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Culture and heritage in Le Bois-Plage-en-Ré

Culture and heritage in Le Bois-Plage-en-Ré

Le Bois-Plage-en-Ré, one of the oldest seaside resorts on the Ile de Ré

Peu des Aumonts, in Le Bois-Plage-en-Ré, is the highest point on the Ile de Ré at 19m above sea level!

Take a stroll through the long streets of the village, and you'll discover the historic traces of the farming activities that once thrived here. There are the beautiful façades of the wine-growers' houses, two or three storeys high, with their large and easily recognisable carriage gates. And naturally enough, the Wine-Growers' Cooperative was set up at Le Bois-Plage in 1951.

Grain milling was once an active practice here as well. Of the twelve mills from the last century, only one remains, the Moulin de Bel-Air - its tower and blades are visible for miles around.