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This is one of those experiences that is derived from the intersection of the forces of nature with a man-made artifact.
Interesting 3km road from mainland France to Noirmoutier island that is only open 3hrs a day during low tide.... It was an interesting (and...More
We always like to drive across the seabed when we are going to Noirmoutier
Only accessible at low tide and slow to cross it is fun to cross on a road that is totally submerged just a few hours later
You can also see a...More
We decided to take this route to the Isle de Noimoutier to compare it with our similar local causeway across to St. Michael's Mount - but what a difference. Probably should have gone earlier in the morning as nearing midday there was a slow crawl...More
A curiosity worth the trip even if you do not want to pass yourself. Be ready to get your feet wet and see how fast the water can rise.
Some tourists got caught by the water days before we came and they spent a night...More
Every time I head to this part of France I drive across the Passage. It's an experience to see the thousands of people out collecting that evenings dinner, walking on the seabed.
Don't leave too late in case your car is a goner, tide tables...More
We took a drive along the causeway while staying in St Jean de Monts. The causeway is accessible 1.5 hours before and after low tide. Lot's of people go to dig for shellfish though parking is not easy due to the rocks along the causeway....More
The Tour de France is starting at the tourist bureau on Noirmoutier near the Gois. One must cross the Gois at least once in their life. To see all the people out kilometers collecting shells is an experience not to be missed.
This was a great experience, but care has to be taken with the planning. It is essential to check the tides as it is a 3 mile journey across the causeway! Many families had parked on the sands & were digging for clams. It was...More