The best activities on the Ile de Ré. Ile de Ré is a French island that is part of the Charente archipelago. It is the fourth largest island in metropolitan France. Île de Ré is also about adventures with many activities and leisure activities to delight you all year round! So here are some ideas of activities that should please you to make your stay wonderful!
Cycling on the Ile de Ré! An activity not to be missed…
You cannot miss a bike ride when you stay on the Île de Ré! The opportunity to visit the island by linking physical activity and tourist activity. Ré la blanche, there are 138 kilometers of cycle paths through the marshes, the forest and the beach. We provide bicycles in all our villas to facilitate your stay, one more reason to get in the saddle! If you would like to have some ideas for itineraries to do, do not hesitate to contact us and we will send you this information. Or contact our partner Beachbike for a wide choice of bikes: https://www.beachbikes.fr
The beaches on the Ile de Ré, an essential activity!
Île de Ré has a multitude of beaches to meet the various needs of holidaymakers and locals. Worthy of postcards, they combine kilometers of fine sand with turquoise waters. The most famous are on the west coast of the island. Among these magnificent corners of relaxation, we can mention the Conche des Baleines beach where you will have a magnificent view of the lighthouses and where you can tackle several activities such as swimming, sunbathing, kite flying, fishing , shore fishing, sailing, kitesurfing…
Activities on Île de Ré – Sailing and Water sports
Whether you have a boat license or not, there is no shortage of water activities on the Île de Ré! Do you want to feel strong emotions while having a good time with family or friends? Activities such as jet-skiing, surfing, wakesurfing, sailing or even the buoy can satisfy your desires. Conversely, your key word is “relaxation”? Boat or paddle excursions are activities made for you! With regard to surfing, wakesurfing and paddleboarding, it is possible if you do not have your equipment, to rent it on the island, and even if you wish to take lessons. For excursions by boat or jet-ski, it is possible to discover the surrounding islands (Oléron, Aix, Ré and Fort Boyard). Explore a new facet of the Île de Ré by sea with the small ports, the Banc du Bûcheron or the Fier d’Ars. By going with Travel Paradise, all you have to do is take your swimsuit and your towel and arrive at the time of the appointment to carry out your activity! No stress, Travel Paradise organizes everything for you! We work with trusted partners!
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Activities on Île de Ré: Tasting Oysters from the Island
The Ile de Ré has a lot of oyster farming. Our local producers are happy to welcome you to their farm for oyster and white wine tastings in front of a magnificent sunset overlooking the ocean or the salt marshes. But the inhabitants of the sea are not the only specialties of the island that you must discover. Indeed, wine is an important element. So to expand your knowledge on the subject and expand your palate, oenology courses can also be offered on the Île de Ré.
The Lilleau des Niges reserve, an activity surrounded by nature!
The Lilleau des Niges nature reserve, located north of the Île de Ré is a real corner of paradise where you can recharge your batteries in the heart of 121 hectares of nature. You will observe the diversity of the island’s fauna and flora through outdoor walks, guided tours, or thanks to the museum space of the Maison du Fier. Indeed, the nature reserve hosts more than 300 different species per year and is one of the most important wintering sites in France. The surroundings of the reserve are freely accessible and free of charge. La Maison du Fier opens every morning and afternoon from early July to early October except Saturday mornings, every afternoon during the All Saints holidays, and every day (with lunch break) except Saturdays and Sunday mornings in April, May and June. The visit to the Maison de la Réserve is chargeable, at the price of 4 euros full price and 3 euros reduced price.
For more information, do not hesitate to visit their website.
Address: Lilleau des Nige National Nature Reserve, 17880 Les-Portes-en-Ré
Come and discover an unusual place which is a real national reference in terms of conservation, restoration and binding of old documents. Guided tours are organized so that you can observe the methods used to preserve or restore the documents and take part in a demonstration of lining, filling, sewing, binding and gilding carried out on a wide range of raw materials. At the end of your visit, you can go to the workshop bookstore to find quality books. Opening hours: guided tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. by reservation Duration of the visit: approximately 50 minutes Prices: 3 euros full price, 2.50 euros per person for groups from 15 people, and free for children under 13
Address: 7 chemin du Corps de Garde, 17111 Loix
The parc de la Barbette
The Parc de la Barbette, located around the city’s fortification, takes its name from the height of the ramparts. Indeed, these have the same height as the beards of the soldiers who made their rounds in order to see in the distance and to protect themselves in the event of an attack. A place for walking, the park allows you to get some fresh air with the family. You will find games for children or even donkeys so that you can walk around while having a view of the sea. The entrance is free.
Address: Barbette Park, 17140 Saint Martin de Ré
L’Ecomusée du Marais Salant, an unmissable attraction on Île de Ré
Located in Loix, come and discover the local fauna through the ecomuseum, classified as a Pôle Nature. Learn about the history of the Rhétais salt marshes and that of salt production. Throughout your visit, you will be told about salt production techniques as well as the specific plant species that are present in these marshes. At the end of your excursion, you will find the ecomuseum shop with various products such as fleur de sel, glasswort and coarse salt. Reservations are made online. Possibility of making group visits and benefiting from preferential rates from a minimum of 20 people. Duration of the visit: between 45 and 60 minutes
Address: Ecomuseum of the Salt Marsh, BP 21 17111 Loix en Ré
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