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Address: La Richardais, Dinard, France
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Very interesting visit but a bit hard to find

Very interesting visit to a magnificent piece of engineering. Its a bit tricky to find if you use sat nav and the map here on TA shows the visitor centre in the wrong... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2016
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

Very interesting visit to a magnificent piece of engineering. Its a bit tricky to find if you use sat nav and the map here on TA shows the visitor centre in the wrong place. Basically as you come over the dam east to west turn off into the carpark on the left and park up in the visitor area just... More 

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Consett, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

First time in 42 years I've managed to see the bay filling!! Excellent!! Traffic constantly busy but no major problems.

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Ness Ziona, Israel
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172 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The Rance is a special hydro-electric station, as it is based on the tidal effect. This coast of Brittany is known for the tidal effect and this station is between the see side and the lake side. Visit is free.

Thank Meir G
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Seems to be a way to generate electricity from tidal power - and at the same time its a bridge for cars - nice job

Thank Ray A
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The Rance Barrage and tidal power plant was inaugurated by General de Gaulle in 1966, having taken six years to build. It consists of a 750 m long road way, a sea lock and lifting bridge to allow boats to pass up and down The Rance. Tucked away under the roadway are the 24 turbines of a tidal power plant.... More 

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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

A massive lock on the edge of a dam on the river Rance in Brittany. Great experience going through the lock on a 37 ft sailing yacht. French engineering at its best

Thank Tony H
United Kingdom
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

It used to be a hydro electric dam but that has been decommissioned and now it is a bridge over the Rance. Quite interesting when there is a boat waiting to go through the lock but apart from that....

Thank gill63
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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

It's interesting in its own way, more so if you have an engineering interest in water structures, but otherwise don't make a special detour to see this

Thank Alan E
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

As well as the little visitor centre, you can spend ages looking at the sea, the bay and the whirlpools. The car park is free and the views are spectacular.

Thank Neatham
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Amazing sight when they let the sea in to turn the turbines. Less so when the tide is going out. The river was like a rough sea , clouds of spray. Great

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