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Barrage de la Rance, Dinard

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web
Barrage de la Rance is the world's first tidal power station and also the world's second biggest tidal power station. With a peak rating of 240 megawatts generated by its 24 turbines, it supplies 0.012% of the power demand of France. A canal lock in the west end of the dam permits the passage of 16,000-ton vessels between the English Channel and the Rance. Highway 168 crosses the dam and allows vehicles to travel between Dinard and Saint-Malo, making this a large tourist attraction. There is a drawbridge where the road crosses the lock, which raises allowing larger vessels to pass. Arrange to visit Barrage de la Rance and other attractions in Dinard using our Dinard family vacation planner.
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  • The site is beautiful despite its industrial side, the visit is interesting and instrcutive on what you can do with renewable energy
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  • The Rance dam is located on a strategic road axis between Dinard and St Malo. The curiosity is to see stopped traffic when the bridge rises to let boats through the lock. The facilities are also to visit.
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  • beautiful landscape from the dam, the explanations on the tidal plant in the edf local are very interesting and very simple.
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