The Ile de Ré has 10 villages, each with its own particularity.
You can discover them during your walks or bike rides in the Ile de Ré. The villages all have their particularities with the charm of their small flowered streets by the hollyhocks, the harbours, the typical bell towers and the inhabitants of the island of Ré. Between the north and south of the island of Ré you will have the opportunity to visit the villages and discover their specificities.
By foot, by bike or car, exploring Ré la Blanche is already an unforgettable adventure. History and architecture buffs can begin their tour of this island in Charente-Maritime bathed in the Atlantic Ocean with the Vauban fortifications of Saint-Martin-de-Ré, a UNESCO world heritage site, before heading to Fort La Prée in La Flotte. The island houses several remarkable churches including the Saint-Martin church, the Sainte-Catherine de Loix church and the Sainte-Étienne d’Ars-en-Ré church. The Ernest-Cognacq Museum, located in a historical monument in Saint-Martin, is one of the most beautiful museums in Nouvelle-Aquitaine. It bears the Museum of France label, and opens the door to the history of the island. The Marais Salant ecomuseum, Réserve naturelle Lilleau des Niges or Abbey of Châteliers are just a few of the cultural sites to see on the Ile-de-Ré. And of course we can’t talk about this paradise in Charente-Maritime without mentioning its beautiful beaches (La Conche beach, Pas des Bœufs, Gouillauds, Grenettes) and its famous lighthouses like the Baleines lighthouse (Saint-Clément-des-Baleines) and the Chauveau lighthouse (Rivedoux-Plage).
The first municipality on the island, Rivedoux-plage welcomes metropolitan residents from its port where fishing on foot and oyster farming are the key words.
The Rhétais village also has a sublime lighthouse that is a delight for tourists who love the marine world.
Renowned as the oldest village on the island of Ré, La Flotte has many remains from the Middle Ages: the famous Fort de la Prée or the Abbey des Châteliers.
The village hosts a medieval market in which local producers and specialities of the Charente region are honoured.
With its listed fortified ramparts surrounding the citadel of Vauban, its port, its mansions and its charming little alleys, Saint Martin de Ré welcomes you for a cultural holiday where the Rhétais heritage is enhanced.
Famous for its surf spot in Les Grenettes, Sainte Marie de Ré is a paradise for water sports enthusiasts.
The village also has vineyards and a wild coast for the greatest pleasure of holidaymakers looking for authenticity.
Located in the heart of Ré la Blanche, La Couarde sur mer is certainly the most famous seaside resort on the island.
With its famous preserved music stand and numerous beaches, the Rhétais village offers you a cultural holiday by the sea.
In the heart of salt marshes, the small village of Loix en Ré invites you to discover the profession of saunier that makes the reputation of the Ile de Ré.
This peninsula also allows you to abandon your cars thanks to the many cycle paths linking it to the rest of the Rhétais archipelago.
Between Saint Clément des Baleines and La Couarde sur mer, discover the charming village of Ars en Ré.
With its white houses with green shutters, its narrow streets and beautiful beaches, the town allows you to stay in an exceptional site mixing medieval remains and preserved nature.
Famous for its lighthouses, Saint Clément des Baleines is a small fishing village located at the end of the island of Ré.
You can discover many dunes, beaches but also visit the Phare des Baleine and his Museum!