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Saint Nazaire - Île d'Oleron

Saint Nazaire - Île d'Oleron

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Description

La Loire Estuary

The Estuary of the La Loire comprises the area fronting the mainland between Pointe du Croisic and Ile du Pilier. It is roughly divided into two parts by Plateau de la Banche, a dangerous shoal area, and can be entered from the S by Chenal du Sud or from the N by Chenal du Nord.

La Loire

La Loire, one of the principal rivers in France is available to ocean-going vessels only as far as Nantes, 30 miles above the mouth.

Saint Nazaire

It is an important commercial port and shipbuilding center, lies on the N bank of La Loire, 5 miles within the entrance.

Ile d’Yeu

Ile d'Yeu, is a good landmark when approaching La Loire from the S.
The SW part of Ile d’Yeu is steep and attains a height of 30m, but the SE part is low and flat.

Ile de Re

The island  is moderately low. It is separated at the E end from the mainland by Coureau de la Pallice, which is spanned by a bridge.

Ile d’Oleron

The island is low and has numerous sand dunes covered with pine trees. The highest dunes attain heights of about 28m and stand in the S part of the island. The NE coast of the island forms the S side of Pertuis d’Antioche. A viaduc crosses Coureau d’Oleron which separates the SE coast of the island from the mainland.

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Île d'Oléron

Ile d’Oleron  is low and has numerous sand dunes covered with pine trees. A viaduct crosses Coureau d’Oleron which separates the SE coast of the island from the mainland.
17 Mar 13

Île de Ré

This island  is moderately low; its W end is fronted by extensive rocky flats. It is separated at the E end from the mainland by Coureau de la Pallice, which is spanned by a bridge. The area is a popular tourist destination. It has approximately the same number of hours of sunshine ...
17 Mar 13

Île de Noirmoutier

Ile de Noirmoutier  forms the SW side of the bay of Bourgneuf It is low and separated at its S extremity from the mainland by Goulet de Fromantine, a narrow passage. This island is fronted on its N and W sides by numerous rocks and shoals.
10 Mar 13

Île d'Yeu

Ile d’Yeu is a good landmark when approaching La Loire from the S. There is no shelter in the vicinity of this island during NW gales; however, an area on its E side remains relatively calm because of the shallower depths in this vicinity.The SW part of Ile d’Yeu is steep and ...
7 Mar 13

Les Sables d'Olonne

Commercial port and marina is situated at the E side of Pointe de l’Aiguille. The harbor consists of an outer tidal basin, an inner wet basin. An extensive yacht marina is situated in the N part of the harbor and the outer tidal basin has facilities for fishing vessels. The wet ...
17 Mar 13

Port Bourgenay

CAPITAINERIE (en photo)
Port Bourgenay - Talmont St Hilaire Tel. : 02.51.22.20.36 - Fax : 02.51.22.29.45
portbourgenay@wanadoo.fr
19 Nov 11

Phare de l'Armandèche

Le phare de l'Armandèche est situé sur le continent à l'Ouest du port des Sables-d'Olonne, en Vendée. Construit en 1968, il est le dernier grand phare à avoir été construit en France. C'est un phare d'atterrissage, constitué d'une tour tronconique blanche en béton à section ...
16 Mar 13

Jard sur Mer

Port d'échouage avec 780 emplacements et des pontons flottants dont un réservé aux bateaux faisant escale.
17 Mar 13

Saint-Gilles Croix-de-Vie Port la Vie

Port de plaisance en eau profonde accessible à toute heure de la marée. Prudence par forts vents de Sud à SW. Il dispose de 1 000 anneaux à flot sur pontons et de 160 places d’escale. Tél: 02 51 55 30 83
Fax: 02 51 55 31 43
Heures d'ouverture : Saison : 6h-22h
Mi-saison ...
2 Dec 07

Phare des Baleines

Le phare des Baleines est situé à la pointe ouest de l'île de Ré. Le phare doit son nom, au fait qu'un nombre relativement élevé de baleines sont venues s'échouer à cet endroit de l'île de Ré par le passé. Il succède au vieux phare des Baleines construit par Vauban et ...
17 Mar 13

Anse du Maupas

Zone de mouillage bien abritée par  vent d'E mais sujet à la houle par vent de secteur SE à W.
17 Mar 13

Les Portes en Ré

6 bouées visiteurs, bien espacées les une des autres.
4 Nov 13
Local Area

Golfe de Gascogne

The Bay of Biscay (name coming from the Castillan), called Golfe de Gascogne by the French, is entered between Ile d’Ouessant and Cabo Ortegal, 305 miles SW. The bay is bounded on its E side by the W coast of France and on its S side by the N coast of Spain. It is generally clear ...
26 Jul 11

NE Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean is the second-largest of the world's oceanic divisions; with a total area of about 106.4 million square kilometres (41.1 million square miles), it covers approximately one-fifth of the Earth's surface.
The Atlantic Ocean has irregular coasts indented by numerous ...
31 Jul 11

Plateau de Rochebonne

Plateau de Rochebonneis  an extensive rocky shoal  located about 30 miles SW of Pointe d’Aiguille. It is one of the most dangerous shoals lying off the W coast of France. The sea often breaks on it in bad weather and when approached from the W. The shoal extends for about ...
17 Mar 13

Sud Bretagne

The south coast of Bretagne, is much indented and bordered by numerous islands (Les Glénans, Belle Île, Groix, Hoedic, Houat).
9 May 12

Côte d'Argent

The Côte d'Argent refers to a part of the neo-Aquitaine coastline in southwestern France, stretching along the Landes de Gascogne, from the Gironde estuary (south of the Côte de Beauté) to the Adour (gate of the Basque coast). It is a straight coast, sandy, bathed by the Atlantic ...
4 Jul 19
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