Ile d'Yeu

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Ile d'Yeu
46°42.73′N, 2°20.71′W Chart icon.png
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Port Joinville, Ile d'Yeu

Situated mid-way between the French coastal ports of Saint-Nazaire and Les Sables d'Olonne, Ile d'Yeu lies about 15 miles offshore. Unlike the islands further north, Ile d'Yeu is a relatively flat island and has an excellent network of cycle and walking paths. The main harbour of Port Joinville has a very good marina with pontoon berths and all facilities.


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  • Port Joinville - it has an excellent, well-sheltered marina with pontoon berths and (out of the main season) plenty of room for visiting yachts. Water and electricity are available at all berths
  • Port de la Meule - on the S side of the island

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In Port de la Meule.

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Port Joinville waterfront
Port de la Meule
Pointe du Chatelet
A typical Ile d'Yeu cottage

The town of Port Joinville is quiet but attractive, with a bustling waterfont market. The walk across the island to Pointe Du Chatelet is worth it for the views over the Atlantic coast. Port de la Meule is a charming little harbour overlooked by a brooding ruined castle in a wild and romatic setting.

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