«L’île Nouvelle» (the New island) is a fragile natural site where an environment has evolved for the wading birds who frequent the estuary and its banks to nest. A nature guide welcomes you and guides you in the observation of the flora and fauna of this peaceful place that is the «L’île Nouvelle». Formerly the island was inhabited and vines cultivated: the school, the wine storehouses and the houses are the testimony of this community that lived and worked on the island. We nicknamed these inhabitants «îlouts»
(islanders) or «les culs noirs» (black bottoms). Between
nature and culture, «L’île Nouvelle» is rich in stories.