The municipality of Barbâtre is located at the gateway to the island of Noirmoutier. Covering an area of 1247 hectares, 650 hectares of agricultural plain and 235 ha of forest and dunes, it is situated on the narrowest part of the island and extends between 8 km sandy beach, forest and agricultural fields. The town is both welcoming, lively, dynamic and pleasant. It has preserved its family character.
The joint has become a common Barbâtre May 21, 1858. Previously, she was part of the town of Noirmoutier.
The population is now estimated at about 1751 people out of season and can reach 20 000 people in season.
Its main assets are the richness and diversity of its natural areas, activities, tourism, trade, crafts building, fishing and water sports.
The Gois, unique site in Europe, a journey under the sea
Natural sites of great beauty: dunes, forests, a range of 8 km, flora and fauna of great richness.
Barbâtre is lively all year: bingo, exhibitions, tours, Christmas market, festivals of spring and summer.
Passage du Gois, submersible floor of 4.5 km.
Balis'Âges path: heritage route 15 QR code on the town.
Shellfish regulated for collecting clams (maximum 3 kg per person).
Two sailing schools in the summer - School of yachting - School of kite surfing - Archery - Tennis - Mini-golf.
On Saturday, the weekend of Easter egg hunt for children 3 to 10 years.
The first weekend in May, yard sales for private individuals.
The weekend of the Ascension: The Surge of Spring festival of street arts.
The third Sunday in July, garage sales reserved for individuals.
The second Friday of August, the street festival: night markets, empty garage sales, concerts.
In July and August, concerts and shows of street art (about 2 per week).
The Wednesday before Christmas: Christmas market.
Its tasting oysters and shellfish throughout the year.
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
The Guérinière: Museum of Art and Popular Traditions.
Noirmoutier en l'Ile: Visit the Castle of Noirmoutier: his dungeon, a museum of 900 years of history, not to mention the Vendée wars. Also visit the church and its crypt, dry harbor, pier Jacobsen. Marshes, the reserve and bird sanctuary, the cemetery boat. The Herbaudière is the largest fishing port in the island of Noirmoutier. Typical small cemetery and shipwrecked sailors, facing the sea
Visit the island of Yeu by shuttles from Fromentine.