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Usine Maremotrice de la Rance

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Worth a stop to see how the power generation works

EDF have a car park and visitor centre on the Barrage. Display describes how the generation works... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
Peter N
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Windsor, United Kingdom
A facinating afternoon

A friend organised a trip for us to go and visit this very unusual place but having been there, it... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
vtp53
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Cotgrave, United Kingdom
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16 Apr 2018
“Worth a stop to see how the power generation works”
30 Jun 2017
“A facinating afternoon”
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

EDF have a car park and visitor centre on the Barrage. Display describes how the generation works and you can the machinery through glass windows. Take a walk along the wall to see the whirlpool of water being sucked into the turbines

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Peter N
Reviewed 30 June 2017

A friend organised a trip for us to go and visit this very unusual place but having been there, it is easy just to walk in and buy a ticket as everything is in English as well as French. Lots of information on how and...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 9 October 2015

Visited here because it is just so instructional & produces clean energy. Perfect for those geographical locations which have the appropriate tidal differentials. Makes one hope for more of these types of energy generators. Nice informative tour...

Date of experience: November 2014
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Reviewed 14 May 2015

Almost 50 years old and still producing enough electricity to power a city like Rennes! This was the very first tidal electricity generating power station so well worth visiting the EDF exhibition which explains so much.

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

Great to find such an unexpected and unique place - the world's first tidal electricity generating plant. You wouldn't have thought that was much to look at, but there is an 'espace decouverte' showing the science and mechanics behind this innovative place, with models, diagrams,...More

Date of experience: June 2014
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