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Father pancake Seaside house in Noirmoutier France for rent

NOIRMOUTIER

The Presque-ile of Noirmoutier, where Father Pancake, this lovely beach house in France is located, is joined to the Vendée on France’s Atlantic coast by both a bridge and a causeway.   This internationally famous causeway, known as Le Gois - is passable only two hours either side of low tide and can be treacherous.  Until 1970 this was the only way of getting to the island.   Each year, a handful of motorists judge the timing incorrectly and have to be rescued by the security services from the refuge platforms above the waters. Their cars are taken by the mud and the tides and are often difficult to recover.

 

With its own sunny micro-climate, forests, dunes, salt marshes and countless sandy beaches, Noirmoutier’s white houses with their blue shutters give a Mediterranean feeling despite the Atlantic location.  The climate is mild in winter and can get quite hot in summer.  In Spring, it's famous as the island of Mimosa and in Summer, it's Hollyhocks and Agapanthus.

 

The island is famed for its early potatoes and salt production – not to mention the seafood.  There’s a fishing fleet in the port of L’Herbaudière that lands its catch daily and there's oyster and mussel farming everywhere.  With a food market three times a week in the main town in high season, you are guaranteed to eat well! 

Le Vieil
The Bridge & Le Gois Noirmoutier
The Chateau
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Hotel de ville Noirmoutier
Typical stret of Noirmoutier
The Church & The Castle Noirmoutier
village on Noirmoutier
An Old Street of Noirmoutier
Salt Working in Noirmoutier
The Boat Graveyard Noirmoutier
Quai Jacobsen Noirmoutier
The Boat Channel Noirmoutier
Bicycles in Noirmoutier
Le Vieil at Low Tide Noirmoutier
Le Vieil at Low Tide Noirmoutier
Mimosa in Noirmoutier
Fishing boats in L'Herbaudière
Le Vieil at Sunset Noirmoutier
Typical Wall in Noirmoutier
Noirmoutier Flowers
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The Beaches

LE GRAND VIEIL - LE PETIT VIEIL - MARDI GRAS BEACH -LA CLÈRE- LA MADELEINE 

LUZERONDE 

L'ANSE ROUGE - LES SOUZEAUX - PLAGE DES DAMES 

Most visitors come to Noirmoutier and this Noirmoutier rental house for the simple pleasures of a beach holiday…. sand castles, rock pooling, clam digging and just messing about in boats.  There are beaches for everyone.  Whether you are looking for a wide expanse of sand, backed by dunes and forests or a sheltered creek, you will find it on Noirmoutier.  There are rock pools galore where people never tire of foraging for their supper – but there are also lots of  quiet corners for relaxing and simply reading your book in peace.

The swimming is safe and water is very refreshing on a hot day.

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