Although the weather was pretty bad when we visited, The Passage du Gois was impressive. This is a passage between two areas of the city. This place makes you feel as if you could walk on water, and with the rain and wind the scene was even more incredible and breathtaking.
The good thing is that we were able to take enough photos for you to be able to understand a little better the phenomenon I describe.
The Foulées du Gois is a race against time between man and nature from the Passage du Gois to the Ile de Noirmoutier in Beauvoir-sur-Mer. Over four miles of road, thirty international athletes walk this way before the tide comes in. This is a competition at the highest professional level where participants struggle against the tide to reach the goal. I Foulées du Gois has no equivalent in the world. This race, which the press has dubbed "the Paris-Roubaix water" or "Vendée hell" - because of the difficulty, attracts thousands of spectators, in an exceptional environment. Participants must reach the goal before high tide completely covers the road and that's the fun of the competition! I Foulées du Gois is one of the most popular races in the region of Pays de la Loire and attracts thousands of visitors of all ages. Each year the stands arranged facing the ocean are full of people who have come to enjoy this natural challenge.