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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vendée

L'Île-d'Yeu - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vendée

Completely insularisée around 5000 BC, the island of Yeu is located 17 km off the coast of Vendée. The island focuses on its 23 km ² of land area a wide variety of landscapes: beaches and coastal dunes fixed by softwood; wild coastline with cliffs enclosing lofty, sandy coves, moors the short grass where the quiver armeria; sunken roads criss-crossing the valleys and skirting the cliffs to the grove where multiple plots are nested in the shelter of the foliage of willows and plum trees, low houses with tiled roofs and shutters of color.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude46.7050370 (N 46° 42’ 18”)
Longitude-2.3406700 (W 2° 20’ 26”)
Surface area23.32 km²
Population4726 inhabitants
Density202 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLa Roche-sur-Yon (95 km, 2h16)
Insee code85113
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Fromentine30 km (1h38)
La Barre-de-Monts32 km (1h41)
Notre-Dame-de-Monts38 km (1h40)
Barbâtre39 km (1h47)
Beauvoir-sur-Mer39 km (1h48)
Saint-Urbain42 km (1h50)
Saint-Gervais44 km (1h53)
La Guérinière46 km (1h53)
Bouin47 km (1h56)
Sallertaine47 km (1h57)
Saint-Jean-de-Monts47 km (1h55)
Le Perrier48 km (1h55)

Things to see and do

Visit to the island: hiking and biking, carriage rides, bus tours ...

Natural sites: the port of the wheel, the rugged coastline south of the island, the dunes to the east coast ...

The tour sites: the Old Castle, the Great Lighthouse.

Guided by the theme service heritage: the village of Millstone and oral tradition, Saint-Sauveur former capital of the island, visiting prehistoric discovery of foreshore, Port Joinville harbor fishing, exploring the coast Noroît .. .

Water sports: swimming, sailing, diving, kayaking, fishing ...

Relaxation: cinema, mini golf, arts and crafts ...

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Festival Maid Marmaille: in February.

Music Festival "At the end of every platform.

Flower Festival: at Pentecost every 2 years.

Millstone Fest: July.

Beach volleyball tournament: one in July and 1 August.

Limpets Festival: October.


Wild Coast (South Island)
Wild Coast (South Island)
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range Ker Chalon - Ile d'Yeu
range Ker Chalon - Ile d'Yeu
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Friday 28 october
Min. 18°C - Max. 18°C
Saturday 29 october
Min. 19°C - Max. 19°C
Sunday 30 october
Min. 20°C - Max. 20°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Accrobranche Explora Parc in the dune forest
Sports sensations10 € to 22 € Saint-Jean-de-Monts (22 km)
Discovery walk tourist train
Culture and education3 € to 10 € Saint-Jean-de-Monts (23 km)
Demonstration of stained glass window creation in all its forms
Arts and CraftsFreeSallertaine (34 km)
Jet Ski hire at Sables d’Olonne
Sports sensations110 € to 260 € Les Sables-d'Olonne (48 km)
Jet ski hire, no licence needed
Sports sensations25 € to 240 € Les Sables-d'Olonne (48 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Sentier des ostréiculteurs - La Barre de Monts Fromentine
HikeEasy1h10La Barre-de-Monts (26 km)
Circuit n°2 - l'aiguillon sur vie
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate1h10L'Aiguillon-sur-Vie (41 km)
The Lock trail
HikeEasy2h00Olonne-sur-Mer (41 km)
Le Grand Parcours trail
HikeIntermediate4h00Brem-sur-Mer (42 km)
Mountain biking trail in Brem-sur-Mer
Cycling itineraryIntermediate3h00Brem-sur-Mer (42 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals