Noirmoutier tourism and travel guide

Photo of Noirmoutier in Vendee

Visit Noirmoutier: highlights and tourist information

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

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.

Noirmoutier is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region, in the west of France at 72 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Noirmoutier is 398 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Pornic at 15 km and Les Moutiers-en-Retz at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Noirmoutier, France: places to visit and attractions

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.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Noirmoutier

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

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

  • Briere (43km)

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

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

Noirmoutier is in the west of France. 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