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Islands of the Vendée
Today there are only two Islands in the Vendée. In the very north of the Vendée is the Ile-de-Noirmoutier which is connected to the mainland by the Pont de Noirmoutier and the "Passage de Gois" a causeway that is passable only at low tide. The other island is the Ile d'Yeu
which is some 15 kilometres off the coast of St.Jean-de-Monts and can
be reached by ferries from Fromentine and St.Gilles-Croix-de-Vie. In
centuries past there were many other islands but as the sea receded and
the marshlands were drained these islands have become a part of the mainland.
Just outside of the Vendée is the nearby island of the Ile-de-Re which although off the coast of the Vendée is connected to La Rochelle in the Charente-Maritime Department.
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