Visites guidées

Guided tours on Noirmoutier Island

FOLLOW THE GUIDE!

Listen to the tales of Noirmoutier Island. Explore the sites, heritage and natural resources of a preserved island, loaded with history. On land or by sea, on nature or history tours, with family, friends or as a couple, school groups or seminar participants, the island’s professional guides will lead you in your discovery.

GUIDED TOURS FOR INDIVIDUALS

Place d'armes - Château de Noirmoutier

Noirmoutier en l'île, ITS HISTORY AND ITS HERITAGE

Description:

Explore the town centre of Noirmoutier, its château, church, Banzeau District, the old port and the houses of notables: you will hear explanations and stories about all these places bursting with history.


Length: 1½ to 2 hours


Dates: July & August (outside those dates, possibility of tailored tours for small groups; check with the guides for dates and pricing)


Meeting place: In front of the Noirmoutier Tourist Information Office


Pricing: €6 per person ages 12 and up / €3 for children ages 6 to 11



Reservations required:

Brigitte Grillard – tel. : +33 02 51 68 68 81 ou 06 87 39 11 48 – email : brigantine85@gmail.com   

Anne-Marie Mary – tel. : +33 02 51 39 62 61 ou 06 88 46 32 75 – email : a.marie.mary@wanadoo.fr 

 

More information:

Anne-Marie MARY's website

Brigitte GRILLARD's website

 

Le bois de la chaise

BOIS DE LA CHAISE: BIRTH OF A SEASIDE RESORT

Description:

A walk through this remarkable site will allow you to learn about its architectural heritage since the late 19th century, its southern vegetation and more.


Length: 1½ to 2 hours


Dates: July & August (outside those dates, possibility of tailored tours for small groups; check with the guides for dates and pricing)


Meeting place: Plage des Dames beach


Pricing: €6 per person ages 12 and up / €3 for children ages 6 to 11

 

Reservations required:

Brigitte Grillard – tel. : +33 02 51 68 68 81 ou 06 87 39 11 48 – email : brigantine85@gmail.com   

Anne-Marie Mary – tel. : +33 02 51 39 62 61 ou 06 88 46 32 75 – email : a.marie.mary@wanadoo.fr 

 

More information:

Anne-Marie MARY's website

Brigitte GRILLARD's website

Gois 1

THE GOIS PASSAGE AND ITS DYKES

Description:

Listen to the tale of the formation and the history of this unique site. You can watch the tides come in and go out, and then learn what the word “polder” means when you’re up on the dyke.

 

Length: 1½ to 2 hours

 

Dates: July & August (outside those dates, possibility of tailored tours for small groups; check with the guides for dates and pricing)

 

Meeting place: Gois wayside cross

 

Pricing: €6 per person ages 12 and up / €3 for children ages 6 to 11

 

Reservations required:

Brigitte Grillard – tel. : +33 02 51 68 68 81 ou 06 87 39 11 48 – email : brigantine85@gmail.com   

Anne-Marie Mary – tel. : +33 02 51 39 62 61 ou 06 88 46 32 75 – email : a.marie.mary@wanadoo.fr 

 

More information:

Anne-Marie MARY's website

Brigitte GRILLARD's website

Entre plages et ports - Plage du Mardi-Gras - Le Vieil - Alexandre Lamoureux

LE VIEIL, A TYPICAL NOIRMOUTIER VILLAGE

Description:

Discover the alleyways, chapel, coast and Mardi Gras wall of one of the island’s most authentic villages, possibly ending the tour with a stop at a typical bar to quench your thirst.


Length: 1½ to 2 hours


Dates: July & August (outside those dates, possibility of tailored tours for small groups; check with the guides for dates and pricing)


Meeting place: Plage du Mardi Gras beach in Le Vieil


Pricing: €6 per person ages 12 and up / €3 for children ages 6 to 11

 

Reservations required:

Brigitte Grillard – tel. : +33 02 51 68 68 81 ou 06 87 39 11 48 – email : brigantine85@gmail.com   

Anne-Marie Mary – tel. : +33 02 51 39 62 61 ou 06 88 46 32 75 – email : a.marie.mary@wanadoo.fr 

 

More information:

Anne-Marie MARY's website

Brigitte GRILLARD's website

Visite guidée de la criée au port de l'Herbaudière - JS Evrard

Criée de l'Herbaudière et port de pêche

Descriptif : 

la pêche est une passion et un secteur d'activité bien organisé depuis l'arrivée des bateaux jusqu'au départ du poisson en camion réfrigéré. Les coulisses des métiers de la mer... (chaussures fermées obligatoires). 


