Passage du Gois connects to the Noirmoutier island (which translates as “Black Monastery”) with the department of Vendée, which refers to mainland France. In 830, the island castle to defend against the attacks of the Vikings was built in the XII century which has been completely renovated. In this form it is well preserved to our time, but not again subjected to raids by British and Spaniards. Now, this historic castle is included in the list of French historical monuments, and is used as a museum. Today the island is produced large amounts of salt and cultivated elite varieties, “La Bonnotte” potatoes, a kilo is worth 500 euros. Luxury villas, pine forest and numerous shrubs mimosas make the island a perfect place to relax.