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Guided tours on Noirmoutier Island

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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.

 

 

the guided tours, proposed by the tourist information office could be in english. Contact us for more informations.

THE OTHER GUIDED TOURS, proposed by the other guides and THE NATURE GUIDEs ARE MAINLY IN FRENCH. You can call them in order to know if they can do an english guided tour.

GUIDED TOURS FOR INDIVIDUALS

Place d'armes - Château de Noirmoutier

Noirmoutier en l'île, ITS HISTORY AND ITS HERITAGE

Description:

Explore the city centre of Noirmoutier, its castle, church, Banzeau District, the old port and the houses of aristocrates. You will learn many interesting stories about all these places bursting with history.

This guided tour could be proposed in english.


Length: 1h30 to 2h 


Dates: contact us


Meeting place: In front of the Tourist Information Office in Noirmoutier-en-l'île, "rue du Général Passaga"


Prices: 97€ for a small group (contact us for more details)

Booking required :

Office de tourisme de l'île de Noirmoutier | +33 (0) 2 51 39 80 71 | tourisme@iledenoirmoutier.org 

 

 

 

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.

This guided tour is in french only.


Length: 2h


Dates: contact Anne-Marie MARY


Meeting place: Plage des Dames beach


Prices :  contact Anne-Marie MARY

 

Booking required:

Anne-Marie Mary I +33(0) 6 88 46 32 75 I email : a.marie.mary@wanadoo.fr 

 

 

You must wear a face mask

Gois 1

THE PASSAGE DU GOIS 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.

This guided tour could be proposed in english.

 

Length: 1h to 1h30

 

Dates: contact us

 

Meeting place: Gois wayside cross

 

Prices: 97€ for a small group (contact us for more details)

 

Booking required:

Office de tourisme de l'île de Noirmoutier | +33 (0) 2 51 39 80 71 | tourisme@iledenoirmoutier.org

 

 

 

 

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.

The guided tour is in french only.


Length: 1h30


Dates: contact Anne-Marie MARY


Meeting place: Plage du Mardi Gras beach in Le Vieil


Prices : contact Anne-Marie MARY

 

Booking required:

Anne-Marie Mary I +33 (0)6 88 46 32 75 I email : a.marie.mary@wanadoo.fr 

 

 

You must wear a face mask

Pointe du Devin Epine ©FDSF

WALK IN L’EPINE : DISCOVER THE COAST, THE DUNES AND SALT MARSHES

Description:

Discover the L'Epine's coast. During a nice walk (3-4 km), you will visit the Morin's Harbour, the Luzeronde's beach, the salt marshes and learn interesting stories and legends.

Topics mentionned during the walk: : pointe du Devin and its shoreline protections, Les Perles ponds, salt marshes, stories and legends of Noirmoutier island.

This guided tour could be proposed in english.


Lenght : 2h 


Dates: contact us


Meeting place: "Port du Morin" (Morin's harbour), L'Epine


Prices : 97€ for a small group (contact us for more details)

Booking required:

Office de tourisme de l'île de Noirmoutier | +33 (0) 2 51 39 80 71 | tourisme@iledenoirmoutier.org 

 

Huitres ©Sébastien Pénisson

OYSTER FARMING VISIT

Description: Discover the process of the oyster aquaculture from the birth of the oyster to the final product.

This guided tour is in french only.

 

Length: 1h30

 

Dates : Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 16h30.

 

Meeting place : Camping de la Bosse (campground). You must wear a face mask.

 

Prices : Contact the guide


Booking required : Mr Penisson, +33 (0) 6 47 33 65 46 or penseb85@orange.fr 

 

 

 

 

Le petit train de Noirmoutier

NOIRMOUT'TRAIN

Description:

Noirmout'train offers a 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: varied tours : 1 hour to 2 hours

 

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

 

Meeting place:  "Place du Château at Noirmoutier-en-l'île" (Noirmoutier's castle)

 

Prices: 
- Discovery tour (35 minutes): 6€ per person (12 years old and over), 4€ for children from 3 to 11 years old. Free for babies.
- Ancient village tours and salt route (1 hour): 8€ per person (12 years old and over), 4,50€ for children from 3 to 11 years old, Free for babies

- Salt masches, stories and legends (1 hour): 8€ per person (12 years old and over), 4,50€ for children from 3 to 11 years old, Free for babies
- Grand Tour (2 hours): 11€ per person (12 years old and over), 5,50€ for children from 3 to 11 years old. Free for babies.


