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This “Disappearing” Road In France Is One Of The World’s Most Dangerous Routes

Connecting the Gulf of Burnёf with the island of Noirmoutier is the 4.125km-long Passage du Gois, France’s “sinking road”.


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When the tide rises the “magic” road disappears under 13 feet of water.

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So people can only use the road twice a day for a few hours.

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While the road is pretty unique, it’s extremely dangerous too.

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In order to prevent cars sinking into the rapidly-disappearing sand, a cobblestone road was laid down.

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And elevated rescue towers were built for people caught between the tides to climb and wait to be rescued.

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Interesting fact: the name “Gois” comes from the verb “goiser” which means to walk while wetting one’s shoes.

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This is what the road looks like on a calm day during high tide.

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So if you’re planning to drive on Passage du Gois, be sure to ask about the tide times.

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