A city with Roman and Gallo-Roman antecedents, Beauvoir-sur-Mer is one of the oldest settlements along the coast between the Loire and Gironde rivers.
The port has vanished as a consequence or the displacement of the coast line. Beauvoir-sur-Mer is proud of its floral decorations and of dynamism. In 1998, the wide range of cultural and sport activities in Beauvoir-sur-Mer, and its comprehensive facilities has earned the city the Award of Sport Town. Beauvoir-sur-Mer is the gateway to the islands : Yeu, with its helicopter landing pad. And Noirmoutier via the Passage du Gois.