Liven up your holidays!

The Noirmoutier island

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vendée

The Noirmoutier island - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vendée
9.1
52

The Noirmoutier island benefits from a microclimate that is perfectly adapted to mimosa flowering. With a surface area of 49 km², the landscapes of the island alternate between between sandy beaches, dunes, creeks, pine and holm oak woods, and salt marshes.

Noirmoutier-en-l'Île, the capital of the island, is a wonderful place to visit with its narrow streets lined with beautiful white houses, its 12th-century port, its church and its medieval castle home to a museum about the history of the island.

The Traditions museum situated in La Guérinière recounts the island's activities and traditions through a collection of objects and costumes, as well as room reconstructions.

Not to be missed: Bois de la Chaise wood fronted by a pretty sandy beach with beach huts. This is where Souzeaux promenade begins, a beautiful walkway along the sea.

Equipped with numerous bicycle paths, the Noirmoutier island is great place to cycle. An excellent way to discover the treasures of the island...

Famous for its salt, the Noirmoutier island is also well known for oysters and bonnottes, a new potato with a unique flavour.

Additional information
The Noirmoutier island

Located in Vendée, the island of Noirmoutier covers 49 km², for a length of about 18 km and a width ranging from 500 m to 12 km. The island of Noirmoutier is often called "the mimosa island": mimosas grow there and bloom in winter thanks to a particularly mild climate. There are holm oak forests, dunes and salt marshes. This island is very popular with tourists throughout the year, and in high season, it is essential to book well in advance if you want to stay on the island itself.

Blackmoutrine style house, with its level differences, white plastered walls, blue shutters, traditional openings and tiled roof
Blackmoutrine style house, with its level differences, white plastered walls, blue shutters, traditional openings and tiled roof
See photo
Beacon of Gois
Beacon of Gois
See photo

Visit ideas nearby

Your holidays
A hotel
A vacation rental
A bed & breakfast
A campsite
A leisure activity
A restaurant
By continuing to browse our site, you are agreeing to the use of cookies to improve your experience and make targeted offers.
Find out more and make settings