At Île de Ré, you will experience great days spent sunbathing...

Or soaking up some culture!

 

Historical riches include the vestiges of the Abbey of Les Châteliers where everything started in the Middle Ages. Not far away, the fort of La Prée and La Redoute of Rivedoux resonate with echoes of the island’s beleaguered past.

 

Various museums present the evolution of the island: the museum of Platin retraces life in the island and the different connections to the continent, the ecomuseum of the salt marshland recounts the salt workers’ age-old expertise, the ‘Maison du Magayant’ reminds that the ‘Rétais’ was not only a countryman but also a  fisherman thanks to the ingenious system of  fish locks…

And  finally you will be short of breath when you discover the spectacular view over the island and…
when you climb the steps to get to the top to the lighthouse of Les Baleines and the belltower of Ars.

On the other hand, the belltower of the church of Saint Martin provides scenic views, in particular at sunset.

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