Saint Nazaire - Île d'Oleron

Saint Nazaire - Île d'Oleron

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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

38nm
154°
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
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Île de Ré

22nm
148°
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
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Île de Noirmoutier

33nm
319°
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
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Île d'Yeu

27nm
294°
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
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Les Sables d'Olonne

3.4nm
252°
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
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Port Bourgenay

4.9nm
163°
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
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