The Arc flowing near Aix-en-Provence
|⁃ elevation||470 m (1,540 ft)|
|Mouth||Étang de Berre|
|Length||83 km (52 mi)|
|Basin size||727 km2 (281 sq mi)|
|Progression||Étang de Berre→ Mediterranean Sea|
The Arc is an 83-kilometre (52 mi) long river in Southern France. It arises at an elevation of 470 metres (1,540 ft), close to the village of Pourcieux. It then passes through Aix-en-Provence before flowing into the Étang de Berre, a lagoon connected with the Mediterranean Sea to the west of Marseille. Its drainage basin, with a surface area of 727 square kilometres (281 sq mi), is divided between two départments, Var and Bouches-du-Rhône. The Bayeux, the Cause and the Torse are its tributaries.
The Roquefavour Aqueduct passes over the river; Paul Cézanne's Mont Sainte-Victoire and the Viaduct of the Arc River Valley is the best known piece of art representing the Arc.
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