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Helicopter and ferry day trips to l’Ile d’Yeu

Ile d’Yeu is full of beauty and natural charms. A varied rugged landscape which transports you to another world! A ferry operates all year round from Fromentine, with a crossing of just 30 minutes. During the summer months, day trips are possible from the port of Saint Gilles Croix de Vie. This authentic island needs to be part of your bucket and spade list!   

Yeu Continent : a company that sails into the wind all year round !

With the Compagnie Yeu Continent, you can get ferries to Ile d'Yeu all year round, departing from Fromentine. Their high-speed ferries, the Pont d’Yeu and Le Châtelet can transport 430 passengers maximum. The crossing takes roughly 30 minutes. The boats are fitted with dynamic ride control for added comfort, thus providing a pleasant journey to Port Joinville, the main port of Ile d'Yeu.

You can book tickets online via Vendée Tourisme and print them off directly. Be sure to check the timetable for sailing times.

Yeu continent

Free parking in Fromentine : exclusive to Yeu Continent

From September to June, Yeu Continent offers a free parking solution! The unattended car park is reserved for visitors and is about a 15-minute walk from the Fromentine Ferry Terminal.

Please note:  In July and August, this car park is exclusively reserved for day trippers, provided they have previously reserved a parking ticket (which is free of charge) with their ferry tickets. See Parking Access plan

Additional information, it is possible to take your bike onto the boat (a surcharge is applied).

>> Check Daily time Schedule


Compagnie Yeu continent
Gare Maritime Port Fromentine
3 avenue de l'Estacade
Tél. : +33(0)2 51 49 59 69
Fax :
E-mail :
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Another ferry to l’Île d’Yeu : la Compagnie Vendéenne

The Compagnie Vendéenne offers several ports with sailings towards Ile d’Yeu (Port Joinville): Fromentine (45 min), Barbâtre (Pointe de la Fosse - 45 min) and Saint Gilles Croix de Vie (60 min).

The boats are equipped with “outdoor decks” and “panoramic lounges” to ensure a comfortable crossing.

Equipped with a fleet of 3 recent ships, the Compagnie Vendéenne provides crossings to the L’Ile d'Yeu from April to early November. Compagnie Vendéenne : more than a crossing, a real cruise.

- Individual : the Compagnie Vendéenne offers, prices adapted to families, local people, and island residences...

- Groups : the Compagnie Vendéenne also offers specific rates for groups (professionals, Companies, associations, and schools...) as well as all-inclusive programmes (Island tours by coach with lunch, getaway breaks or bike rallies with picnics...)

- Events : it is possible to charter boats for lunches, or on-board cocktails, race departures, sponsored receptions, public relations operations, day or evening product promotions or launches.

Compagnie Vendéenne

To park your vehicle, in Fromentine, private and supervised paying car parks are at your disposal, located in the town centre, about 200 m from the pier.
In Barbâtre, it is possible to park in a free car park near to the pier.
At Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, free parking signposted "Ile d’Yeu" is situated at just 500 m from the pier.

Compagnie Vendéenne
Gare maritime de Port Fromentine
Tél. : +33 (0)8 25 13 90 85 (0.15 € TTC/min)
Fax : 02 51 54 36 25
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Service groupes :
Site Internet :

Oya Vendée Hélicoptères : sightseeing begins when you take off!

Oya Vendée Hélicoptères provides private helicopter transport for professionals, tourists and for events. Flying from the Fromentine heliport to the main town of Ile d'Yeu at Port-Joinville.

Other destinations are available and can be tailored to individual needs thanks to the helicopter fleet and professional pilots. The whole team at Oya Vendée Hélicoptères are committed to providing the best possible service.

Hélicoptère de Oya Vendée pour aller à l'Île d'Yeu

Oya Vendée Hélicoptères
Route de la Barre de Monts (D22)
Tél. : +33 (0)2 51 49 01 01
Fax : 02 51 49 38 67
E-mail :
Site Internet :

Points of departure from île d'Yeu

> Oya Vendée Hélicoptères - 5 rue Gabriel Guist'hau
Tél. : +33 (0)2 51 59 22 22 / Fax : 02 51 59 20 77

> Oya Vendée Hélicoptères - Quai de la Chapelle
Tél. : +33 (0)2 51 58 78 72


LA COMPAGNIE AIR-OUEST : fast flights means more time to enjoy!

The Air-Ouest company flies to L’Ile d’Yeu in 20 minutes for those who are in a hurry. All aerodromes are now, within easy reach with on-demand flights from Les Sables d'Olonne or La Roche sur Yon.

Aérodrome de la Lande
Rue du petit Versailles
Tél. : +33 (0)2 51 04 34 54 / 07 89 45 42 40
Site Internet :

Vue aérienne de l'île d'Yeu


Ile d’Yeu - discover this little corner of paradise from 144 € per person. 

Stay for 2 people with round trip crossing, 1 night half-board and bike rental for 2 days.

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