Port-Joinville

Port-de-la-Meule

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Port-de-la-Meule
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Tucked into an inlet on the Côte Sauvage to the south of the Île d'Yeu is this small port where lobster fishermen set their pots on the rocky seabed. Up on dry land, the 11C Chapelle Notre Dame de Bonne Nouvelle overlooks the harbour. Each year on Easter Monday, the locals converge here in pilgrimage. Follow the coast to reach the Trembling Rock, a 7m rock rising above the waves which, if pushed in the right place, can be made to move.