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Barrage de la Rance, Dinard
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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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  • discovery of the ecosystheme and the Rance dam parking is easy nice ride from one side to the other
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  • Good d agreement it was raining, but anyway, it was not at all like dinard, c is sad, the atmosphere was cold, we preferred dol to Brittany small town living and friendly
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  • I repeat: August 2015 from Rennes in the morning via gare routier, about 1 hour and 20 and arrive by coach to Dinard, seaside town of Brittany. Beaches that have curtains instead of Italians cabins. The town is nothing fancy, but has a system of vessels for sightseeing, I for example I sailed with the company "Corsaire" that let you do some wonderful trips and see the landscape of Britain by sea. Fantastic tour that allows you to see the Fort de Lalatte and the lighthouse of Cap Frehel. The first leg is made all along the coast at low speed with explanation (in French) of what you see, returning with a canter at over 20 knots to return to port. On this day, when we started from a tilted platform with steps, Harbor boats were moored floating on water, when we returned or were lying on the seabed or kept on from media to low tide! What strange and beautiful to behold!
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