Ile de Ré is 'a land of art and history’ (French culture ministry accreditation: Pays d’Art et Histoire) blending history and heritage to take you back in time.
Wander around and discover magnificent sites and historical monuments, museums, fortifications, churches, and much more.
Roman Antiquity, contemporary art, maritime history, the life of convicts travelling to Guyana and New Caledonia, the development of the salt and wine trades, German fortifications from World War 2, local island traditions, protection of the ecosystem of the salt marshes, museum collections tracing the island’s history... Step inside to discover a range of treasures...and take a journey through history.
With temporary exhibitions, guided tours, interactive visits, workshops, conferences, treasure hunts, venues for discovery, preservation and exchange, the museums retrace the evolution of Ile de Ré.