Durée : 1h30


Dates : du 10 juillet au 31 août inclus, les mardis et vendredis à 10h


Lieu de RDV : devant le magasin Le Comptoir de la mer


Tarifs : 6 € par personne (12 ans et +), 3 € pour les enfants de 6 à 11 ans

Réservation obligatoire :

Brigitte Grillard – tél. : 02 51 68 68 81 ou 06 87 39 11 48 – email : brigantine85@gmail.com et Anne-Marie Mary – tél. : 02 51 39 62 61 ou 06 88 46 32 75 – email : a.marie.mary@wanadoo.fr

 

Plus d'informations :

Site Internet d'Anne-Marie MARY

Site Internet de Brigitte GRILLARD

Le petit train de Noirmoutier

NOIRMOUT'TRAIN

Description:

Noirmout'train offers a guided tour of Noirmoutier island northern part during which you will be able to enjoy its varied landscapes as well as the distinctive features of its history, marine, terrestrial and marsh activities.

More information about the tours :  http://noirmouttrain.fr/circuits/      

                                            

Length: 1 hour to 2 hours

 

Dates: from April to September and school holidays (except Christmas holidays and February holidays)

 

Meeting place: departures Place du Château à Noirmoutier

 

Prices: 
- Discovery tour (35 minutes): € 5.50 per person (12 years old and over), € 3.50 for children from 3 to 11 years old
- Ancient village tours and salt route (1 hour): € 7.50 per person (12 years old and over), € 4 for children from 3 to 11 years old
- Grand Tour Tour (2 hours): 10 € per person (12 years old and over), 5 € for children from 3 to 11 years old


Purchase of tickets: tickets to take with the driver                           

 

More information:
http://www.noirmouttrain.fr/

Hippobus Noirmoutier

HIPPOBUS DE L'ÎLE

Description:
At the rythm of the percherons Tendance and Lune, take your seat on board of the Hippobus (horse-drawn bus) for a one hour guided tour ride in the salt marshes! Hervé, the man wearing a hat, will tell you about the formation of the island and the history of the marsh. He will explain how salt workers produce the so-called "white gold", and will unveil some secrets, but not all of them...

 

Dates: from July to August, every day (except Saturday) at 2:30 pm and 4 pm

 

Lieu de RDV : departures before the Château de Noirmoutier

 

Prices: 10 € per person (12 years old and over), 6 € for children from 3 to 11 years old

 

Purchase of tickets: tickets are taken aboard the Hippobus

                     
More information: 
https://bit.ly/2HKToA9 

Observation ornithologique - Jean-Sébastien Evrard

BIRDING SPOTS AT SÉBASTOPOL POLDER

Description:

Birding at the Sébastopol Polder, led by a guide from the LPO (Bird Protection League). Come and discover the species that spend time in this regional nature reserve.

 

Dates: June to September

 

Pricing: Free

 

Reservations required:

Noirmoutier Island Tourist Information Office - tel. : +33 02 51 39 80 71 - email : tourisme@iledenoirmoutier.org 

Le polder de Sébastopol - vue du ciel - Didier Dabarit

NATURE WALKS IN SÉBASTOPOL POLDER NATURE RESERVE

Description:

Discover the natural treasures of the Sébastopol Polder Regional Nature Reserve during a magnificent nature walk, accompanied by a guide from the LPO (Bird Protection League).

 

Length: 2 hours


Dates: June to September


Meeting place: Barbâtre Tourist Information Office car park (15 min before the scheduled start time)


Pricing: €5 for adults / €3 for children ages 7 to 18

 

Reservations required:

Noirmoutier Island Tourist Information Office - tel. : +33 02 51 39 80 71 - email : tourisme@iledenoirmoutier.org 

Randonnée les portes de l'île - Récif d'Hermelles

RANDONNÉE "LES PORTES DE L'ILE" RÉCIF D'HERMELLES

Descriptif :
Découverte de l'île de Noirmoutier avec le club sport et nature. Sensibilisation au patrimoine naturel, à la nature (faune et flore) et aux enjeux environnementaux de l'île. Thèmes abordés lors de cette randonnée : le littoral, rivage, marées, laisse de mer, visite du récif d'hermelles, la dune et sa flore (écosystèmes dunaires), la forêt et pêche à pied uniquement à basse mer et en fonction des coefficients des marées.


