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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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Attractions of the Vendée
Passage de Gois, Ile de Noirmoutier
Port Joinville harbour, Ile d'Yeu