Ile de Ré

Ile de Ré

An island to cycle

The narrow and long island île de Ré is very charming thanks to its long, fine sand beaches with dunes and the villages with white houses, coloured shutters and hollyhocks. The island is covered with tens of kilometres of cycle paths that cross the vineyards and salt marshes (ornithology reserve) and can therefore be discovered by bike. From the Phare des Baleines lighthouse, you have an extraordinary view, and the harbour of St-Martin-en-Ré has managed to keep its 17th century charm, when Vauban was missioned to fortify the town.