Where to buy 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

 

Meeting place :  "Place du Château at Noirmoutier-en-l'île" (Noirmoutier's castle)

 

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

 

Where to buy tickets ?  Tickets are taken aboard the Hippobus

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

Le polder de Sébastopol - vue du ciel - Didier Dabarit

NATURE WALK IN SEBASTOPOL POLDER NATURE RESERVE

Description:

Discover the natural treasures of the Sébastopol Polder, a 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), "rue du Polder"


Prices: 5€50 per person / €3 per children aged from 7 years to 18 years

 

Booking required:

Noirmoutier Island Tourist Information Office - tel. : +33 (0)2 51 39 80 71 - email : tourisme@iledenoirmoutier.org 

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

WALKING "THE ISLAND'S DOORS" Shells' reef

Description:
Awareness of natural heritage, of nature (fauna and flora) and the island's environmental issues.

Topics mentionned during the walk: the coastline, the shore, the tides, the sea-wrack, the dunes and its flora, the forest, shore fishing (during low tide only)


Level: easy, around 7km, adult and children (from 8 years old)

 

Length : 2 hours and a half

 

Dates : April, May, June (please contact us for visits in July and August)


Meeting place: "Hissez-haut" sailing school, cale de l'océan, Barbâtre

 

Prices: 12€ per person (12 years old and older), 7€ per children


Groups: contact the guide

 

Booking required:

Marie Grué – Phone : +33 (0)6 95 12 78 89 – email : marie@hissez-haut.fr 

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

WALK IN THE SOUTH OF THE ISLAND : NATURE AND ENVIRONMENT

Description:
Discover the Noirmoutier island with Marie Grué. She will explain you all the aspects of Natural heritage, the nature (faune and flora) and all the island's environmental issues. 

Topics mentionned during the walk: the coastline, the shore, the tides, the sea-wrack, the dunes, the Gois passage, the Sébastopol Polder Regional Nature Reserve and digging for sellfish in the Gois passage during the low tide.


Level : Averadge, around 13 km, for adults and children (from 12 years old and older)


Length : 4h00 to 4h30


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


Meeting place : "école de voile Hissez-haut" (sailing school), cale de l'océan à Barbâtre


Prices : 18€ per person


Booking required:
Marie Grué – Phone: +33 (0) 6 95 12 78 89 – email : marie@hissez-haut.fr 

Les Perles - Stéphanie Ducrocq

WALK- BETWEEN SEA, LAND AND SALT MARSH

Description:

Discover Noirmoutier island, its nature (fauna and flora) and all the island's environmental issues.

Topics mentionned during the walk: : pointe du Devin and its shoreline protections, Les Perles ponds, salt marshes etc...

 

Level : easy, around 3-4 km


Length:  : 2h00 to 2h30


Dates : April, May, June (July and August),  contact the guide 


Meeting place : Pointe du devin, on the right of the Morin's harbour and not too far from the sailing school "les Perles" 


Prices :  12€ per person (12 year old and +), 7€ per children
Groups : Contact the guide


Booking required:
Marie Grué – Phone: +33 (0)6 95 12 78 89 – email : marie@hissez-haut.fr 

Le polder de Sébastopol - Jean-Sébastien Evrard

Discover Noirmoutier island - Nature guided tours

- Digging for shellfish and watch the marine animals 
Meeting place : La Guérinière, Bois des Eloux, at the end of the street "Noure" (near the Hôtel Punta Lara)

 

- Dunes and ecosystem 
Meeting place : L'Epine, place du Moulin de la Bosse

 

- Sébastopol Polder Regional Nature Reserve et the Gois passage
Meeting place : Barbâtre, Calvaire du Gois (the cross at the entrance of the Gois passage)

 

- The pond and the wildlife (maritime animals and birds)
Meeting place : L'Epine (see with the guide)

 

Lenght : 2h00


Prices : 12€ per persons (12 year and +), 7€ per children


Booking required:
Marie Grué – Phone: +33 (0)6 95 12 78 89 – email : marie@hissez-haut.fr 

Balade en mer - Visite guidée

DAY TRIP (HALF DAY OF SAILING) : 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).


