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river rance

Ly­ing be­tween St Malo and Dinard is the River Rance. There’s a whole other world to ex­plore on the other side of the Rance Ti­dal Bar­rage – the first (and un­til re­cently the big­gest) ti­dal power sta­tion in the world when it opened in 1966. The lower part of the Rance can be reached through a lock in the bar­rage (VHF Chan­nel 13 to check times) and has sev­eral peace­ful an­chor­ages – a rec­om­mended spot be­ing be­tween Pointe Thon and Pointe Garel. Watch out for strong cur­rents cre­ated when the sluice gates are opened. Shal­low­drafted ves­sels (un­der 1.5m) can head up­river to the lock at Le Châte­lier and on up to Di­nan, with mari­nas at Plouër, Lyvet

(Le Châte­lier) and Di­nan.

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