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Orientation Tables
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Description:
An orientation table is a small tourism oriented construction, located at an observation point, which enables visitors to identify the characteristic elements of the view from that location. There are several kinds, from the simplest to the true artistic creation. Orientation tables can be found in a variety of locations, but because their main goal is to identify the features of a landscape, they are generally located at points which are higher than the surrounding countryside.
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Orientation tables are composed of two elements.

Geographic Information:
often presented in the form of a landscape which is painted, drawn, carved, or photographed on various types of media (enamel plate, stone, metal, concrete, ...), it always includes at least directions and place names; usually those which can be viewed from the orientation table, but some display directions and distances to more remote locations (cities, countries, ...).

Structure:
on which the geographic information is presented. It may be a free-standing table which is possible to walk around, or simply a sign placed (horizontaly, inclined or verticaly) against a building (wall).
Instructions for Posting a Orientation Tables Waymark:

An orientation table helps tourists understand a landscape. In this category, the table is as important as the landscape itself.

Two photographs are highly recommended to illustrate an orientation table waymark:
- A close-up photo of the table.
- A view of the table with the landscape in the background.

Optional : A third photo (ore more) showing the landscape in more detail.

Please, don't show your GPSr in the picture.

Restrictions:
- The viewer must see the depiction of the view and the real view itself simultaneously.
Sometimes, orientation tables are located inside buildings. So, only waymark this table if the landscape is directly visible. In this case a photo with the landscape in the background (good quality picture) is required.
- Please, don't submit commercial purpose maps. Only maps with a touristic use.
- Orientation maps must be open to the public.
- In this category, we are not looking for compass roses. They have their own category. They can be easily distinguished by their large size and because they are generally placed at ground level.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
1) Tell what you experienced during your visit.

2) Proof of your visit is required. Send at least a picture of the table. Either :
- Table and landscape
- A close-up view of the table : why not with your finger showing a particular direction (your city, country, your holiday residence ...) (optional)

A photo with your GPSr is not required.
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Image for Panorama La Royère – Chemin des Dames, Filain  / Franceview gallery

NENE51.3 km

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Orientation TablesPanorama La Royère – Chemin des Dames, Filain / France

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Large panels of information for tourists

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Iris & Harry

location: Hauts-de-France, France

date approved: 7/10/2017

last visited: never

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WW55.2 km

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Orientation TablesLe Belvédère du Four à Chaux

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[FR] Ce belvédère situé à Saint Maximin vous faites découvrir le coteau de Saint Leu d'Esserent. [EN] This overlook situated at Saint Maximin allows you to discover the Oise river valley and the slopes of Saint Leu d'Esserent.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: France

date approved: 3/15/2009

last visited: never

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WW62.8 km

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Orientation TablesParis from Montmartre - Paris, France

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Orientation table in the stairs of Sacré Coeur de Montmartre in Paris.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member manchanegra

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 10/4/2011

last visited: 1/26/2019

Image for Table d'orientation de l'arc de Triomphe, Paris, Franceview gallery

WW66.5 km

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Orientation TablesTable d'orientation de l'arc de Triomphe, Paris, France

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[FR] Sur le toit de l'arc de Triomphe, une table d'orientation qui situe les différents lieux de la Capital. [EN] On the roof of the Arc de Triomphe, an orientation table which located the differents places of Paris.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member junkys

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 2/15/2018

last visited: 1/26/2019

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EE73.2 km

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Orientation TablesLe Mont Sinaï - Verzy, France

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[FR] Sur les hauteurs de Verzy, à 283 m d'altitude, se trouve l'observatoire du Mont Sinaï et sa table d'orientation. [ENG] On the heights of Verzy (283 m) is located the observatory of Mount Sinai and its orientation table.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Chris777

location: France

date approved: 6/25/2008

last visited: 9/11/2010

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