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Guided tours

Guided tours by professional guides:

Follow a professional guide and discover the sites and the heritage of this island full of history. Themed tours lasting between 1h30 and 2h are offered:

  • Noirmoutier en l'île, its heritage and its history
  • Le Bois de la Chaise, the birth of a seaside resort
  • The Gois passage and the dykes
  • Le Vieil, one of the island's typical village

 For groups, full-day or half-day tours are also organised (contact the guides directly or go on their websites).

 Noirmoutier Island - Guided Tour - Brigitte Grillard Noirmoutier Island - Guided Tour - Anne-Marie Mary


Phone: +332 51 68 68 81 or +336 87 39 11 18

Anne-Marie MARY

Phone: +332 51 39 62 61 or +336 88 46 32 75

Observation spots and ornithological walks :

Once a week during Summer: “Points d'obs' au Sébasto

Observation spot at the Polder de Sébastopol, with a LPO member (Birds Protection League). Discover the species that often come to this regional reserve. Free tour.


One a week during Summer : “Balade au Sébasto

Discover the regional natural reserve and its natural richness at the Polder de Sébastopol, during a nice walk, with a LPO member (Birds Protection League).

Observation spots and ornithological walks - Noirmoutier Island

On registration at the Noirmoutier island's Tourist Offices

Phone: +332 51 39 80 71


Coastal sailing with discovery stops:

From the port de l'Herbaudière or the Bois de la Chaise landing stage, accompanied by a professional skipper (state-registered diploma of sailing), you will board on a small traditional sail boat (capacity of 5 people). You will be able to initiate yourself to the boat manoeuvring and controlling during a coastal sailing in the Bourgneuf Bay.


On earth, during a small stop, you will continue your discovery with your skipper (and nature animator for 20 years) who will share his knowledge on the natural environment, the heritage and the traditional island activities (shore fishing, Le Vieil village fishery, migrating birds observation…).

Half-day sailing, from 9:30am to 12:30pm or from 2pm to 5pm. Price: 47 euros per person.

Full-day discovery sailing from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Price: 85 euros per person. With the 'island's savour” picnic option: 115 euros per person.

Preferential price for families and groups of more than 3 people. Exclusive booking of the boat also possible.

Noirmoutier Island - Coastal sailing with discovery stops - Joël Leauté


Professional skipper/State-registered diploma of sailing – Nature animator (20 years of experience).

Phone: +332 51 39 81 00 or +336 33 07 23 82 –

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