From Saint-Jean-de-Monts to Ile d'Yeu in a single day
Do you want to visit Ile d’Yeu in one day starting from Saint-Jean-de-Monts? Les Places Dorées presents the program to you!
The holidays in Saint-Jean-de-Monts promise to be incredible!
A truly idyllic vacation spot nestled on the Vendée coast, golden sandy beaches, majestic dunes and spectacular coastal landscapes await you.
But if you’re looking to add a touch of adventure to your vacation, look no further than Île d’Yeu.
This small island off the Atlantic coast is a true gem of the Vendée, with its secluded beaches, picturesque hiking trails and authentic charm.
During your stay at a Saint-Jean-de-Monts campsite, do you want to visit Ile d’Yeu in one day? No problem, it’s totally doable!
Les Places Dorées, your favorite Vendée campsite, explains how to proceed. Between the organization and the visit to Ile d’Yeu in one day, you will have all the information!
Preparing your day to visit Ile d’Yeu in one day
First of all, visiting Ile d’Yeu in one day is generally not something you can improvise. Especially if you book a vacation to Saint-Jean-de-Monts during peak season.
Ile d’Yeu is very popular and busy with tourists in summer. So take care to anticipate certain logistical questions!
1 – Take ferry tickets
The first step for your Île d’Yeu adventure is to book your ferry tickets. Departures are from the port of Fromentine, located approximately 30 minutes by car from Saint-Jean-de-Monts.
You can purchase your tickets online in advance to ensure you have a place on board. Departure times vary depending on the season, so be sure to check current times.
2 – Anticipate boarding
On the day of your excursion, head to the port of Fromentine early in the morning to board the ferry.
Make sure to arrive at least 30 minutes before departure to have plenty of time to park your car and get settled in.
3 – Rent bikes
Once you arrive on Île d’Yeu, you can opt for bike rental, which is one of the best ways to discover the island!
This is a very good option to visit Ile d’Yeu in one day, as you can move around more quickly.
The well-maintained cycle paths will take you through picturesque landscapes, beaches, villages and points of interest. You can rent bikes at several locations on the island.
What to see and do on Île d’Yeu in one day?
And apart from bike rental, do you know what you can see when you plan to visit Ile d’Yeu in one day? Les Places Dorées lists all the points of interest!
Start your visit with the charming village of Port-Joinville, the main port of the island. Stroll through its picturesque streets, visit the local market to sample fresh produce, or have a coffee in one of the lively seaside cafes.
2. The wild coast
Île d’Yeu is renowned for its spectacular wild coastline. Follow the coastal paths which will take you to impressive cliffs, secluded coves and breathtaking panoramas . Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture these unforgettable moments!
→ Also read: 20 hikes to do on Île d’Yeu
3. The beaches
If you prefer relaxation by the water, the island has no shortage of magnificent beaches. Among the most popular are Sabias beach, Vieilles beach and Petite Conche beach. Enjoy the sun, swimming and warm sand.
4. The Old Castle
For a touch of history, visit the Vieux-Château, an ancient fortress that offers panoramic views of the island. You will be able to learn more about the history of the island and enjoy an enriching visit.
5. Local gastronomy
Île d’Yeu is also renowned for its gastronomy, particularly fresh seafood. Make the most of your day and enjoy some seafood at one of the local restaurants, accompanied by a glass of local white wine!
Return to Saint-Jean-de-Monts after your excursion!
After a busy day visiting Ile d’Yeu in one day, return to the port of Fromentine to take the ferry back to Saint-Jean-de-Monts. Make sure you respect the return schedule so as not to miss your boat.
A day trip to Île d’Yeu from Saint-Jean-de-Monts is an unforgettable experience that will allow you to discover the natural beauty, history and culture of this Vendée island.
So, get ready to experience a day of adventure and relaxation in the heart of the Atlantic!
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