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Île de Ré
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Île de Ré
Île de Ré

Ré ‘the White’ : Beaches, forests and traditional harbours     

Linked to the Continent since 1988, Ré ‘the White’ has nevertheless remained an island in every sense of the word.
Jewel of the Atlantic coast, the Ile de Ré has preserved all its charm and authenticity. Classed as a protected site, it will win you over with the beauty of its preserved landscapes and villages of green-shuttered white houses, criss-crossed with little alleys where hollyhocks abound.

Cycling paradise

With more than 100km of cycle tracks, the whole of the Ile de Ré is accessible by bike. Cycling across the marshes in the North of the island, between Ars-en-Ré and Loix is a unique, unforgettable moment. In the middle of these fascinating salt marshes – where a large number of salt makers still work – you will discover flora and fauna proper to the area. The reserve of Lilleau-des-Niges at the Portes-en-Ré groups together nearly 300 bird species. The light here, alternately bright or gentle, is also a real enchantment.

 

Beaches, forests and traditional harbours

The long, sandy beaches of the East coast are as much places to relax as to enjoy the wide range of activities on offer, such as sailingsurfing and kite-surfing, that is becoming highly popular here. The forests of maritime pines that line the beaches are also to be discovered. Inland, there are vines, market gardens and forests. Right up in the North, an immense beach awaits you, not far from the famous forest of Trousse-Chemise, mentioned in the song by Nougaro. Ile de Ré also has the very pretty harbours of Saint-Martin and La Flotte – unmissable stopovers on the dream voyage that is the Ile de Ré.

 

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GRAND PAVOIS

GRAND PAVOIS 27 September to 02 October

The Grand Pavois of La Rochelle in one of the most important in-water european boat show

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