Day trip (Half day of sailing) : 9:30 am to 12:30 pm or 2 pm to 5 pm

 

Dates: From Easter Sunday to All Saints’ Day


Meeting place: Noirmoutier's Harbour or the pontoon at the Plage des Dames beach


Prices: 47€ per person

Booking 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

DAY TRIP (DAY OF SAILING) : 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.).


Day trip (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


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

Booking 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): 28 € per person (12 years and +), 20 € for children under 12 years. Free for babies (- 2 years old)


- Discovery trip to the island of Pillar with meals served on board (duration 8 hours on reservation): 85€ per person (12 years and +), 45 € for children under 12 years. Free for babies (- 2 years old)


- Discovery trip of the island of Pillar with your picnic (duration 8 hours on reservation): 65€ per person (12 years and +), 35€ for children under 12 years. Free for babies (- 2 years old)


- Fishing trip at sea (duration 5 hours): 55 € per person. 

 

- Outing at sea during sunset (duration 2 hours) with some "apéro" snacks (charcuterie, snacks...): 38€ per person (12 years and older), 25€ for children under 12 years, free for babies (- 2 years)


Booking required: At one of the 2 Tourist Information Offices of the island (Barbâtre, rue du Polder / Noirmoutier-en-l'île, rue du général Passaga), directly to the boat or the store "Shopping Port" at L'Herbaudière's harbour.
 
More information:
http://www.oabandonado.com/ 

GUIDED TOURS FOR GROUPS

Les portes de l'île - Passage du Gois

DAY TRIP BY COACH – FULL DAY - DISCOVERY OF THE NOIRMOUTIER ISLAND

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 harbour, the castle, 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. 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: 7 hours max

 

Dates: All year according to the avaibilities of the guides.

 

Meeting place:

- Tourist Information Office guides : Noirmoutier island

 

- Anne-Marie Mary : La Barre de Monts or Beauvoir-sur-Mer (depending on the tide tables)

 

2021 Group prices: €225 per day (cost of extra activities, admission to the château and meals not included)

 

Booking required:

- Tourist Information Office guides : +33 (0) 2 51 39 80 71 - tourisme@iledenoirmoutier.org 

 

- Anne-Marie Mary – +33(0)2 51 39 62 61 or +33(0)6 88 46 32 75 – a.marie.mary@wanadoo.fr

 

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

DAY TRIP BY COACH - HALF DAY - DISCOVERY OF THE NORTH OF NOIRMOUTIER ISLAND

Description:

Find your guide in the historical centre of Noirmoutier-en-l’Île, with comments about the castle, Saint-Philbert Church and the old harbour. 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. 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, 4 hours max), adapted to the group’s request

 

Dates: All year according to the avaibilities of the guides

 

Meeting place: Place d’Armes, in front of the Noirmoutier-en-l'île's castle. 

 

2021 Group prices: €145 per half day (cost of extra activities and admission to the château not included)

 

Booking required:

Tourist Information Office Guides I +33 (0)2 51 39 80 71  I tourisme@iledenoirmoutier.org

 

Anne-Marie Mary I +33 (0)6 88 46 32 75 I a.marie.mary@wanadoo.fr

 

 

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 prices: 105€

 

Booking 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: depending to the tour (from 2 hours to 8 hours).  18 pers max on the boat.


Dates: Easter Sunday to All Saints’ Day


2021 Group prices:

For kids and classes

1st tour (18 kids): 312€ / 2nd tour (36 kids): 390€/ 3rd tour (54 kids): 514€ / 4th tour (72 kids): 696€ / 5th tour (90 kids) : 928€

 

Adult groups and MICE 

- Outing at sea  (duration 2 hours),  550€ forfait (18 persons max). You could take your meal on board.

- Fishing trip at sea (duration 5 hours) ,  1100€ forfait (18 persons max). Free coffee or glass of wine. 

- Discovery trip to the island of Pillar with your picnic (duration 8 hours): 1200€ forfait (18 persons max)

 Meal option (seaffood, charcuterie...) : +25€ per person

- Outing at sea during sunset (duration 2 hours) with some "apéro" snacks (charcuterie, punch, salt snacks...) : 700€ forfait (18 persons max)

* Outing at sea with oyster tasting, a glass of Muscadet, bread and butter (duration 2 hours) : 700€ forfait (18 persons max)

 

Booking 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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