Ile de Ré is the second largest island off the French Atlantic coast. This exquisite island of dunes, salt marches and forests is adorned with picturesque little villages with narrow streets and colourful houses. The Ile de Ré is a very popular holiday resort that attracts visitors looking to relax in a peaceful and authentic environment. It is linked by a long bridge to the historic seaport town of La Rochelle.
Ré”, as the locals call it, offers many seaside activities including water sports, sailing, fishing and boat trips to neighbouring Aix and Oléron islands. Nature lovers will enjoy exploring the exotic local flora and rich wildlife. On the northern coast of the island visitors will discover the traditional activities of salt and oyster production, whilst on the southern coast long sandy beaches welcome holiday makers. The numerous cycle paths available make biking a wonderful way to visit the island and discover the coastline.