Difficulté : facile, environ 7 km, adulte et enfant (à partir de 8 ans)

 

Durée : 2h30

 

Dates : avril, mai, juin (juillet et août se renseigner)


Lieu de RDV : école de voile Hissez-haut, cale de l'océan à Barbâtre

 

Tarifs : 7€ par personne (12 ans et +), 3€ pour les enfants
Tarifs groupes : se renseigner

 

Réservation obligatoire :
Marie Grué – tél. : 06 95 12 78 89 – email : marie@hissez-haut.fr 

Balade les portes de l'île - D'Est en Ouest

RANDONNÉE "LES PORTES DE L'ILE" D'OUEST EN EST

Descriptif :
Découverte de l'île de Noirmoutier avec le club sport et nature. Sensibilisation au patrimoine naturel, à la nature (faune et flore) et aux enjeux environnementaux de l'île. Thèmes abordés lors de cette randonnée : le littoral, rivage, marées, la laisse de mer, la dune, visite du passage du Gois et de la réserve naturelle régionale du Polder de Sébastopol et pêche à pied uniquement à basse mer et en fonction des coefficients des marées.


Difficulté : moyenne environ 13 km, adulte et enfant (à partir de 12 ans)


Durée : 4h00 à 4h30


Dates : avril, mai, juin (juillet et août se renseigner)


Lieu de RDV : école de voile Hissez-haut, cale de l'océan à Barbâtre


Tarifs : 10 € à partir de 12 personnes


Réservation obligatoire :
Marie Grué – tél. : 06 95 12 78 89 – email : marie@hissez-haut.fr 

Les Perles - Stéphanie Ducrocq

SENTIER DÉCOUVERTE "ENTRE MER ET TERRE" HISTOIRE D'EAU

Descriptif :
Découverte de l'île de Noirmoutier avec le club sport et nature. Sensibilisation au patrimoine naturel, à la nature (faune et flore) et aux enjeux environnementaux de l'île. Site emblématique des marais salés de Noirmoutier. Thèmes abordés lors de cette balade : Pointe du devin, ouvrage de défense contre la mer, les plans d'eau des Perles, balade au coeur des marais salants, le réseau hydraulique, la faune et la flore.

 

Difficulté : facile, environ 3 à 4 km


Durée : 2h00 à 2h30


Dates : avril, mai, juin (juillet et août se renseigner)


Lieu de RDV : Pointe du Devin, à droite du port de Morin, école de voile les Perles (côté mer)


Tarifs :  7 € par personne (12 ans et +), 3 € pour les enfants
Tarifs groupes : se renseigner


Réservation obligatoire :
Marie Grué – tél. : 06 95 12 78 89 – email : marie@hissez-haut.fr 

Le polder de Sébastopol - Jean-Sébastien Evrard

Découverte de l'île de Noirmoutier - Sorties natures à thèmes uniques

- Pêche à pied sur l'estran rocheux avec identification des animaux marins
Lieu de RDV : La Guérinière, Bois des Eloux, au bout de la rue Noure, direction Hôtel Punta Lara

 

- Le cordon dunaire et son écosystème
Lieu de RDV : L'Epine, place du Moulin de la Bosse

 

- Le polder de Sébastopol et le passage du Gois
Lieu de RDV : Barbâtre, Calvaire du Gois, croix sur la digue

 

- La mare avec identification des animaux
Lieu de RDV : L'Epine, à déterminer avec la guide

 

Durée des sorties : 2h00


Tarifs des sorties : 7 € par personne (12 ans et +), 3 € pour les enfants


Réservation obligatoire :
Marie Grué – tél. : 06 95 12 78 89 – email : marie@hissez-haut.fr 

Balade en mer - Visite guidée

HALF DAY AT SEA: COASTAL SAILING WITH DISCOVERY STOPS

Description:

Accompanied by a professional skipper (with a national sailing diploma), board a small traditional sailing boat with a capacity of five people to learn how to manoeuvre and handle the boat during a coastal sailing class in Bourgneuf Bay. On land, you’ll make a quick stock to keep learning from your skipper and nature guide with 20 years’ experience. He will share his knowledge of the island’s natural environment, heritage and traditional activities (digging for shellfish, the fishery in Le Vieil, and watching migratory birds).


