, Occitan Rose
) is one of the major rivers
(ca. 800 km long) of Europe
, running through Switzerland
It rises near the Rhône glacier in Valais, Switzerland, in the Saint-Gotthard massif, at an altitude of 1753 meters.
It flows west through Lake Geneva (French Lac Leman) before entering France. There it is joined by the Saône river at Lyon, before going south.
At Arles, the Rhône divides itself in two arms, forming the Camargue delta, with all branches flowing into the Mediterranean Sea. One arm is called the "Grand Rhône", the other one is the "Petit Rhône".
Cities along the Rhône include:
See also: Rhone (département)