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My details. At the initiative of young farmers, this intense moment is marked by many activities. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Take a horse drawn carriage ride around the salt marshes. What is there to do?
Tide-tables are available from the tourist offices, are published in the local papers and are also on huge panels by the causeway — do check them before you set off and leave yourself plenty of time. This land is special: The Noirmoutier island benefits from a microclimate that is perfectly adapted to mimosa flowering. Have your say Add to itinerary Open map How to get there.
Where is this beach? The rest of France feels very far away. The first recorded Viking raid on continental Europe took place at Noirmoutier.
Around the North and East coast there are rocky granite cliffs with pretty bays and sandy coves. Nicknamed mimosa island due to its exceptional microclimate, Noirmoutier is a seaside paradise for nature lovers. Why go?
In those days the island was free of tourism, separated from the mainland by a causeway, accessible only at low tide. Add to favourites Remove from favourites. I think it's probably safe to say that I didn't fully appreciate it at the time; but I grew to love it as year after year I spent holidays there at my grandparents' cottage.
For more information on visiting the island, see: For an excursion to the neighbouring island of Yeu, take the Compagnie Yeu Continent ferry from Fromentine 30 minutes; compagnie-yeu-continent.Potato of Noirmoutier' island
There are about a 100 salt-makers on the island and it is possible to pay the Marais Salant during the summer months to see them harvest the salt. The L13 regional bus runs from Nantes to Noirmoutier one hour 45 minutes; ter-sncf. A bygone era attached to mainland France by road.