Word of the Day – Tuesday, March 21st



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1. River of southeastern France
2. Department in eastern France named after the river Isere
Common clues:
Grenoble’s river; Rhone feeder; River to the Rhone; French river; Grenoble's department; Grenoble is its capital
Crossword puzzle frequency: 2 times a year
Isere River, Whitewater Slalom

The Isère (Isera in Arpitan and Occitan) is a 290 km long river in southeastern France, in the Rhône-Alpes (Rôno-Arpes in Arpitan) région. Its source is in the Alps on the border with Italy, near the ski resort Val d'Isère. It flows into the Rhône River (left bank) in Pont-de-l'Isère, a few km north of Valence. Its upper valley is called Tarentaise.

The Isère River in Pontcharra, Isère.

The Isère flows through the following départements and cities:

Savoie: Bourg-Saint-Maurice, Albertville

Isère (named after the river): Grenoble

Drôme: Romans-sur-Isère


Isère (Arpitan: Isera, Occitan: Isèra) is a department, in the Rhône-Alpes (Rôno-Arpes in Arpitan) region in the east of France named after the river Isère.

Isère is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from part of the former province of Dauphiné. Its area has been reduced twice, in 1852 and again in 1967.

Isère was also the name of the French ship which delivered the 214 boxes holding the Statue of Liberty.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Isère River" and “Isere”.