Vendée
Noirmoutier-en-l'Île
Interesting
Noirmoutier-en-l'Île The Essential
Interesting
This white capital of the Ile is spread out parallel to a port-canal from where the sea retreats to low marshland. Its Grande-Rue is 1km long and ends at Place d'Armes overlooking the port. Castle, abbey, historical event (execution of the defeated hero of Cholet, Vendée General d'Elbée)... and kilometres of promenades among the pine trees, holm oak and mimosas that serve as a good introduction to life in this part of the world.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Noirmoutier-en-l'Île
Promenade des Souzeaux
Promenade des Souzeaux
This shaded promenade leaves from the
Bois de la Chaise
Bois de la Chaise
With its sea pines, holm oak and mimosas
180 minutes
Noirmoutier-en-l'Ile Castle
Noirmoutier-en-l'Ile Castle
The austere and bare 15C wall of this
30 minutes
Place d'Armes
Place d'Armes
This square is dominated by the castle
15 minutes
Plage des Dames
Plage des Dames
This well-shaded beach is a sleek curve
15 minutes
Sealand - Aquarium
Sealand - Aquarium
Specimens of local fauna and tropical
60 minutes