In Île de Ré, art of living is synonymous with culinary delicacies… Throughout this tour of the northern part of the island, you will discover some of the numerous specialities of the place. You’ll be spoilt for choice: seafood, salt, jams, wines,… Take advantage of a circuit to get to know the Rétais gastronomy!
The tour mainly offers the discovery of boutiques, shops and/or places of interest. However, some establishments may be closed depending on the periods, opening dates and times.
What could be better than chocolate to start this gourmet tour? La Chocolatière provides all kinds of chocolates for all tastes! To consume without moderation!
Now set out for Saint-Martin-de-Ré to discover another chocolate shop! Follow the coastline until you reach Île de Ré Chocolat!
At the heart of the fortifications
Now head to the fortified village for a stop in the harbour of Saint-Martin…
Clocher Observatoire de Saint-Martin-de-Ré
Would like to eat seafood?
Then head to the seaside to savour local specialities…
Les cabanes ostréicoles
L'Ile de Ré compte 48 ostréiculteurs qui s'appliquent à conserver un savoir-faire ancestral.
And what about the salt?
Follow the seaside and marshlands until reaching La Couarde in order to discover Île de Ré’s white gold…
After the salt, time to the sweet!
Then go to Le Bois Plage to find the flavours of yesteryear with home-made jams!
As its name suggests it, the town is bordered on one side by the beaches and ocean, and on the other side by pine forests and vineyards. Le Bois-Plage is the main seaside resort of the island, providing numerous campsites, hotels and holiday residences or holiday villages to accommodate holidaymakers.
In summer, the most important market of the island takes place in the morning: sea produce, local products or objects. Outside the covered market, a kind of funfair with roundabouts and games, is a delight for kids.
Like the neighbouring village, La Couarde sur Mer, the wide beach provides the same appeal including bathing and watersports activities or fishing along the seashore.
And all this makes thirsty!
And then follow the road to Sainte-Marie and visit Île de Ré’s winemakers!
Les Vignerons de l'île de Ré
Would like a sweet?
Head to Sainte-Marie-Ré in order to discover the biscuits made by Daniel Vallégeas!
Some shops are closed! Don’t panic! You can find them on the Internet. Visit www.iledere.com or their website. You will therefore have the opportunity to select Rétais products and maybe buy them online since this serviced is provided by a number of establishments.
Enjoyed this tour? So, don’t hesitate to try out the Northern Gourmet Tour of the island!