Ile d'Yeu Tourist Office
Light & shelter on the high seas
Vélo à l'île d'Yeu
Home  ›  What to see  ›  Guided visits

Heritage service on the island of Yeu

Islander heritage

Guided visits with state-certified guides 

Service Patrimoine Mairie (Heritage service of the townhall) : +33(0)6 73 02 45 91 / 

Information/reservation: Tourist Office  +33(0)2 51 58 32 58 

On your own / groups - adults or children. April to October 

Walking tour  

« Port Joinville, fishing harbour » : strolling along the quays and the tiny streets of Port Joinville, get to the heart of the islander's life and learn about History, Architecture,and local fishing port activities from sea-sailing, canneries, to european regulations. 

 « Saint Sauveur, a walk in a village» : discover the village of St Sauveur, before "capital of the island", thus full of memories of the times before. Through this visit, you'll learn about traditions, architecture, and encounter an islander that was not always turned towards the sea.   

« Le Meule and its oral tradition » : walk between customs and heritage in an old pot-fishing village. Listen to the legends and stories of a harbour. 

Discover fishing on the rocks at low tide or discover the Northwest coast  

Guided cycling tours  

Northwest coast or Prehistory… 


In the heart of Port Joinville, all year round thematic or art exhibitions. 

Free access from Monday to Friday. Another way of to discover the island, the island's heritage and islander creation.  


Isabelle CHAILAN

October to march 

Tél. +33 (0)7 81 55 24 44 

E-mail : - Website : 


L'île en Bandoulière - Sandrine Desmarest

Tél. +33 (0)6 20 74 21 07 

Mail : - Site :