This recreational tour will help you discover the Rethais gastronomy thanks to local producers!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,… Ready to be introduced to Rétais gastronomy?
- Difference in height
- 86.49 m
- Points of interest
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!
2 La Chocolatière
3 Sweets again…
4 La Flotte
After strolling around the streets of the town, if you are always insensitive to the charm of La Flotte, then sit back outside one of the numerous cafés of the harbour and watch the world go by since the atmosphere is unique and indefinable.
5 Ile de Ré Chocolats
6 At the heart of the fortifications
Behind the harbour, particularly lively during the summer season with its evening market, quiet streets lead to the church of Saint Martin whose walls bear witness to numerous attacks. From the top of the belltower, and particularly at sunset, you will discover a superb view over the town and the island.
8 Clocher Observatoire de Saint-Martin-de-Ré
9 Would like to eat seafood?
11 And what about the salt?
12 Le Sel d'Isabelle
13 La Couarde-sur-Mer
The heart of the town has a seaside resort feel and is the centre of the town life, particularly with the bandstand producing a buzz of activity. This bandstand, the only one in the island, hosts open-air concerts during all the summer season. Other concerts, exhibitions, performances and films are scheduled at La Maline, a cultural centre situated on the promenade at the heart of the village.
As for beach lovers, several kilometres of golden sand are at their disposal together with a wide range of watersports activities.
14 After the salt, time to the sweet!
15 Le Bois-Plage-en-Ré
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.
16 Le Jardin de Lydie
17 And all this makes thirsty!
18 Les Vignerons de l'île de Ré
19 Would like a sweet?
Renowned for its vineyards, Sainte Marie de Ré is the oldest village of the island. Besides, its wild beaches attract surfers in search of high waves.
21 La Biscuiterie de Ré
22 Already finished??
Enjoyed this tour? So, don’t hesitate to try out the Northern Gourmet Tour of the island!
- 86 meters of difference in height