A scent of jasmine and rosemary fills the entire island of Yeu. One of the most popular places on the Atlantic coast of France. This lovely island keeps all the light and charm of seaside cities. The island of Yeu is a granite island 10 miles long and wide and what surprises you is the contrast of their 2 completely different coastlines. When you go toward the southwest, the rugged terrain brings back memories of the Breton islands. Meanwhile, in the northeast you discover a big dune beach. It is a calm area where you can see families enjoying the good weather and the tranquility. The quaint air gives a unique style compared to other Atlantic islands. Its structures, its ornaments, its light and its people make you think at some point you are in the middle of the Aegean. Its greenish waters highlight the whitewashed houses. Bring good shoes and rent a bike to discover the natural corners. On the island of Yeu you can find a lot of sun, invigorating air, wind and smiles from the people.
If you are looking to do something a bit different on your vacation and you don't like to stand still for long, I recommend that you rent a bike and visit the island of Yeu. The region of Pays de la Loire has a broken coastline around the French coast and enjoys a very large number of islands off its coast, including the island of Yeu. And to make the trip more bearable, this island has about 8,000 bicycles that you can rent to tour the island. If you take the coastal path, you will love watching the waves. All nature lovers will love this place. A paradise for cyclists!
With good weather, the Yeu sea crossings are one of the best ways to discover this island by sea. The sea breeze is the perfect travel companion. By boat, you can appreciate the island's unique landscape diversity. From the deck you can see all parts of the island: the moors open to the sea and the wind, the cypress forests in the middle of the island, and the wild southern coastal cliffs. The contrast is striking in comparison to the dunes on the northwest coast, and with the marshes in the east. Yeu Island is a paradise of natural biodiversity, like a lung in the middle of the sea. It's the perfect place to enjoy the sun and the beach away from the hustle and pollution of big cities. This really is an escape towards the horizon!
To go with the water skiing or speedboat? Or why not challenge the waves on a jet ski? And if you prefer the world of silence, dive into the deep ocean: Pays de la Loire hides some noteworthy underwater wonders. The Plateau du Tour or around the island Pilier in Noirmoutier, are just some of the pearls hidden in this amazing seabed. Water sports are one of the best entertainment options as there are a variety of facilities and centers specializing in this subject. The first underwater emotions can be experienced in the simplest way: with fins, mask and snorkel. You won't want to leave the water!