Ile de Re is the ideal destination for holidays by the sea
. An island renowned for its beaches and relaxing, natural environment, it appeals to holidaymakers looking for peace and quiet. Make the most of your stay by sunbathing on the fine sandy beaches of Conche des Baleines and Phare des Baleines, then take a dip in the ocean before visiting the typical coastal villages. After wandering around flowery neighbourhoods with tiny white houses with colourful shutters lining the little lanes, don't miss the local flavours at the medieval market in La Flotte and its charming little port. Your holiday rental on Ile de Re
makes a perfect base from which to explore St Martin de Re and its fortified town, Loix for its wild and rural feel and Rivedoux for its beaches lined with maritime and umbrella pines.
When it comes to unspoilt natural landscapes, Ile de Re does not disappoint ! Its abundant nature featuring vineyards, salt marshes and nature reserves can be visited on foot, by bike or on horseback ! In summer, the island's flat landscape is perfect for walking and biking : the signposted footpaths and cycle paths take you to wild beaches, isolated natural areas, traditional villages, forests and green fields. Fishing enthusiasts can collect clams, mussels, razor shells and shrimp at low tide, respecting the fishing regulations of course. Not forgetting the many water sports available from your holiday rental on Île de Ré: windsurfing, sailing, surfing, paddleboarding, sand yachting... get ready to enjoy the great outdoors !
Many of Ile de Re's attractions are linked to a rich and animated past. Explore the island's prestigious heritage by visiting the villages. In St Martin de Re, you will find the Vauban fortifications and its citadel, St Martin's Church and an impressive panoramic view from the bell tower. The Phare des Baleines lighthouse and the Ars-en-R bell tower are well worth a visit for their spectacular views, before exploring the remains of Chateliers Abbey, Fort de la Pree and the Redoubt of Rivedoux. History buffs can explore museums and artisan workshops to learn all about local culture and expertise of the island.