Hotel Ile de Ré – Weekend on the Ile de Ré

Hotel Ile de Ré – Weekend on the Ile de Ré

Weekend on the Ile de Ré

Want to relax and get away from it all for a weekend? What could be better than the Ile de Ré! 

Although it would take a long time to discover all the treasures of this magnificent island, a weekend will give you a good taste of the landscapes and flavors that the Ile de Ré has to offer.

Visit the island of Ré by bike: the assurance of a total change of scenery

In the morning, after having rented A bike, start by going to Brive market de La Flotte: you will discover a cobbled square surrounded by magnificent halls. An almost medieval atmosphere reigns there.

Then, go to Saint Martin to have lunch on the terrace on the magnificent port and its island. You can stroll through the cobbled streets to discover the pretty shops and small art galleries. Before leaving, don't forget to climb to the top of the bell tower to enjoy an unbeatable view of Saint Martin! 

In the afternoon, cycle to La Couarde or Bois-Plage to enjoy the sea and the beach. You can even learn to surf, paddle and others nautical sports !

In the evening, the teams of the Hotel Restaurant du Grand Large await you for a well-deserved rest! 

You can of course eat at the Restaurant du Grand Large

Visit the villages of the Ile de Ré and enjoy a gourmet break

The second day, after a hearty breakfast, head for the northern part of the island: in the morning, go to Loix to discover the magnificent salt marshes, do not hesitate to stop at the eco-museum of the salt marsh on the edge of the proud of Ars to discover the history of salt production. Loix is ​​also known for its crafts (honey, donkey milk soap, etc.)

For lunch, what could be better than a terrace in the sun on the pretty little port of Ars-en-Ré, or if you like seafood: an oyster hut. Before leaving the village, take a detour to the magnificent bell tower with its black painted spire. Go up to the bell room, the breathtaking view of the proud of Ars is guaranteed! 

To end the day, head to Saint Clément at the Phare des Baleines. From the top of the lighthouse, the view of the island and the ocean is impressive.

Then before returning, an immersion in nature is mandatory! Stroll along the nature reserve of Lilleau des Niges. You are likely to meet the birds inhabiting the marshes, which vary with the seasons and migrations. You can rent binoculars on site to better observe them.

A great number of things remain to be discovered on this Island full of history and traditions, but for that you will have to come back...