Island of Yeu Towns and Villages in L'Île-d'Yeu

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    • Here we are again at sea, the island of Yeu whose area is approximately half that of Noirmoutier (23km2), it is a continental island, a beautiful wild place with two very distinct facades. Rhythmic by the tides, the first thing to ask yourself is how to reach it, from the mainland? Unlike Noirmoutier, it is completely insular, it can only be reached by sea and this is what gives it its charm and which has preserved it from the vagaries and excessive pressures of tourism. Good to know: you have to plan your getaway on the island, by booking your boat trip in advance in the summer! 17km from the coast, it can be reached from Fromentine, from Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie or from Noirmoutier (and even by helicopter for the wealthiest). Ile d'Yeu is part of the private association of the Ponant Islands , which brings together for the purpose of economic, cultural and tourist development, 15 French islands on the Atlantic coast and the Channel, inhabited year-round. The east coast takes on the appearance of the Vendée coast, with sandy beaches (about twenty in all on the island), dunes and maritime forests. On the west coast, it's like a trip to Brittany, here we are surrounded by cliffs and granite rocks, the coast is swept by the waves. The vegetation of the island of Yeu is quite special and will not fail to interest lovers of botany, insects and remarkable ecosystems. 10km long and 4km wide, it is by bike (take it with you on the boat) or on foot that the island can be discovered.

      You will arrive at Port-Joinville, which you will enjoy admiring from the waves before setting foot on land. It is a locality of about 2000 souls all year round, a small marina and a charming town, on a human scale. In summer, the atmosphere is cheerful with restaurants and bars offering delicacies on the terrace to tourists passing through for a few days. It is a timeless place that you will also appreciate (and above all, if you like your tranquility) out of season! Make a cultural stop at the Museum of Fishing and Rescue at Sea, on gray days. Before setting off on an adventure to the rest of the island, grab some food at the market which takes place every morning, there are very few restaurants on the island.

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Ride around

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Vélocéane 2012 sur l'île d'Yeu
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La Sente de la Meule - L'île d'Yeu

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Walking

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Walking

To discover around

The Old Castle

The Old Castle
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Fishing and Sea Rescue Museum

Fishing and Sea Rescue Museum
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LE GRAND PHARE

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Plage de la Parée du Jonc

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Island of Yeu

Address

85350 Île d'Yeu

GPS coordinates

46° 42'33.67"N, 2° 20'47.84"W

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Théâtre

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Culture

MARCHÉ ALIMENTAIRE

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Culture

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Evènements sportifs

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