Some of the most beautiful places to visit attract us with their majestic views of untouched nature, while others arouse our curiosity with natural phenomena occurring only there. Such is a place called Le Passage Du Gois in France, and we’ll tell you why exactly it is so unique.

Connecting the Gulf of Burnёf with the island of Noirmoutier, Passage du Gois not offers us some beautiful views but is extremely dangerous too. The 2.58-mile road that has been in use since the 16th Century disappears under the Atlantic Ocean’s water twice a day, every day. During high tide when the sea level rises, the stone-paved road is submerged to as deep as 13 feet, so drivers must beware for the upcoming wave, which can be measured by special side panels on this half land, half waterway. If accidents do happen, and people are left stranded on the disappearing road, tall emergency towers are there for people to climb and wait to be rescued. After the water level recedes, the passage is left covered in slimy seaweed, making the road extremely slippery at places. Nonetheless, Le Passage Du Gois was used many times as a part of Tour De France route and was only taken off the map after a serious incident in 1999.

So, if you’re planning a trip to France, this wonderful seascape might be a worthy place to visit, but if you’re not up for some extreme adventures, then check the unusual, yet beautiful scenery below in the safety of your home.

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