Postcards of the Past 

Isère, France. 

Isère is a department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in the east of France named after the river Isère. The department is divided into 29 cantons with the prefecture in Grenoble.

The River Isère has its source in the Savoy Alps on the Italian frontier and flows 290 km to its confluence with the Rhône above Valence. It rises in an amphitheatre of glaciers at 2,400m near the Col de l’Iseran and descends past Val d’Isère into the artificial lake formed by the Tignes Dam. It continues through the Tarentaise Valley past Bourg-Saint-Maurice, where there is another dam. The river then zigzags across mountain ranges passing through Albertville, where it receives the Arly and turns southwest, flowing through the Combe de Savoie depression. The River Arc joins it from the west and the combined stream crosses into the Isère département and flows along the Vallée de Graisivaudan depression, passing through Grenoble. It makes a sharp northwestward bend before continuing its southwesterly course to the Rhône.

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