Discover the history of the hotel & spa Le Général d'Elbée
in Noirmoutier-en-l'Île


The Hotel Le Général d’Elbée was originally called “Hôtel Particulier Lebreton des Grapillières”. It was built in 1767 by Sieur Boucheron who undertook the draining of the marshes on the other side of the harbour. The mayor of Noirmoutier at the time (1794 to 1797), Sieur Lebreton des Grapillères, then bought it from him. The building then belonged to several bourgeois families before being abandoned at the beginning of the 20th century.

It was also used as a salt warehouse, then a customs office to finally become a tourist hotel in the 70’s.


The hotel now bears the name of one of the royalist generals who led the uprising of the region against the French Revolution. General Maurice d’Elbée never lived here, but was captured in Noirmoutier, tried within these walls, sentenced to death an then executed, in 1794, on the Place d’Armes facing the building.

The Republican Commission, which had requisitioned the hotel, watched the execution from its balconies.

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An hotel intimate and family friendly

Le Général d’Elbée welcomes you in an exceptional setting, in the heart of Noirmoutier-en-l’île, by the quays of its old channel harbour.

Entirely renovated in 2016, this 18th century building, this historical monument is full of charm and surprises. A family home with the services and a subtle luruxy added.


Discover our rooms and suites

Each of the 25 rooms and suites has a unique atmosphere. They sometimes bring up the cavalery, the ocean, or a contemporary deco with bright and contrasting colors.

All offer views either on the medieval castle and the enclosed garden, or on the quays of the old harbour of Noirmoutier, leading to the renowned Jacobsen jetty.

Every room welcomes you with a modern and elegant comfort. A particular attention is put in every detail to make for an memorable stay.

All our rooms

Our welcoming team at your disposal

All the team will be pleased to welcome you in this beautiful house, which will become yours for the lenght of your stay.

Everyone has at heart to make your stay unforgettable and is available for all your requests.


The best location to discover the island of Noirmoutier

Right in the heart of Noirmoutier-en-l’ile, by the medieval castle and the church, the hotel Le Général d’Elbée offers an exceptional location. It will be an ideal holiday home to explore the various landscapes of the island, on foot or by bike.

Just outside the hotel, life peacefully unfolds on the quays of the old harbour, with shops and some of the best restaurants on the island.  The tides and the swaying of the boats  will be the rythm of your stay.


LE GENERAL d'Elbee a unique setting

The welcome by the local generals in the reception hall, the warmth of the cosy lounges, the open view of the harbour from the bar, the spa bathed in natural light, the breakfast room opening onto the garden… so many unique spaces in which to relax and unwind.

Decorative ambiences

Welcome at the hotel Le Général d'Elbée

Welcome at the hotel Le Général d'Elbée

Push open the door of this gorgeous XVIIIth century mansion, listed as a Historical Monument. The great names of the royalist uprising welcome you in the reception hall. In all spaces, contrasts and touches of impertinence transcend the authentic charm of the place.

The breakfast and the garden

The breakfast and the garden

For a great start of the day, head to the bright veranda to sample our selection of fresh and local produccts. The enclosed garden is an oasis of peace and quiet in the heart of the town, offering a lovely view of the medieval castle and Saint-Philbert's church.

The Bar on the harbour and its lounges

The Bar on the harbour and its lounges

A journey through 3 ambiences. Walk into the blue lounge with its feminine and delicate features, enjoy the view of the harbour behind the bay windows, or meet your friends in the alcove near the wine cellar.

The NUXE Spa in the luminous patio

The NUXE Spa in the luminous patio

This intimate space offers you a moment between sky and sea. Bathed in sunlight with its beautiful glass roof and coloured by its plant wall, the spa, dedicated to the pleasure of the senses, is an invitation to let go of all your stresses. To give you the best possible experience, Général d'Elbée has chosen NUXE®, the leader in natural cosmetics.

Seminars & Events

Seminars & Events

Jacobsen meeting room offers an ideal workspace with beautiful natural light and a breathtaking view of the harbour and its old sailing boats. The decoration is elegant and stylish, like the rest of the hotel. The place guarantees confidentiality and conviviality.


The reception team is available for your reservation and throughout your stay from 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week. Check-in is from 4pm on the day of arrival, and check-out before 12 noon.


We are available for any requests : temporary storage of your luggage, baby-sitter services, bike rental, advice on restaurants or tourist activities on the island and in the region.

Local staff

The whole team is happy to welcome you in Noirmoutier! We all have a special affection with the island of mimosas, and will take great pride in sharing our secret spots with you.


From the salted butter caramels placed in your room to the sweets served at breakfast, we are committed to offering you locally sourced products. The General d'Elbée is also engaged in a partnership with the region with the certification label "Vendée, l'Essentiel vient du cœur".