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Visit the island of Ré, dazzling and in fantastic colours

The island of Ré, a rich and multifaceted island

Ré Island is known for its exceptional light, sun, blue sea and beautiful scenery. Leave your car behind and explore the island by bicycle, thanks to the many bike paths.

Discover the island of Ré and its idyllic setting.

For a change of scenery, head to the north of the Charente-Maritime, in the La Rochelle area, to discover "Ré the white island". The island of Ré is famous for the light that emerges from the ten villages that comprise it. Ars and La Flotte are perfect examples of its characteristic beauty. A passage in the old port of Saint Martin de Ré, which is classified as a UNESCO world heritage site is simply not to be missed. Ré will also captivate you with its wide sandy beaches, its salt marshes and its colours.

The many cycle paths encourage visitors to explore the island without a car, at their own pace and throughout the year thanks to the mild climate of the island. You can also enjoy a refreshing outing on the sea and fill your lungs with the sea air.

There are many activities for you to enjoy in every season: hiking, cycling, horse riding or playing tennis with family or friends. Likewise winter sports, kite surfing and windsurfing are practiced all throughout the year.

Discover Ré – it’s the ideal place to get (back) into fitness

Charente-Maritime is France’s premier location for getting fit with the help of sea water. With three thalassotherapy centres and numerous spas and beauty salons, the island of Ré is a major contributor to this area and welcomes those seeking cures all year round. Leave everyday stress behind and let yourself go for the benefits of taking the water.

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