Unusual road, immersed twice a day

• Unusual road, immersed twice daily

Passage du Gua (Passage du Gois) - road laid on the bottom of the Gulf of Burnof and linking mainland France to the island of Noirmoutier. Twice a day, after the tide, it becomes a few hours available for movement. The rest of the tide flooded it to a level of four meters.

Unusual road, immersed twice a day Unusual road, immersed twice a day

Natural transition between the island and the mainland, who plays at low tide, was first mentioned on the charts in 1701. In 1840, it was built on the road from the capital cobblestone allowed to move as a horse, and on carts.

Unusual road, immersed twice a day

Now the road length is 4, 5 km. The path seems small, but is considered to be very risky.

Unusual road, immersed twice a day

In spite of the large signs on either side of the road with the schedule of the tides, a lot of people because of the rapidly arriving water are trapped annually.

Unusual road, immersed twice a day

For such losers lined rescue tower, where they can wait until the water will come down, but to save the car has not come out.

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The paradox ... almost always in the water, but not collapsing, in contrast to the Russian, who repaired each year at least.