Odet

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Odet
L'Odet à marée montante 14.jpg
The Odet at high tide.
Country France
Basin features
Main source Brittany
River mouth Atlantic Ocean
47°51′45″N 4°6′9″W / 47.86250°N 4.10250°W / 47.86250; -4.10250 (Atlantic Ocean-Odet)Coordinates: 47°51′45″N 4°6′9″W / 47.86250°N 4.10250°W / 47.86250; -4.10250 (Atlantic Ocean-Odet)
Basin size 715 km2 (276 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 62 km (39 mi)

The Odet is a river in western France (Finistère department), which runs from Saint-Goazec (near Leuhan, in the Montagnes Noires of Brittany) into the Atlantic Ocean at Bénodet. (The name of the town of Bénodet comes from the river; ben means river mouth in Breton).

The river runs past, or through, the towns of Bénodet, Combrit, Plomelin, Quimper, Ergué-Gabéric, Briec-de-l'Odet, Langolen, Coray, Trégourez, Leuhan and Saint-Goazec

The river is popular with kayakers.

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