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Port of Noirmoutier

The port of Noirmoutier

This harbour, which dries out at low tide, was once the departure point for the salt export trade. It is sheltered in the Etier du Moulin, a narrow channel that penetrates the North East coast of the island to feed the salt marshes.

Its southern shore is still very active with oyster farming and the salt co-operative, but also with shipbuilding and ship repair. The north shore, an excellent place to go walking lined with shops and restaurants.



Noirmoutier, Port of Heritage

The Municipality of Noirmoutier-en-l'Ile has a special interest in the promotion of local maritime heritage and the traditional activities attached to it.


In this context, we reserve a special welcome to traditional boats and offer special rates, notably for vessels classified as “historical monuments". For the allocation of places, priority is given to residents and wooden boats of the town first, and the island secondly. Long term berths, by the year, season (winter / summer) and month, are available.



Discover the Jeanne J, a longboat from the bay of Bourgneuf, based in Noirmoutier:


Capitainerie (Port Authority)
Rue de l'Ecluse

+33 (0)2 51 26 03 36

Rates are displayed at the port and are available below: