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In the summer

Enjoy the hot days of summer as you relax on the beach. A multitude of activities and events await you.

Sunlight bursts forth, and sandals and t-shirts are back for good. It’s a time for swimming and ice cream, for picnics in the woods and extended cocktail hours outdoors. People meet, are reunited, and share the island, with everyone wanting to make sure they get their favourite spot. From Barbâtre to L’Épine by way of La Guérinière and Noirmoutier-en-l’Île, people scatter about on the beaches and at the ports, in small streets and along cycling trails. It’s the summer holidays and the programme of activities is jam-packed: a late breakfast with the family, a profusion of colours at the market, a long “lemonade break” at a sidewalk café, nibbles on the go, a nap and then the beach to tan or swim, a slow bicycle ride, exploring different spots on the island, or taking an educational tour, going sailing, playing tennis or pétanque, and the list goes on. In the evening, you’ll go to a nice little restaurant, followed by your choice of a street performance, a concert or fireworks, or else a barbecue with friends before hitting the dance floor. There’s nothing in particular that you have to do... except make a choice!

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Stroll in the historic center of Noirmoutier

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le cœur de Noirmoutier

VISIT LE VIEIL FISHING VILLAGE

Past the center of Noirmoutier-en-l’Île, far from the hustle and bustle, you will come across a series of hamlets: La Claire, Le Vieil, La Madeleine and then, after Notre-Dame de la Blanche Abbey, La Linière. Everywhere are small white houses with blue shutters facing the south to expose their gardens to the sun and fill the air with the scents of their seasonal flowers. Take advantage of the calm village of Le Vieil to enjoy a peaceful walk through its narrow streets lined with charming fishermen’s houses.

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Le Vieil - Noirmoutier

Have a relaxing break

Spas, beauty parlours, wellness therapists, somatologists, meditation workshops and more: put the expertise of the island’s professionals to use to help you decompress.

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Bien-etre

Visit the salt marshes

Salt marshes occupy a large space, right in the middle of Noirmoutier Island. The salt makers love to share these mazes of salt canals and clay pools full of astonishing colours. The salt makers offer tours of their own salt marshes from June to September. You can even leave with your own white gold...

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Visiter les marais salants de l'île de Noirmoutier - Joncheray

Sporting activities

Tennis courts, equestrian centres, aquarobics and swimming classes, archery, pétanque (bowls), rollerblading, gyms, bicycle hires and more.

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Activités sportives sur l'île de Noirmoutier

Hire a boat, sailing boat, kayak or paddleboard

Wander the ocean with complete freedom on a sailing boat, motorboat, kayak, paddleboard, etc

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Location bateaux, voile, kayaks, paddles

Water-based activities in Noirmoutier Island

Whether you are a beginner or a sailing enthusiast, interested in excursions at sea or thrills, there is something for everyone on Noirmoutier Island: sailing, centreboarders, kitesurfing, land yachting, kayaking, paddleboarding, jet skis, scuba diving, open sea excursions and fishing, water skiing, and boat hires and sales, for activities on the water suitable for the whole family.

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Activités nautiques

DAY EXCURSION TO THE ISLAND

Visiting the island of Noirmoutier in one day is possible thanks to the two routes that we have prepared for you, impossible to miss the places and key sites of the island.

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Visite à la journée

Cycling the island of Noirmoutier

Browse the island of Noirmoutier by bike to find the secret corners and discover unique landscapes and preserved gently and having fun. Share a convivial moment thanks to this alternative transport. Discover our three cycling routes. Find all the information on bike paths and bike rental on the island of Noirmoutier.

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DISCOVER THE MILLS OF LA GUÉRINIÈRE

As you come to Noirmoutier Island, you will be surprised by the impressive number of windmills here. The island’s mills are ballet masters, elegant and romantic. Flocks of seagulls often come to salute their strange cousins with a tip of the wing. The mills too would love to still be playing with the wind, but they have lost their “wings”. But they still provide a faithful reminder of their millers and that bygone era.

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Les moulins de La Guérinière