This Dangerous Road In France Disappears Under Water Twice A Day
Now you see it. Now you don’t.
Passage du Gois, a submersible causeway that connects the Gulf of Burnёf with the island of Noirmoutier in France, is very popular among tourists. And, just why is that?
Well, twice a day, for an hour or two, the tide goes out and the causeway becomes visible and accessible to traffic.The rest of the day it’s hidden 13 ft beneath the waves and cannot be used.
In the early days, the only way to reach Noirmoutier was by boat. Then the Bay of Bourgneuf gradually silted up and the causeway was formed allowing men and animals to wade through the waters to the island.
Crossing the causeway is considered dangerous.
Although tide times are precisely marked on either side of the causeway on large signs, the water comes in at an incredible rate and many visitors get caught out every year.