Located on the western end of the Ile de Ré, on its north-east coast, Les Portes en Ré is open on Pertuis Breton facing the Vendée coast. It is the village of large sandy beaches, great dunes and rocks. It is popular for surfing, sailing and kitesurfing. His situation has earned him the nickname “end of the island”.
The Portes en Ré has also preserved its traditional side through its houses with white facades and green shutters bordering the narrow streets. The flowery alleys end to give a certain charm to these houses of character, typically rhétés.
The wild environment of this Rhétic village makes it a dream destination for nature lovers. The forests, the salt marshes and the beaches form an exceptional landscape to discover during your holidays on the Ile de Ré.
The Portes en Ré have a remarkable built and natural heritage. Among the monuments to visit are the chapel of La Redoute, the church of Saint Eutrope, the old Port, the House of the Dune and the old train station of the Petit Train de l’Ile de Ré. To discover the lively atmosphere of the villages, the Place de la Liberté with its shops, restaurants and cafes is the best place. It is also on this square that the village markets take place.
La Patache and its beach is also a must. Located near the forest of Trousse Chemise, it is ideal to enjoy the water and nature during your camping stay on the Ile de Ré. Discover also the other beaches of Portes en Ré to indulge in idleness, swimming, surfing, kitesurfing, sailing and many other water sports: the beach of the furnace cove, the beach of the patache, the beach marchais …
The Bucheron Bank, a sandy inlet accessible to low marshes, invites you for a picnic in the middle of the water. It is possible to come by boat.
There are many ideas for walks in Les Portes en Ré village. The bike paths will take you between marshes, forests and dunes. Diversified landscapes are discovered at your own pace. Take the opportunity to discover the forest of Trousse-chemise, the one that inspired Charles Aznavour in his song. The forest of Lizay, close to the beach of Conche also offers a nice walk.