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Sunshine and Seafood

The French island of Île de Ré has it all: picturesque white houses, 10 scenic villages, beautiful forests and stunning golden beaches. Located off the west coast of France, this sunny island is an ideal holiday destination only 30 minutes away from La Rochelle.

After you cross the bridge that connects the island with the mainland, rent a bike and explore this unique place with the splendid vineyards, salt marshes and traditional open-air markets. Visit a local restaurant and savour delicious oysters and homemade wine, before discovering one of the island’s old ports.

Featuring broad fortifications and a 17th century citadel, the coastal village of Saint-Martin-de-Ré is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wander around the narrow streets and have a cup of coffee at one of the charming cafés overlooking the historic port.

Surrounded by pine forests, the small town of Le Bois-Plage-en-Ré is just 5 km away from Saint-Martin-de-Ré and has a long sandy beach and sand dunes. Do not miss the everyday market, where you will find regional products like salt, cheese and seafood.

The fishing village of La Flotte has traditional houses, pretty shops and a splendid promenade area. Booking.com will help you find the right accommodation in the marvelous island of Île de Ré.

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