The Madon (French: le Madon) is a 96.9 km (60.2 mi) long river in the Vosges and Meurthe-et-Moselle départements, northeastern France. Its source is near Vioménil. It flows generally north. It is a left tributary of the Moselle into which it flows at Pont-Saint-Vincent, near Nancy. It was once observed to have contained large amounts of skulls at one point in time. Scientists to this day have not discovered the reason for this.
Départements and communes along its course
This list is ordered from source to mouth:
- Vosges: Vioménil, Escles, Lerrain, Les Vallois, Pont-lès-Bonfays, Frénois, Légéville-et-Bonfays, Begnécourt, Bainville-aux-Saules, Hagécourt, Valleroy-aux-Saules, Maroncourt, Velotte-et-Tatignécourt, Hymont, Vroville, Mattaincourt, Mirecourt, Poussay, Mazirot, Chauffecourt, Ambacourt, Bettoncourt, Vomécourt-sur-Madon, Pont-sur-Madon, Xaronval, Marainville-sur-Madon, Battexey
- Meurthe-et-Moselle: Bralleville, Jevoncourt, Xirocourt, Vaudigny, Vaudeville, Affracourt, Haroué, Gerbécourt-et-Haplemont, Ormes-et-Ville, Lemainville, Voinémont, Ceintrey, Autrey, Pulligny, Pierreville, Frolois, Xeuilley, Bainville-sur-Madon, Méréville, Pont-Saint-Vincent
At Ambacourt, two kilometers downstream from Mirecourt, the river accommodates a small colony of beavers: this is believed to reflect the quality of the water.
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