Château médiéval Noirmoutier en l'île ©Trendz

Explore Noirmoutier-en-l'île North of Noirmoutier Island

Dive into the atmosphere of Noirmoutier-en-l’Île, the vibrant historical heart of the island. The “Petite Cité de Caractère” (Small Town of Character), with its medieval castle, its church and its beautiful mansions, the village is both culturally and historically rich. Take full advantage of your bike to explore the diversity of the north of the island: the peaceful and charming village of Le Vieil, the beaches and picturesque coves and the lively fishing and yachting port of L’Herbaudière. Do not miss the pretty craft shops for some souvenir shopping and the refined seafood restaurants for a delicious meal.

Best things to do & see

in Noirmoutier-en-l'île

Explore the iconic sites of Noirmoutier-en-l’Île, in the north of the island: its historical center, nicknamed “Petite Cité de Caractère” (Small Town of Character), the Jacobsen pier, the natural reserve of Mullëmbourg, located near the city centre, the Bois de la Chaise and its famous Plage des Dames, and, of course, the narrow streets and typical houses of the charming village of Le Vieil. Last but not least, do not miss the fishing and yachting port of L’Herbaudière.

in Noirmoutier-en-l'île ?

For a successful stay, make the most of the activities in Noirmoutier-en-l’île: walks and cycle rides, water sports, museums, visits, sports, leisure activities, pools and spas, guided tours, visits through the salt marshes, art classes and great nightlife!

in Noirmoutier-en-l'île ?

Michelin 3-star restaurant La Marine, fine dining restaurants and traditional ones, oyster bars, bistros, creperies, pizzerias, brasseries, tapas bars, treat your taste buds to a tasty meal on the island of Noirmoutier!


Going to the local market is definitely a must to discover the local products of the island of Noirmoutier and treat yourself to delicious tastings! Each village has its own market day, find here the day of your next gourmet stop.

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