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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Barbâtre
Insee code85011
AltitudeFrom 0 to 18 meters
Surface12.47 km²
Population1822 inhabitants
Density146 inhabitants/km²


National labelLa Guérinière at 5.6 km (9 min)
Chief townLa Roche-sur-Yon (at 77 km, 81 min)Fromentine at 8.9 km (11 min)
DepartmentVendéeL'Épine at 9.7 km (14 min)
RegionPays de la LoireSearch another town


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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.

Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Barbâtre
Leisure centresBeach of L'Océan
MonumentsWindmill of La Fosse,   Windmill of La Frandière,   Windmill of La Plaine
Natural sitesHeadland of the Fosse


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.


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.

Boat trips on old ships.


The sea goes on the Passage du GoisThe sea goes on the Passage du Gois
Passage du Gois - Floor submersible indicator tidesPassage du Gois - Floor submersible indicator tides
Refuge of the topgallant to tideRefuge of the topgallant to tide
The Gois feasibleThe Gois feasible
The Gois, a paradise for fishermen clamThe Gois, a paradise for fishermen clam
nice walks in the forests pinenice walks in the forests pine
Spring in BarbâtreSpring in Barbâtre
Miles of beaches for your vacationMiles of beaches for your vacation
Bridge NoirmoutierBridge Noirmoutier
Beautiful beachesBeautiful beaches
In a corner of a rideIn a corner of a ride
Water GamesWater Games
ferry with its pilot connecting the island of Yeuferry with its pilot connecting the island of Yeu
Speedboat for the island of Yeu in Noirmoutier BridgeSpeedboat for the island of Yeu in Noirmoutier Bridge
Church of Saint-Nicolas BarbâtreChurch of Saint-Nicolas Barbâtre
Nave, choir and apse of the church of Saint-NicolasNave, choir and apse of the church of Saint-Nicolas
Ex-votos in the church of Saint-NicolasEx-votos in the church of Saint-Nicolas
In the gardens of the ChurchIn the gardens of the Church
Stained glass window of the church Saint-NicolasStained glass window of the church Saint-Nicolas
Old Landing the tip of the PitOld Landing the tip of the Pit
On the polder dike SevastopolOn the polder dike Sevastopol
Beach Boucholeurs before the stormBeach Boucholeurs before the storm
Passage du Gois at high tide ( © JE)Passage du Gois at high tide ( © JE)
Island Noirmoutiier (© JE)Island Noirmoutiier (© JE)
Logo of the common BarbâtreLogo of the common Barbâtre


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Wednesday 28 January
Min. 7°C - Max. 11°C
Thursday 29 January
Min. 6°C - Max. 9°C
Friday 30 January
Min. 5°C - Max. 9°C


French cuisine restaurantLe Grand Four  
Located behind the famous medieval castle of Noirmoutier en l'Ile, Le Grand Four welcomes you in a beautiful 17th century mansion nestled on a green island. The Chef offers beautiful...
Located 8.1 km from Barbâtre51 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantL'Anse Rouge  
Located in the most beautiful part of the island 200 meters from the ocean, the charming Saint Paul and its gourmet restaurant 'L'Anse Rouge' welcomes you in a privileged and green....
Located 8.3 km from Barbâtre46 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLes Prateaux  
GOURMET KITCHEN - Have you ever dreamed of a sublime gourmet French cuisine in a wooded and throw a fork from the beach? Open your eyes, you're in Noirmoutier en l'Ile. The restaurant...
Located 8.3 km from Barbâtre33 € per person 

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House with 2 bedroomsHébergement des eloux site protégé onf    
La Guérinière
Superb construction Vendee, on the edge of the forest Eloux (nfb) brings peace and comfort at 300 m from the sea Comfortable rooms with TV, fridge, wifi. Bathrooms, toilets. Spa procedure....
Located 6.4 km from Barbâtre65 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsAu Passage du Gois    
Welcome at Au Passage du Gois, B&B in Beauvoir-sur-Mer (Vendée coastline). A lot of sun, sea and beaches and still less than 350 km from the port of Caen. We are living the dream –...
Located 6.9 km from BarbâtreFrom 60 € to 95 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsCoté mer    
Room redone in the style beachfront double shelf with TV led. Salle private water with shower and vanity, private toilet, separate exit, secure parking. Garden access. Small dog accepted...
Located 7.5 km from BarbâtreFrom 60 € to 80 € the double room 

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House for 8 personsMaison à Barbâtre, île de Noirmoutier  
Furnished house tourism, classified 2 stars and 2 keys Clévacances, very comfortable to Barbâtre on the island of Noirmoutier, located in a quiet area, close to downtown and the beach....
Located in BarbâtreFrom 440 € to 1080 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsAppartement T3 à 300 m de la plage  
Welcome in our sweet home, the flat is very comfortable, every thing is new, Vendée will offer you very exciting holidays. Come and see and you won't be disappointed : http://www.f...
Located 6.7 km from BarbâtreFrom 195 € to 595 € per week 
House for 4 personsMaison 4 pers. Fromentine la Barre de mo
La Barre-de-Monts
The small vendeenne storey house in Fromentine La Barre de Monts Vendée 300 : / : 500 m beaches of fromentine facing the forest and Intermarket furnished house equipped for 2/4 people...
Located 7.1 km from BarbâtreFrom 280 € to 480 € per week 

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498 places over 12 haCamping Indigo Noirmoutier    
A unique location on the island of Noirmoutier, surrounded by the forest and at the water's edge... Noirmoutier Indigo Campsite is located on the island of Noirmoutier in the Vendée...
Located 8.3 km from Barbâtre 
110 places over 2 haFlower Camping Plein Sud****  
Welcome... Under the sun, Nicole, Chris and their team invite you to share the serenity of their site. Here, generations are found, the spirits recognize and form a family... Read,...
Located 15.6 km from BarbâtreFrom 18.50 € to 31.50 € per day 
174 places over 3 haCamping La Davière Plage    
900 m from the beach with direct access path through the forest, find yourself on a sandy beach. Camping available on heated pool and wading pool, all public entertainment during the...
Located 16.3 km from BarbâtreFrom 15.25 € to 23.35 € per day 

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Hotel La Maison sur l'Eau - Hotel in BarbâtreHotel La Maison sur l'Eau     
La Maison sur l'Eau is a waterfront property at the entrance of Noirmoutier Island, right next to the bridge. This colonial-style hotel offers an exotic garden and rooms or suites,...
Located in BarbâtreRoom from 159 €
Domaine Les Moulins - Hotel in BarbâtreDomaine Les Moulins     
La Guérinière
This eco-friendly campsite is located in La Guerinière on the Noirmoutier Island and has direct beach access. It offers an outdoor swimming pool, a spa and a hammam. Set in a garden,...
Located 4.1 km from Barbâtre
Hotel Punta Lara - Hotel in BarbâtreHotel Punta Lara     
La Guérinière
This sea-side hotel is in the Pays de la Loire region, in La Gueriniere. It offers rooms with private balconies and ocean views, and is set in a pine forest. Guests can relax in the...
Located 6.6 km from Barbâtre

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Appart’Hotel Spa Atlantic Golf
Just 300 metres from Atlantic beaches, this residence has an outdoor, salt-water swimming pool with views of Saint-Jean de Monts Golf Course. Guests receive...
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