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Camping holidays on the Ile de Noirmoutier

The Ile de Noirmoutier is in the north of the Vendee department and lies roughly half a mile offshore at its nearest point where it is connected to the mainland by a bridge very close to Fromentine. A large part of the income the island receives these days is from tourism, and that means camping and mobile home holidays for the most part.

The bridge was only constructed in 1971 and before that it was only possible to access the island via le Gois, or le passage du Gois, which is a very uneven 3 mile long track, covered twice a day by the sea to a depth of 4 metres. This track has been in use since the 16th century and well before camping holidays per se were ever thought of.

Noirmoutier makes a wonderful venue for camping holidays, and there are beaches virtually all around the island, lakes in the centre, and it even has its own forest or wooded area on the south side.

The island of Noirmoutier forms the southern part of the Baie de Bourgneuf, the other side of the bay being one shoreline of the Loire-Atlantique which is immediately above the Vendee.

Well, we have to say that you won't book a camping holiday on Noirmoutier for the nightlife, but you may well do for the scenery, the peace and quiet, swimming and watersports, and the accessibility to the nearby mainland where there is more forest and more camping resorts.

Last update: 18.09.2017