The island of Noirmoutier and the passage of the Gois
Classified very recently as a ” Site of National Interest and Heritage “, the passage of the Gois connects the continent to the island of Noirmoutier at low tide! A unique site in Europe, a sunset on the Gois is an exceptional moment… Beautiful pictures are guaranteed!
The passage of the Gois is famous for its richness in clams, cockles and wild oysters, fishing on foot is a tradition ! You can go there by car, and park on the sandbank, but beware of the times and movements of the tides, inform you well before at the billboards present on each side of the passage, each year several tourists leave their car at the sea, surprised by the rise of water!
In June, don’t miss the famous “race against the sea” since 1987, a competition, “les foulées du Gois”, (apart from the event reserved for 30 professional runners) gathers thousands of amateur participants and spectators!
The 2018 Tour de France highlighted this crossing!
To discover absolutely, during your visit on the island of Noirmoutier…
Coming from the continent and just after passing the bridge of Noirmoutier or the passage of the Gois, you will find this respectful island! One day on the island and you come back you can practice beautiful bike rides on the dike, you will find a Aprotected site classified as a “Regional Nature Reserve”, many scientists and nature lovers meet there for ornithological observation, 170 species of birds can be seen on the Sebastopol polder for example!
You will be able to enjoy numerous beaches, diverse and varied in their aspect, they are located all around the island. You will find there typical houses, small flowered lanes.
Take advantage of the magnificent wood of the chair to have a picnic, or to discover its magnificent villas hidden among the trees…
Noirmoutier Island is the nature destination of the Vendée coastline with an incredible diversity of landscapes: beaches, forests, marshes and dunes, a remarkable fauna and flora.