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Port of l’Herbaudière

The port of l'Herbaudière

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Noirmoutier fish market



Tel: +33 (0)2 51 39 26 62


The port of l'Herbaudière is the main fishing port on the island of Noirmoutier. Each day, hundreds of boats with colourful flags lay up along the waterfront with fish and shellfish caught at sea, all to be sold at auction. A crane unloads boxes of fish, the fishermen sorting the catch according to species, size and weight. The port of Noirmoutier is the largest producer of sole on the Atlantic coast. There are also lots of other noble sea creatures used in the best dishes — bass, squid, mullet, crabs, spider crabs and lobsters. Crates of fish are sold to professionals and restaurant owners of the island.