The Ile de Ré may claim as many hours of sunshine as the south of France, but it’s a very different scene from the glitz of the Côte d’Azur. It has its share of rich and famous visitors, but they come to shrug off the pressures of the 21st
Ile de Re is a hidden gem, perfect for nature enthusiasts (and beginners) and cycle enthusiasts (and beginners) and easily accessible by train - making it the perfect low-carbon holiday.
Here, narrow streets and alleys contain many heritage treasures rétais: House of timbered Vinatieri (sixteenth century), the Hotel de Clerjotte Renaissance or the citadel, whose patrons prisoners bound for prison.
A vibrant city center to homes steeped in history, terraces, to discuss and to dream, a port where fishermen and boaters come together in the right mood.
Historic Site, Saint-Martin-de-Ré is also a place of relaxation and pleasure. Shops and galleries reflect a certain lifestyle for that whole year, the halls, recently renovated, and restaurants are promoting locally grown products rétais.