Half day of sailing: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm or 2 pm to 5 pm

 

Dates: Easter Sunday to All Saints’ Day


Meeting place: Noirmoutier Port or the pontoon at the Plage des Dames beach


Pricing: €42 per person

Reservations required: Joël Leauté, professional skipper and nature guide – Tel: +33 (0)6 33 07 23 82 – Email: joel.no@hotmail.fr

 

More information:

www.noirmoutier-littoral.fr/

Balade en mer - Visite guidée

FULL DAY AT SEA: COASTAL SAILING WITH DISCOVERY STOPS

Description:

Accompanied by a professional skipper (with a national sailing diploma), board a small traditional sailing boat with a capacity of five people to learn how to manoeuvre and handle the boat during a coastal sailing class in Bourgneuf Bay. Set off for a full day with a personalized discovery programme covering a broader navigation area (Luzéronde, Bonhomme Port, Pilier Islet, etc.).


Full day of sailing: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm


Dates: Easter Sunday to All Saints’ Day


Meeting place: Noirmoutier Port or the pontoon at the Plage des Dames beach


Pricing: €85 per person / €115 with a “Tastes of the Island” picnic lunch

Reservations required: Joël Leauté, professional skipper and nature guide – Tel: +33 (0)6 33 07 23 82 – Email: joel.no@hotmail.fr

 

More information:
www.noirmoutier-littoral.fr/

O'Abandonado - Balade en mer île de Noirmoutier

O'ABANDONADO - RIDES AND FISHING TRIPS

Description:
discover the pleasures of sailing on an old rigging of 1916! Rides, fishing , one day cruises, school trips to seaside, groups, seminars ... Maximum capacity 20 people.

 

Dates: from Easter to All Saints’ Day

 

Meeting place: L’Herbaudière port

 

Prices: 

- Outing at sea (duration 2 hours): 27 € per person (12 years and +), 20 € for children under 12 years.
- Discovery trip to the island of Pillar with meals served on board (duration 8 hours on reservation): 82 € per person (12 years and +), 42 € for children under 12 years.
- Discovery trip of the island of Pillar with your picnic (duration 8 hours on reservation): 50 € per person (12 years and +), 32 € for children under 12 years.
- Fishing trip at sea (duration 5 hours): 55 € per person.


Reservations required:  reservations in the Tourist Offices of the island, directly to the boat or the store "Shopping Port" on L'Herbaudière port.
 
More information:
http://www.oabandonado.com/ 

Sortie en mer île de Noirmoutier - Cadre de pêche

LE CADRE DE PÊCHE - FISHING TRIPS

Description: 

Fishing trips accessible for everybody, with a fishing guide instructor, discovery of the marine environment. Initiation and improvement.Coastal fishing, lure fishing, on wreck fishing, surfcasting fishing. Capacity: 2 to 4 people, loan of equipment.

  
Dates: every day, depending on the tides.

 

Prices: 

- Beach fishing "surfcasting": 45 € per person (from 2 people), 70 € (from one person).
- Coastal fishing trip: 85 € per person (2 people minimum).
- Fishing lures: 95 € per person (2 people minimum).
- Service on your boat (2 hours minimum): 40 € per hour.
- Offshore fishing on wrecks (6 hours) (chartered boat up to 3 people): 600 € for 3 people.

 

Reservations required: https://bit.ly/2KzWhFI

 

More information:
http://lecadredepeche.fr/

GUIDED TOURS FOR GROUPS

Les portes de l'île - Passage du Gois

UP AND DOWN NOIRMOUTIER ISLAND – FULL DAY

Description:

Enter Noirmoutier Island via the famous Gois Passage or over the bridge, heading towards the town centre of Noirmoutier-en-l’Île. There, you will make your first stop in the historical centre to explore the old port, the château, Saint Philbert Church and more. Before lunch, you’ll take a little stroll through the Bois de la Chaise wood. After eating, the tour continues towards L’Herbaudière’s fishing and leisure harbour. Once you cross the agricultural plains, you’ll set off to discover the typical villages of Le Vieil and La Madeleine. The route ends after passing through the salterns and the villages of L’Épine and La Guérinière (stops adapted to your interests). Possibility of adding extra activities: tours of agricultural or oyster farms, museums, etc.

