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Barbâtre

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Barbâtre - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vendée
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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.

Geographical information

MunicipalityBarbâtre
Postcode85630
Tourism label
Latitude46.9425669 (N 46° 56’ 33”)
Longitude-2.1785890 (W 2° 10’ 43”)
Surface area12.47 km²
Population1822 inhabitants
Density146 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLa Roche-sur-Yon (77 km, 1h21)
Insee code85011
IntercommunalityCC de l'Ile de Noirmoutier
DepartmentVendée
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

La Guérinière5.6 km (9 min)
Fromentine8.9 km (11 min)
L'Épine9.7 km (14 min)
La Barre-de-Monts9.9 km (11 min)
Noirmoutier-en-l'Île9.9 km (13 min)
Beauvoir-sur-Mer11.8 km (19 min)
Saint-Gervais15.5 km (22 min)
Notre-Dame-de-Monts15.8 km (18 min)
Bouin19.3 km (26 min)
Saint-Urbain21 km (24 min)
Sallertaine23 km (31 min)
Châteauneuf23 km (30 min)
Saint-Jean-de-Monts24 km (25 min)

Things to see and do

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.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Natural sites

Events and festivities

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.

Photos

The sea goes on the Passage du Gois
The sea goes on the Passage du Gois
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Passage du Gois - Floor submersible indicator tides
Passage du Gois - Floor submersible indicator tides
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Refuge of the topgallant to tide
Refuge of the topgallant to tide
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The Gois feasible
The Gois feasible
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The Gois, a paradise for fishermen clam
The Gois, a paradise for fishermen clam
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nice walks in the forests pine
nice walks in the forests pine
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Spring in Barbâtre
Spring in Barbâtre
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Miles of beaches for your vacation
Miles of beaches for your vacation
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Bridge Noirmoutier
Bridge Noirmoutier
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Beautiful beaches
Beautiful beaches
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In a corner of a ride
In a corner of a ride
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Water Games
Water Games
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ferry with its pilot connecting the island of Yeu
ferry with its pilot connecting the island of Yeu
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Speedboat for the island of Yeu in Noirmoutier Bridge
Speedboat for the island of Yeu in Noirmoutier Bridge
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Church of Saint-Nicolas Barbâtre
Church of Saint-Nicolas Barbâtre
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Nave, choir and apse of the church of Saint-Nicolas
Nave, choir and apse of the church of Saint-Nicolas
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Ex-votos in the church of Saint-Nicolas
Ex-votos in the church of Saint-Nicolas
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In the gardens of the Church
In the gardens of the Church
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Stained glass window of the church Saint-Nicolas
Stained glass window of the church Saint-Nicolas
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Old Landing the tip of the Pit
Old Landing the tip of the Pit
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On the polder dike Sevastopol
On the polder dike Sevastopol
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Beach Boucholeurs before the storm
Beach Boucholeurs before the storm
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Passage du Gois at high tide ( © JE)
Passage du Gois at high tide ( © JE)
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Island Noirmoutiier (© JE)
Island Noirmoutiier (© JE)
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Logo of the common Barbâtre
Logo of the common Barbâtre
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Weather

Friday 27 march
Min. 25°C - Max. 28°C
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Saturday 28 march
Min. 27°C - Max. 28°C
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Sunday 29 march
Min. 27°C - Max. 28°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

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.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Accrobranche Explora Parc in the dune forest
Sports sensations10 € to 21 € Saint-Jean-de-Monts (18.3 km)
Taste and buy Vendée wine
Local flavours0 € to 350 € Saint-Philbert-de-Bouaine (48 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Along the Haute Perche Canal
HikeEasy1h30Pornic (20 km)
Vélocéan - Cycling in Loire-Atlantique
Cycling itineraryEasy4h30Saint-Brevin-les-Pins (34 km)
Circuit n°9 - coex
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate1h00Coëx (42 km)
Circuit n°2 - l'aiguillon sur vie
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate1h10L'Aiguillon-sur-Vie (42 km)
Circuit n°7 - la chaize giraud
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate50 minLandevieille (43 km)

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