The art of living in France
is a luxury that you can not refuse. "Ré la Blanche" is the promise of a real change of scenery for unforgettable family holidays
in Charente-Maritime. Sandy beaches, marinas facing the salt marshes, vineyards and forests, this sunny destination
is home to authentic and wild landscapes.
In the heart of its 10 picturesque villages, the traditional white houses with green shutters in the narrow streets surrounded by fairy hollyhocks are incredibly enchanting. A real immersion in the culture!
Classified for the UNESCO heritage for some, the villages of the Ile de Ré
have all the marvels to discover.
Upon arrival, Rivedoux welcomes you in a typical old fishing port, surrounded by oyster culture in the bay and oyster cabins to enjoy these delicious dishes
. Continuing your way, in the capital of the island, in Saint-Martin de Ré, the fortifications and beautiful bourgeois houses have preserved their charm of yesteryear and transport the visitors in the stories of the past, towards a discovery of the traditions of the island. One of them, the salt farm
whose exploitation draws a landscape both atypical and traditional, reflects the soul of the surroundings.
In the middle of salt marshes, Loix
, all dressed in white, offers you a visit of the Ecomuseum of Marant Salant to know all the secrets of this timeless inheritance. But, the beauty of the Île de Ré
is not just salt. Among the most beautiful villages in France
, Ars en Ré
has everything. Surrounded by vineyards, near the wild coast, it is in this small port of commerce that you can let go, and relax to enjoy the benefits of the sea thalassotherapy, and similar wildlife around you. Calm and serenity as if time seemed to stop there.
Authenticity and tradition in local markets
A stay on the Île de Ré would not be complete without a discovery of the traditional know-how
and culinary wonders of this French island. Local flavours, artisanal soaps, seasonal vegetables and fruits, and flagship products - this is the attractive display you'll find in local markets.
Through the meetings, in a friendly atmosphere, browse the local and regional products
stands to taste the Rosé dunes, pineau ILrhéa, jams and homemade honey, biscuits of Sainte-Marie de Ré
or the authentic and tasty 100% natural beer from the Brasserie Bières en Ré. The fleet
, with its typical alleys, offers you a medieval market on the edge of quays animated by boats. And, in Bois-Plage en Ré
, bordered by an immense beach and pine and oak forests, it is the biggest market of the island that awaits you. Otherwise, where bike paths abound and where surfers from around the world enjoy surfing on Bois Henry
, La Couarde sur Mer
also hosts a market to explore.
Activities for all tastes
Windsurf, surf, paddle, catamaran, pleasure cruises and more... The Ile de Ré is also your sport destination and for discoveries
. Along the beautiful sandy beaches
, the waters are the playground of the fans of extreme sensations.
And, on dry land, cycling is a must
to explore the great diversity of landscapes that decorate the place. Go by bike to Trousse-Chemise and admire the migratory birds in beautiful reserves in Les Portes-en-Ré
to leave with incredible memories. A walk in the park of Bardette or donkeys will also delight young and old.
And more, golf enthusiasts
can swing on the courses while others enjoy a beautiful horse ride along the beach or in the heart of the land.