 

Length: Full day, exact times adapted to the group’s request

 

Dates: Year round

 

Meeting place: La Barre de Monts or Beauvoir-sur-Mer (depending on the tide tables)

 

Group price for 2019: €219 per day (cost of extra activities, admission to the château and meals not included)

 

Reservations required:

Brigitte Grillard – tél. : 02 51 68 68 81 ou 06 87 39 11 48 – email : brigantine85@gmail.com et Anne-Marie Mary – tél. : 02 51 39 62 61 ou 06 88 46 32 75 – email : a.marie.mary@wanadoo.fr

 

More information:

Anne-Marie MARY's website

Brigitte GRILLARD's website

Pointe de Saint-Pierre - Bois de la Chaise  - Alexandre Lamoureux

DISCOVERY OF THE NORTH OF NOIRMOUTIER ISLAND – HALF DAY

Description:

Find your guide in the historical centre of Noirmoutier-en-l’Île, with commentary about the château and tours of Saint Philbert Church and the old port. Next, you’ll head towards the Bois de la Chaise wood and its famous Plage des Dames beach. After that, you’ll set off across the agricultural plains for L’Herbaudière Port, heading in the direction of the typical villages of Le Vieil and La Madeleine. The itinerary ends with a tour of the salterns before returning you to Noirmoutier (stops arranged based on the hours of your tour). Possibility of adding extra activities: tours of agricultural or oyster farms, museums, etc.

 

Length: Half day (morning or afternoon), exact times adapted to the group’s request

 

Dates: Year round

 

Meeting place: Place d’Armes, in front of the Château de Noirmoutier

 

Group price for 2019: €142 per half day (cost of extra activities and admission to the château not included)

 

Reservations required:

Brigitte Grillard – Tel: +33 (0)2 51 68 68 81 / +33 (0)6 87 39 11 48 – Email: brigantine85@gmail.com    
Anne-Marie Mary – Tel: +33 (0)2 51 39 62 61 / +33 (0)6 88 46 32 75 – Email: a.marie.mary@wanadoo.fr

 

More information:

Anne-Marie MARY's website

Brigitte GRILLARD's website

 

Polder de Sébastopol - Joncheray

DISCOVERY OF THE COASTLINE: ISLAND TREASURES

Description:

Learn to recognize, respect and protect the island’s natural heritage thanks to activities suitable for all ages, covering a variety of subjects:

  • Discovery of the foreshore: digging for shellfish
  • Study of the dunes
  • Salterns
  • Tour of L’Herbaudière’s fishing and leisure harbour
  • Observation of the Gois Passage
  • Ornithology
  • Bois de la Chaise wood

Because the programme for your tour and the topics you will study need to be in line with the tide tables, the geography of the site and the profiles of your group, Gwénaëlle de Pillot, a nature guide specializing in the coastline, is at your disposal to work with you to plan your excursion.

 

Group price for 2018: €97

 

Reservations required:

Gwénaëlle de Pillot, a nature guide specializing in the coastline with a BEATEP diploma for education – Tel: +33 (0)2 51 35 72 79 / +33 (0)6 37 95 72 26 – Email: g.depillot@free.fr

 

More information:

http://decouvertedulittoral.wordpress.com/

Balade en mer - O'Abandonado

O’ABANDONADO – SAILING CLASSES

Description:

O’Abandonado has been offering sailing classes for the last 23 years, and thousands of children have wonderful memories of their excursions at sea! They will discover the northern part of Noirmoutier Island, Pilier Island, the lighthouses, the buoys and more. The kids can also help to manoeuvre the boat, hold the tiller, hoist the sails and, in that way, discover the thrills and delights of sailing. At the end of the outing, each child receives a sailor’s certificate signed by the captain!

 

Length: 2 hours per tour (16 kids and 2 adults per tour)


Dates: Easter Sunday to All Saints’ Day


Pricing: 1st tour (16 kids): €302 / 2nd tour (32 kids): €377 / 3rd tour (48 kids): €497 / 4th tour (64 kids): €661


Reservations required: 
Tel: +33 (0)2 51 39 89 57 / +33 (0)6 80 72 25 61 – Email: oabandonado@wanadoo.fr

 

More information:
http://www.oabandonado.com/

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