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100% curious family experience: Day 1

Discovering the island of Yeu

For this “discovery” experience, we suggest you to cast off and embark in Saint Gilles Croix de Vie for a one-hour crossing to theisland of Yeu.
We advise you to opt for the first departure at 9:00 am to fully enjoy this day.

You can choose to park in a free parking lot near the pier.

  • The “Ile d’Yeu” landing stage parking lot (about 500 meters from the landing stage, Avenue Georges Pompidou).
  • The parking lot of the Salines school (Rue des Paludiers, 600 meters from the pier).

To consult the rates, you can click on the following link: https: //www.compagnie-vendeenne.com/fr/tarifs

Good to know:

To discover this pearl of the Atlantic, this beautiful and exotic rock, the best is to rent a bicycle. You won’t have much difficulty in finding one as there are many rental companies, but to avoid any unpleasant surprises, we advise you to reserve your frames in advance.
A small coffee on the port and on the way!

Tour of the island by bike :

The tour of the island is 28 kilometers long and it takes about 4 hours and a half to complete, including breaks. This circuit does not present any major difficulty and if it is not marked the main points are well indicated.

Proposal for a small bike tour:

This 14 km long circuit is an interesting alternative to spend a short day on the island of Yeu. You will find all the information about this walk by clicking on the link.

To see:

A land of contrasts par excellence, everyone agrees that the Ile d’Yeu is like a paradise on earth. As you read these lines, you may be thinking that we are making a big deal of it and that we are singularly lacking in objectivity.

We’ll talk about it when you get back…

It is difficult to describe in a few words the face of the Ile d’Yeu.
This multifaceted island has preserved its wild and authentic character.
Here, there are more bicycles than cars and the noise of the engines is largely covered by the song of the birds… This island seems out of time, as if the hands of its clock had frozen in the 80s. The Ile d’Yeu gives you a wonderful feeling of freedom.
It’s just a great place to recharge your batteries and decompress.

Our favorites and good addresses:

Lovers of beautiful beaches, you will be spoilt for choice. Large sandy beaches, more intimate coves, fresh turquoise water, you choose your postcard decor and lie down wherever you please.
As far as we are concerned, we have a slight preference for the beach of Anse des Soux.
White sand, clear water, surrounded by rocks and cliffs, this idyllic setting has everything to please us. And we’re willing to bet you’ll love it too.

Other nice beaches… Plage des Sabias, Plage de la Belle maison, Plage des Sapins…

The Port de la Meule, is a small enclave on the southwest coast of the island of Yeu.
This port was built in the 11th century and offers a sublime view of the coast.
Not to be missed.

The old castle is the medieval site of the island. You can take a guided tour to learn all about this fortress. Find all the information by clicking on the link.

Snack crêperie ” Chez Martin ” :
This restaurant is an institution on the island. If you are hungry for authenticity and simplicity, this address should delight you. On the menu, delicious pancakes, mussels and above all… you will have the opportunity to taste the specialty of the island by tasting the famous “patagos”.
A pure delight!

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