This crazy road in France disappears underwater twice a day



Passage du Gois is located in France. The road connects Gulf of Burnёf with the island of Noirmoutier. Because of high tide you can drive only twice a day before it gets flooded. The length of the path is 4.125km.

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In 1701, the natural passage connecting the mainland to the island of Noirmoutier was first indicated on a map.
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Around 1840, a regular service began to be provided by car or on horseback. Today, the road is around 2.58 miles long.

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The seemingly ordinary road is in fact extremely dangerous. On both sides of the road there are special panels, which will tell you if the road is passable or not.

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And yet every year many adventurous travellers get trapped in the rapidly rising waters as the tide comes in.

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For those caught between the tides, elevated rescue towers are located all along the Passage du Gois.

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A person can climb these towers and wait until they are rescued or until the tide goes down again. You will have to say goodbye to your car, though!

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