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Île de Noirmoutier

  • Île de Noirmoutier
  • Île de Noirmoutier
  • Château de Noirmoutier on Île de Noirmoutier
  • Beach of Île de Noirmoutier
  • Île de Noirmoutier
  • Sunset on Île de Noirmoutier
Description

Travel round the island and you pass villages of whitewashed houses with red terracotta tiles, blue shutters and swaying hollyhocks; salt pans where the drying salt glitters in the sunlight and canals that are now home to a huge variety of bird life; towering pine trees that are a distinctive symbol of the French Atlantic coast, as well as forests of oaks and mimosa trees which, thanks to the mild climate – the island is known for its micro-climate that makes it warmer by the coast – burst into a profusion of bright yellow in the earliest weeks of February when the trees flower.

 

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Photo 1 by Jean-Louis GANDON / CC BY 2.0 image cropped; Photo 2 and Photo 3 by William Chevillon / CC BY 2.0 image cropped; Photo 4 and Photo 5 by A ADAM / CC BY 2.0 image cropped; Photo 7 by Thomas McGowan / CC BY 2.0 image cropped




Categories
  • Towns
  • Vendée
Tags
  • Beaches
  • Château
  • Fishing Village
  • Island