Famous for its sandy beaches and winter-blossoming mimosas, there's a seaside holiday to remember on the Ile de Noirmoutier…
With its 40 km of beaches, there's a nautical sport to suit all ages and skills on Ile de Noirmoutier.
On the agenda: catamaran, dinghy and windsurfing schools, kid's clubs, diving schools, trips on old sailboats, sea fishing trips, rental and sales of water sports equipment and boats, boating licence courses, land sailing, kitesurfing and even sea kayaking.
From East to West, the three ports and council mooring areas offer an unmissable playground on Ile de Noirmoutier.
The group reception facilities are ideal for weekends with friends and seaside school trips.
Tourism and "classic yachting" was born at the turn of the century off the Bois de la Chaise's sandy creeks opposite the continent.
Nowadays, Bourgneuf Bay is a major regatta venue for beautiful yachts as well as competitive sailboats with the famous annual Régates du Bois de la chaise (hosted by the enthusiastic local association La Chaloupe), and the "Noirmoutier Classic" brings luxury sailboats together.
Water-related business is booming on the island: it is known for the quality of its sail-lofts, naval structure workshops and deck equipment shops.