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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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Almost as soon as you cross the bridge, Barbâtre Forest to the west will capture your gaze. Planted with large maritime pines, the largest forest on the island runs alongside the beach, combining views of the sea with the pleasant scent of undergrowth where pine needles crunch underfoot.

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La forêt de pins maritimes de Barbâtre

Take out the landing nets, put on your boots and go fishing!

Noirmoutier’s beaches are particularly great for shellfish digging. These are terrific experiences to share with family or friends or just enjoy on your own, as you learn to observe and respect nature.

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Another facet of the island is the Bois des Eloux wood, with its maritime pines and its sandy paths, perfect for hiking, picnicking... and jogging!

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Le Bois des Eloux - île de Noirmoutier

Cross Gois passage

Check the tide times before crossing the Gois. In case of average coefficient, beyond 70, you can cross 1 hour and half before and 1 hour and half after low tide.  The Gois Passage is a mythical road between Noirmoutier Island and the continent, but also a talented transformist capable of appearing under two very different lights. Whether emerging or hidden, the Gois always has a theatrical flair... a continuous show that delights its spectators.

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Le passage du Gois



Installed on the sandstone north-east of Noirmoutier-en-l'Ile, sheltered from the westerly winds, this wood is pure ocean sweetness. It is distinguished by the variety of its Mediterranean essences: oaks, strawberry trees, maritime pines and mimosas flourish there in a very studied clutter. The painter Auguste Renoir was conquered by this inspired and inspiring place. Will you be as much as he?

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Le Bois de la Chaise - Noirmoutier

Discover the heritage and the sites of visits of the island

All you need to understand and travel back in time is your eyes! Meet the men and women who shaped the landscape and who go on doing so today, and dive into the island’s history through its castle, church, museums, and more...

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Patrimoine et sites de visites île de Noirmoutier

Mimosas Cinema

MIMOSAS CINEMA in Noirmoutier: 2 rooms of 324 and 166 seats. Digital screening in both rooms with active Xpand 3D system.

Open all year long.
Price: 8€ -
Reduced price: 6€50 for under 18 years old and for students at all screenings. For 3D screenings: 1€50 of glasses rental.
Membership card: 6 months validity / 1€ gestion fee, 10 tickets: 65€ (4 tickets maximum per screening).
Presale possible on the current day and week (Noirmoutier only).

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Centre Culturel Les Salorges

The Les Salorges Cultural centre offers a rich and varied programme all year long: exhibitions, performances, cultural meetings...

The Les Salorges Cultural centre was built at the heart of the city, along the port in an ancient salt store. The centre meets the artistic needs of the city but also of the entire Island of Noirmoutier. It hosts concerts, plays, dance persormances... the auditorium can welcome up to 395 spectators ans is accessible to disabled people.

Exhibition room: the Les Salorges Cultural centre has an exhibition room at its disposal. Each summer, several artists exhibits their work in this atypical room, equiped with old-style cymas.

The Theatre Festival: created in 1993, the Noirmoutier-en-l'île festival takes place during the three first weeks of August each year. The programme is mainly theatrical. The performances take place on three sites (2 outdoor places and one indoor). Each year, the festival welcomes between 5,000 and 6,000 spectators. Patrick Pelloquet and the permanent team of the Pays de la Loire Regional Theatre insure the artistic and administrative responsibility of the Festival -

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Events & entertainment

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Événements et animation

Enjoy the good tables of the island!

Whether you’re having lunch with friends or family, or a romantic dinner for two, the restaurants on Noirmoutier Island are sure to delight your taste buds. Fine dining, traditional cuisine, family-style meals, pizzerias, crêperies and more: there’s something for every taste. Find all the addresses for the island’s restaurants so you can enjoy the experience of sampling the culinary specialities of Noirmoutier.

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