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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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  • This tidal plant is unique. If you take the time to see the outside of the dam side RANCE and side sea as well as the bowels of the building.
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  • coincidentally we went down the stairs that lead to the showroom and we were surprised to see that the Museum was open and we were able to follow a guide o how captivating and mastering his subject really to do, time passes too fast
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  • Free tour on the construction and operation of this unique french dam. There is only one other in the world in Korea! The visit is fast. the explanations are ok. The staff at the friendly entrance and pro.
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