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Discover the riches of this island

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A trip to the island of Noirmoutier is the perfect way to take your mind off everyday life. This island, also known as Ile aux Mimosas, has all the makings of a paradise island.
The Hotel du Bois de La Chaize is ideally located! You can do just about anything on foot or by bike!
The island is renowned for its natural beauty, unspoilt beaches, historical heritage and maritime culture.

For this discovery experience on the island of Noirmoutier, we suggest you set off on foot from the hotel. Isn’t this the best way to take time to contemplate nature up close?

Worth knowing: it’s perfectly possible to cycle this route! The island abounds in cycle paths.

Our reminder:

To make the most of your day, remember to pack a backpack with water bottle.
Equip yourself with your best shoes (to avoid ending the day with blisters).
If you want to get in touch with nature, pack a delicious picnic (we’ve got some great spots).
Beach kit and bathing suit.

visit to the town of noirmoutier en l'île

Now you’re ready to take on this course, which is accessible to all.
This walk will allow you to discover the island’s heritage, learn more about its history and observe its lush flora and fauna.

Difficulty: easy
Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Distance: 7.8 km
Height difference: 38 m

The route

We depart from the hotel. Head for Noirmoutier en l’île. In just a few minutes, you’ll be in the heart of downtown. The latter is rich in traditional houses with colorful shutters and hollyhocks. Stroll through its narrow streets and enjoy the shops of local artisans. It’s hard not to fall for a souvenir.
A little further on, discover its lively market where you can sample local produce, such as Noirmoutier’s famous potatoes, fresh oysters and seafood.
As you turn down a picturesque lane, you’ll catch a glimpse of the Château de Noirmoutier.
Guided tours are available for 8 euros.
At the very top, you’ll have an unobstructed view from the top of the dungeon.
Once your tour is over, it’s time to hit the road again.
From the port, walk along the seawall to Plage des Sableaux. Take off your shoes and walk with your feet in the sand. Continue along the ocean to Plage des Dames. This is the island’s best-known beach.

5 kilometers on foot, it digs, it digs…

It’s the perfect time to take a picnic break. The cool maritime pines of the Bois de la Chaize are the perfect place to relax. From the top of the hill, you’ll have a breathtaking view of the blue ocean.
Restaurants line Plage des Dames. The special feature of Plage des Dames is its small cabins.
Relax on a terrace and enjoy delicious local produce cooked with love.

picnic on Plage des Dames in Noirmoutier
estacade from Noirmoutier to Bois de la Chaize


On the island of Noirmoutier, the aim is for you to have a good time and leave your daily worries behind.
The meal over, it’s time to go.
Don’t miss the Estacade on Plage des Dames. This pontoon juts out into the sea, offering a breathtaking view of the beach and woods. It’s time to get out your camera and immortalize this postcard landscape.
Continue on your way to Anse Rouge beach, a magnificent little cove with turquoise waters.
Put down your towel and enjoy the peace and quiet.

After recharging your batteries, it’s time to head back to the hotel. Take a shower or relax in the hotel swimming pool .
Whether you love nature, history, gastronomy or relaxing on the beach, Noirmoutier has something for everyone!

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