Car Hire Noirmoutier
Compare the cheapest car hire in Noirmoutier.
Noirmoutier is located on the island with the same name in France. As it has this location, the commune of Noirmoutier is included in the Vendee Department of the Pays de la Loire Region. In 674, monk Saint Philibert founded a monastery in the area, around which the Noirmoutier community was formed. The population in Noirmoutier reaches approximately 5,000 inhabitants.
Top Attractions within Noirmoutier
Chateau de Noirmoutier is the main landmark of the community. Built in the 11th to the 12th century, the castle was listed as a historic monument by the French Ministry of Culture in 1992. The initial construction started in 830 with the Roman castrum. Over the years, numerous additions have been built in and around it, according to the times and to the families which housed it. Today, the castle functions as a museum.
Jacobsen Dam is located in Noirmoutier and was built in 1812. Due to the construction initiated by John Cornelius Jacobsen, salt marshes have been gathered in the area. More to this, with the dam, a new access way to the port was created, in the form of a towpath and of a channel. A visit here will conclude with watching the birds which have gathered at the salt marshes and with admiring the ship graveyard.
The Parish Church of Noirmoutier honors the actions of St. Philibert, who founded the area by building a monastery here. The shrine dedicated to him is considered a historical monument in itself, as it has a great value. As the church was destroyed several times, the way in which is seen today is influenced by the periods in which it was reconstructed, that have come with architectural alterations to the original structure.
Hotel Boucheron ou Lebreton des Grapillieres is a another historic landmark of Noirmoutier. Built in 1767 by merchant Francois Boucheron, it entered the property of merchant Lebreton des Grapillieres in 1790. The building changed numerous owners which altered its initial purpose, as well as its name. It functioned as a hotel, but also as the headquarters of the customs administration.