By car / Motorcycle / Bicycle
Located in the Vendée, just an hour away from Nantes, Noirmoutier Island is easy to reach by road.
VIA THE BRIDGE
The Noirmoutier Bridge connects Barbâtre (south of the island) to the continent in Vendée (at Fromentine / La Barre des Monts). It is open 24/24 and 7/7 days. It is free.
Noirmoutier Bridge also has a bike lane (West side) and a pedestrian lane (East side)
Getting here via Noirmoutier Bridge.
Important informations: there are regular traffic works on the bridge cycle path. In this case, the cycle path is closed. Cyclists can use the pedestrian lane, provided they get off their bikes and walk alongside. They can also use the road (car traffic limited to 50 km per hour).
Bridge of Noirmoutier Island - Alexandre Lamoureux
VIA THE GOIS PASSAGE (le Passage du gois)
The Gois Passage, a sometimes flooded road, that stretches more than 4 km between Barbâtre (south of the island) and Beauvoir-sur-Mer (continent in Vendée region), can only be taken at low tide.
If you want to take this route, first check the tide tables to see when you’ll be able to cross.
Gois passage - Pascal Beltrami
Do you want to come in Noirmoutier island for 1 day, 1 weekend or a few weeks ? Think about carpooling or "Blablacar" !
You will save money, preserve environment and share the journey with nice people !
The Noirmoutier island has some areas dedicated to carpooling :
- Barbâtre (entrance of the island) : Aire de la pointe de la Fosse, rue de la Pointe (25 places available)
- La Guérinière (centre of the island) : Aire de Parking des Pinsonnières, rue du Pré Brochet (20 places available)
- Noirmoutier en l'île (North East of the island) : Aire au parking de l'Étier du Moulin, D948 (24 places available)
- L"Epine (North West of the island) : rue Mon Repos, at the opposite of the "garage Renault" garage
Passage du Gois © JS Évrard