Discover the charm of one of the oldest villages on Île de Ré
La Flotte is an authentic village full of charm that offers an exceptional quality of life, in an idyllic and preserved environment. Small town of merchants in the past, La Flotte is now classified as « Plus Beaux Villages de France» (one of the most beautiful villages in France).
The best way to discover the village starts with a coffee in the morning on a sunny terrace of the harbour. Enjoy the charm and the peaceful atmosphere. Then, an unmissable stop, is the market place , with its appetizing local products, and the warm hospitality of its merchants.Discover the beach « l’Arnérault», near the port, for a break, a swim, or a nap under the trees on the edge of the beach. Then, taste a delicious ice-cream wandering through the shopping streets. Generally, the day ends with a drink on the harbor, admiring the lastest boats returning, or by tasting local specialties in one of the many restaurants of the port or the waterfront.
Every evening, in July and August, you can stroll through the night market on the Cours Félix Faure, and appreciate a musical show on the big stage next to the tourist information desk. Here in La Flotte, there is something for every taste !
The village also offers a rich cultural heritage with Sainte-Catherine’s church, Abbaye des Châteliers, Fort la Prée... Immerse yourself in a fabulous and exciting journey to discover the tormented past of Ile de Ré. Do not hesitate to contact also the Musée du Platin, for guided tours of the village and the Abbey. La Flotte is also well-known for its 5 stars thalassotherapy center, facing the beach, the ideal place to find peace and calm. This village has remained authentic, the atmosphere is peaceful and the local population is warm and friendly.