Find the Top of the must-see addresses during your stay at camping les Varennes on Ile de Ré :
This unusual restaurant-brasserie is located south of Ré la Blanche, near the beach of Bois-Plage-en-Ré. If you walk through its doors at dinner time, you will be surprised by its original decoration and its subdued turquoise blue light. Eau P’tit Bois offers various specialities, daily specials and a children’s menu. It houses an outdoor terrace protected from the wind. Outside of meals, you can relax by drinking your coffee or eating your ice cream before your surf lesson or your snowshoeing game on the beach.
Eau p’tit bois
27 Avenue de la Plage, 17580 Le Bois-Plage-en-Ré
05 46 00 94 04
Located on the port of Rivedoux-Plage, the M is especially appreciated for its location. From its sheltered terrace, you will have a privileged view of the ocean and the Ile de Ré bridge. This restaurant is for all holidaymakers who wish to have lunch or dinner in a quiet atmosphere while looking at the sea. The room, with its warm colours and large windows, is very bright and welcoming. Le M offers quick lunch packages at an affordable price, as well as other packages adapted to small budgets. The menu gives pride of place to iodized dishes (fish, seafood) and other retailed specialities.
Restaurant Le M
321 rue Albert Sarrault, 17940 Rivedoux-Plage
05 46 35 39 44
A warm atmosphere, dishes and formulas carefully written on slates, a friendly chef who focuses on traditional flavours and quality of service: the Chez Rémi restaurant in Ars-en-Ré combines all the ingredients for a good meal with a couple, family or friends in all simplicity. The restaurant is also a “pintxos bar”. It offers tapas that will take you to the Basque Country without leaving the island of Ré. You can have a meal or a drink on the terrace overlooking the port. The menu includes a children’s menu and the price/quality ratio is very interesting.
54 Rue du Havre, 17590 Ars-en-Ré
05 46 29 40 26
With its 100 km of wild coastline, Ré la Blanche is a delight for holidaymakers who love to stroll along the vast expanses of fine sand. You want to accompany your baths in the Atlantic Ocean and your idleness sessions under the Charentais sun with strong sensations? Several water sports are available near the campsite Les Varennes, on the beach of Bois-Plage-en-Ré.
The Ile Ré Voile school offers sailing courses and catamaran rentals. The courses are given by qualified instructors and are available in several formats: children, teenagers, adults, family… The centre also rents kayaks and windsurfing boards.
Île de Ré Voile Loix
Plage de la Petite Tonille, 17111 Loix
Speed lovers will probably opt for a jet ski experience with Jet Révasion (Le Boutillon beach). This water scooter specialist has set up several rental packages with or without a licence (discovery package, tour package). You can follow the south coast of the island to Sainte-Marie-de-Ré or the Ile de Ré bridge, or head for the tip of Grignon (Ars-en-Ré) to reach the lighthouse of Les Baleines. Emotions and breathtaking views guaranteed.
Plage le Boutillon, 17670 La Couarde sur Mer
06 87 07 23 72
In recent years, Bois-Plage-en-Ré has seen the emergence of a nautical activity that is easily accessible to beginners and children: the stand-up paddle (SUP). This very complete discipline, a strange fusion between surfing and pirogue, is offered on Gollandières beach by Papaï Paddle. By following the instructor’s advice, you can gently familiarize yourself with your board and paddle before hiking through the canals and salt marshes. Want to share this unforgettable moment? Rent an XL board and live your adventure in SUP with several people.
Plage des Gollandières, 17580 Le Bois-Plage-en-Ré
06 87 10 35 43
Camping Les Varennes offers several quality services, including bicycle rentals with trailers and child seats. The island of Ré is dotted with cycle paths (110 km) with a very low gradient that allow you to explore Ré la Blanche by pedalling with your hair in the wind. The South Gourmet Circuit (22 km) is an excellent way to combine the pleasures of cycling and the palate. From Le Bois-Plage-en-Ré, you can take the direction of Sainte-Marie-de-Ré or La Couarde and then reach Saint-Martin-de-Ré. On your way, you will meet local producers and good addresses to enjoy a seafood platter, jam or another specialty from Reunion Island.
203, rue Jules Ferry, 17940 Rivedoux-Plage
05 46 09 69 39
The Maison du Fier is a must visit if you like wide open spaces and ornithology. Located north of Bois-Plage-en-Ré, at the entrance to the Lilleau des Niges nature reserve (Les Portes-en-Ré), it takes visitors between dunes and marshes, to the heart of the Retaise fauna and flora. Walking on the trails of the reserve, you will find interpretation kiosks that will allow you to learn more about the plants and animals that surround you. A fun and educational approach designed for adults and children.
Maison du Fier
Route du Vieux Port, 17880 Les Portes-en-Ré
05 46 29 50 74
The Haras des Evières, in Bois-Plage-en-Ré, invites you to live an unforgettable equestrian experience with your family on the Ile de Ré. The state-certified instructor offers horse and pony rides as well as lessons for adults and children (from 7 years old), beginners and advanced. The equestrian centre is located in the middle of a protected site, on a surface of 100 hectares. The nearby trails will allow you to combine horseback riding and hiking.
Haras des Evières
Chemin des Evieres, 17580 Le Bois-Plage-en-Ré
05 46 09 10 48
Like Les Varennes, La Tour des prises is one of the most beautiful campsites with a covered and heated swimming pool on the island of Ré. This outdoor hotel has been set up in a superb wooded park, a stone’s throw from the beaches of La Couarde-sur-Mer. From a fully equipped mobile home for 2 to 8 people to a spacious pitch with electrical outlets suitable for caravans and motorhomes, this family campsite has luxury facilities (aquatic area, petanque pitch, children’s playground, table tennis tables, sanitary blocks with baby rooms, grocery store, restaurant in front of the campsite), a wide range of services (bicycle and barbecue hire) and a sailing centre on Les Prises beach.
Camping La Tour des Prises****
Chemin de la Grifforine, Route d’Ars en Ré, 17670 La Couarde-sur-Mer
05 46 29 84 82
Welcome to L’île Blanche, a 4-star family campsite located in an exceptional natural setting, 1.5 km from the magnificent fine sandy beaches of La Flotte. Do you dream of a sports holiday? Swim your lengths in the indoor heated swimming pool, challenge your new friends to tennis or petanque, watch your children become kings of ping-pong and rent a bike for a family ride on the bike paths that pass by the campsite. After your days full of emotions, take the time to stroll through the flowery and wooded alleys. Relax on the terrace of your luxury accommodation (mobile homes and cottages for 4 to 6 people), in the private garden at the foot of your tent or at the snack bar restaurant by the pool. As soon as you arrive, check with the reception to find out about the programme of activities and excursions organised by the campsite. What are you waiting for to book your holiday on the island of Ré?
Camping l’Ile Blanche
9 Chemin des Bardonnières, 17630 la Flotte en Ré
05 46 09 52 43