Noirmoutier tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: On Noirmoutier island you can find lots of sandy beaches and a traditional port town

Noirmoutier is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Noirmoutier. For detailed visitor information see the Noirmoutier travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Noirmoutier in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Pornic at 15 km and Les Moutiers-en-Retz at 18 km.

Noirmoutier, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Jade Coast

Jade Coast

at 13 km (direction north-east), in the Loire-Atlantique department

Pornic, a traditional port town with an attrcative harbour, is well placed to explore...

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at 15 km (direction north-east), in the Loire-Atlantique department

Pornic is one of the liveliest and most vibrant harbour towns along the Jade...

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Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Seaside resort at 18 km (direction east-north-east), in the Loire-Atlantique department

The small town of Les Moutiers-en-Retz is best known for the nearby beach which...

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at 21 km (direction south-south-east)

The resort of Notre-Dame-de-Monts is one of the quiter resorts of the Vendee coast...

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Seaside resort at 27 km (direction north-north-east), in the Loire-Atlantique department

The beach at Saint-Brevin-les-Pins is the main attraction and we also enjoyed exploring the...

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Seaside resort at 27 km (direction south-east)

At Saint-Jean-de-Monts you will enjoy the extensive sandy beaches and one of the livelier...

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Seaside resort at 31 km (direction north-north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

The emphasis in Pornichet, immediately south of La Baule, is most certainly based around...

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Ile d\'Yeu

Ile d'Yeu

Island at 33 km (direction south-south-west)

Explore the Ile d'Yeu on foot or by bike to see scenic coastline, beaches...

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La Baule

La Baule

Seaside resort at 33 km (direction north-north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

La Baule-Escoblac is a very pleasant and popular resort with a long sandy beach...

See La Baule guide
Le Pouliguen

Le Pouliguen

Seaside resort at 33 km (direction north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

If you visit the beach resort of Le Pouligueun be sure to follow the...

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at 35 km (direction north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

The resort at Batz-sur-Mer is much quiter and smaller than many nearby, ideal if...

See Batz-sur-Mer guide
Le Croisic

Le Croisic

at 38 km (direction north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

One of the nicest fishing harbour towns in the region, Le Croisic is a...

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at 38 km (direction north-north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

Guerande is one of the most interesting towns in Pays-de-la-Loire, with its medieval fortifications...

See Guerande guide


Seaside resort at 39 km (direction south-east)

Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez is the beach resort next to Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie...

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... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Vendee

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Markets in and near Noirmoutier

Market days in Noirmoutier: weekly market: Tuesday & Sunday & Monday & Friday;

  • Noirmoutier: market Tuesday & Sunday & Monday & Friday (0km)
  • La Gueriniere: market Thursday & Sunday (5km)
  • Barbatre: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Prefailles: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (13km)
  • Pornic: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (15km)
  • La Bernerie-en-Retz: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (17km)
  • La Barre-de-Monts: market Saturday (17km)
  • Beauvoir-sur-Mer: market Thursday (18km)
  • Notre-Dame-de-Monts: market Sunday (21km)
  • Saint-Brevin-les-Pins: market Wednesday (26km)

More information about Noirmoutier, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Noirmoutier, France

What to do at Noirmoutier? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Noirmoutier.

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pointe Sainte-Gildas (14km)
  • Marais de Machecoul (31km)
  • Loire Estuaire (32km)
  • Fort de Pierre-Levée (33km)
  • Port-Joinville (33km)
  • Phare de l'île d'Yeu (35km)
  • Aérodrome de L'Île-d'Yeu (35km)
  • Phare de la Pointe des Corbeaux (36km)
  • Vieux-château de l'Île d'Yeu (36km)
  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (43km)
  • Marais Salants de Guérande (46km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Planète sauvage (parc) (37km)

Geography and distances

Noirmoutier is in the west of France at 72 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Noirmoutier is 398 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Noirmoutier

Canton: Noirmoutier-en-l'Île

Arrondissement: Sables-d'Olonne

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85330

Distance to Noirmoutier

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 72 km

from Paris: 398 km

from Calais: 530 km

from Nice: 828 km

from Bordeaux: 273 km

from Strasbourg: 765 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive by car from a cross-channel ferry port - Saint Malo is convenient at around 3 hours drive. For driving distances to Noirmoutier from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 1 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Gueriniere.

This page in French: Visiter Noirmoutier