The Road In France That's Buried 13-Feet Underwater Every Day

September 22, 2016


This is the Passage du Gois in France, connecting the Gulf of Burnёf and the island of Noirmoutier. It can only be used twice a day for a few hours at a time because it disappears underwater during high tide. That sounds adventurous!

Twice every day, when the high tide rises, the 2.58-mile long road disappears 13 ft under water. So people can use this road only two times a day for a few hours (special panels on both sides of the road show when it's safe to use it). Though sometimes people still get caught between the tides, but luckily there are elevated rescue towers for people to climb and wait to be rescued.

Man, that would never work in Los Angeles. People don't even understand not to pull into the middle of an intersection when the traffic light is about to turn red so they don't block traffic coming perpendicular when it changes. They just sit there looking dumb and trying not to make eye contact while I scream my face off about how I'm going to eat their family instead of picking up a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken from the grocery store.

Keep going for several more shots.








Thanks to Stephanie B, who agrees you don't need roads when you've got a hovercar.

  • GuB

    There are some pictures where it is not raining.

  • Jon

    It's not under 13 feet, it is under 3.96 meters, they don't have feet in France.

  • Rusty Shackleford

    Autist detected

  • dougfunnay

    wtf..... they dont have feet?
    do they all walk on their hands or something?

  • Bling Nye

    They use cheese wheels.

  • The_Wretched

    You know distance happens regardless of how it's measured? The map is not the terrain.

  • looks like a goddamn super mario kart level.

  • Derek St. Gelais

    Bar Harbor, Maine has a similar thing thought much shorter called the Bar Island Land Bridge. Cars can drive on it to get to Bar island but there aren't any roads on Bar Island. You can walk to and fro the island during low tides.

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