Tourism around the Jard sports activities, cultural heritage, tourist sites…

Penotte Island

This pretty pedestrian district has the name of an island, even though it’s nestled in the city center, behind the Remblai, in a series of narrow, winding streets.

Amid the hollyhocks, the houses are decorated with mosaics of multicolored shells.

All these decorations are the work of local artist and resident Danièle Arnaud-Aubin, nicknamed the “Seashell Lady”.

Inspired by mythology, fairy tales and fantasy stories, she uses a variety of shellfish: whelks and periwinkles, oysters, clams, scallops, mussels and exotic shellfish.

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By car :

Arriving from Nantes and La Roche sur Yon, head for La Tranche sur Mer, then the La Grière district.

Arriving from La Rochelle: direction Luçon, then La Tranche sur mer, La Grière district.

By train :

La Roche sur Yon SNCF train station: 43 Km

Luçon SNCF train station: 31 Km

By bus :

Compagnie Sovetours: http: //

route 550 Les Sables d’Olonne – Luçon

route 555 La Roche sur Yon – L’Aiguillon sur mer

Reception hours

Information and reservations by phone:

Low season: reception open daily from 9am to 12:30pm and from 2pm to 6pm.

High season: reception open daily from 9am to 8pm.

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