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.