The PASSAGE DU GOIS, this road disappears twice a day. This is a weird road in France connecting to the island of Noirmoutier. This road is submerged 13 feet under water except during low tides.
The Weird Passage:
This weird passage, PASSAGE DU GOIS was discovered in 1701. It’s a narrow path which is accessible twice a day during low tide. People are allowed to cross during this low tide.
They have signals on both sides to indicate the people whether the road is passable or not. You don’t have to guess at what time the tide will roll in.
No Parking Zone:
As this passage is submerged under water for most of the day, the roads are quite slippery. Hence, the drivers are asked to drive cautiously in this passage.
Parking in this passage is strictly prohibited in this Passage by law.
One Hour road:
The road is accessible only during low tides which last for about an hour. The passage is accessible half an hour before and after the tide. So that gives them 2 hours of crossing safely.
This weird nature attracts lots of tourists every year. People are eager to attempt this dangerous drive. A number of cars get lost every year in this passage. If a driver mistimes the trip, there are poles set at intervals on the road so they can climb for safety.
Visitors @ PASSAGE DU GOIS:
People visit this place not only to attempt this risky drive but also to see this passage getting sank and coming out of the tide.
This attracts lots of people to visit this place.
The Foulées du Gois:
This is an annual event held on this PASSAGE DU GOIS. Competitors run the 2.58 miles of the road, starting at the onset of the high tide. The first event was held in 1986 and is being followed every year. People are attracted to this event.