Island of Re

île de ré

The pearl of the ocean

With its long ribbons of fine sand and the mildness of its climate, this island is the preferred rendez-vous for amateurs of warm sun and fresh air.

Just off the La Rochelle harbor, this pearl of the ocean is linked to the continent by a bridge.

Whatever the season, the island is a safe haven for happy bike riders. Over 100 kilometers of bicycle paths traverse it from one corner to the other, in the midst of pines, vines, natural reserves and salty marshlands.

Beacons for seafarers, the bell towers signal the existence of the ports and white villages whose streets are lined with the roses known as hollyhocks.

And the green shutters shield the houses from the ardors of the afternoon sun.