An island for all seasons

A rich array of natural habitats that changes with the seasons

An island for all seasons

The landscapes of Ile de Ré change with the seasons, ensuring new discoveries for visitors all year round.

In Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, discover the changing colours of the different natural habitats and the rich diversity of the island's flora and fauna, which are different with every season and are always full of surprises: foreshores, marshes, moors, ocean and inlets, not to mention the sand dunes and beaches…

The marshes and mudflats of the Ile de Ré are located along one of Europe's main bird migration routes and attract large numbers of migratory birds. A key stopover between the Arctic and Africa, the Ile de Ré is a paradise for birds and nature lovers alike! During the migration season (Spring and Autumn), hundreds of thousands of birds stop to rest on the island's rich mudflats and the Nature Reserve of Fier d'Ars to regain their strength before continuing their long journey.

The Ile de Ré is a little corner of paradise, I love being there all year round

Antoine Albeau


Celebrations and sharing happy moments!

The Ile de Ré is an island which comes to life all year round with its shows, its festivals and its many other excellent events.

When it comes to culture, the island offers any number of amenities and unmissable events throughout the year: from the La Maline theatre to numerous music festivals (classical, jazz, guitar ...), to concert evenings in every season, to the "L'île aux Livres” book fair.

In fine weather, the Ile de Ré becomes a paradise for bargain hunters, with village squares hosting craft fairs and antique markets where you can lose yourself in the atmosphere. On the Ile de Ré, there's always an excuse for celebrating local produce, whether it is the “Régalades” food festival and the “Saveurs en Ré” (Flavours of Ré) events in the spring, the "Fête de l’huître” (oyster festival) in the summer, or even the "Fête du coquillage” (shellfish festival) or the "Fête des vendanges” (wine festival) in September. This year, the Environment Month in April will focus on the island's woodland and forests, and will naturally include some great shows and events!

Solidarity and good humour are always in strong supply on the island, especially during the events which are organised by the island’s local associations. Discover the programme of events big and small and immerse yourself in the festivities, where your heart will beat in time with the generous spirit of the island and its inhabitants.