Ile de Ré, the Martha's Vineyard of France

Connected to the city of La Rochelle by a bridge since 1988, the Island of Ré is located in the Gulf of Gascony on the French Atlantic coast. With its 85 km² it is the 4th largest island of metropolitan France.

Apart from breathtaking scenery, its sometimes wild beaches, its dunes, its cliffs, its salt marshes and its extraordinary fauna, the Island of Ré boasts a unique historical heritage: the Vauban ramparts, which are part of the UNESCO World Heritage.
With more than 2,300 hours of sunshine a year, the Island of Ré attracts every year thousands of tourists, including numerous families, charmed by the beauty of its landscapes, its roads, its flowery alleyways, its picturesque houses and its open views of the ocean that everybody discovers at his own rhythm through the 100 km of cycle paths on the island.

Discover the secrets of the salters
Did you know that an ancestor of George Washington originated from the Island of Ré?
Discover birds / Discover the fauna
Test soaps with donkey milk
Discover the historical and architectural heritage
Reach for the sky
Touch the inconquerable Fort Boyard
Practise your swing