current, to Arles; at Arles I was again placed on my litter, and continued my journey to Marseilles.
Called "Confluences," the area sits where the Saone and Rhone rivers meet.
I fell into bed at the Saone River Valley chalets at Traves a few miles away.
When we nudged to the quayside in the ancient crossroads town of Chalon sur Saone, I realised how lucky we were to be delivered so serenely by a floating five-star "hotel" in an historic corner of France without any hassle or stress.
Sited at the confluence of the Saone and Rhone rivers in Lyons, the futuristic megastructure is conceived as a hybridisation of museum and urban leisure space.
In Saone, France, 2000, that line is virtually all there is: The river, apparently in flood, fills the image.
THIS massive River Saone common carp is destined to become a target for Brits visiting a French carp lake taken over by two Coventry anglers.