Ciron

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the commune in the Indre department, see Ciron, Indre.
Ciron
Origin Landes
Mouth Garonne
44°36′3″N 0°18′5″W / 44.60083°N 0.30139°W / 44.60083; -0.30139 (Garonne-Ciron)Coordinates: 44°36′3″N 0°18′5″W / 44.60083°N 0.30139°W / 44.60083; -0.30139 (Garonne-Ciron)
Basin countries France
Length 97 km
Source elevation 135 m
Avg. discharge 3 m³/s

The Ciron is a left tributary of the Garonne, in Gironde, Southwest France.

Geography[edit]

The Ciron rises in the eastern end of the Moors of Gascony, in Landes. It flows north-west, mainly through the moors of Gironde, crosses the Sauternes vineyard and joins the Garonne at Barsac, downstream from Langon.

The moisture it brings, and morning mists it causes, are favorable to the development of Botrytis cinerea on grapes, a fungus that contributes to the high quality and renown of Sauternes wines.

Départements and towns[edit]

The Ciron flows through the following départements and towns:

Tributaries[edit]

  • (L) le Giscos, from Giscos
  • (R) le Barthos,
  • (L) la Gouaneyre, from Captieux
  • (R) la Clède, from Lignan-de-Bazas
  • (L) le Ballion, downstream from Villandraut
  • (L) la Hure, from Saint-Symphorien
    • (L) l'Origne from Origne and Balizac
  • (L) le Tursan, from Guillos
  • (L) la Mouliasse, from Landiras

N.B. : (R) = right tributary; (L) = left tributary

References[edit]