Ile de Ré – a lovely island

It took me such a long time to actually visit the Ré island – L’Ile de Ré, which is just about 20 minutes drive from La Rochelle (where I’m living). Before, what we did was get on a bus to the bus station, get on another bus which takes us directly to the Sablanceaux beach and back. Then one day I told my husband that we would regret when one day we leave this city and never spend time to discover the island!!! So we got on the car, crossed the bridge (which connects La Rochelle and the island) and to the Ré !

It is a small island off the west coast of La Rochelle. The island is 30 km long and 5 km wide. It has ten communes: Rivedoux-Plage, La Flotte, Sainte-Marie-de-Ré, Saint-Martin-de-Ré, Le Bois-Plage-en-Ré, La Couarde-sur-Mer, Loix, Ars-en-Ré, Saint-Clément-des-Baleines, Les Portes-en-Ré. Be well-prepared if you visit it in the summer, especially you do it on bike. It is very sunny along the coast! We went there with the kids on a very sunny day, and we couldn’t manage to go to the end of the island to see the big light house. Anyway, it is a good reason to come back 😉

 Salbanceaux beach – My little Khanh really enjoys the sea

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My little one

La Flotte

In the summer, you can see hollyhock flowers everywhere in La Rochelle and also in this island. In my mind, this flower is definitely the symbol or one of the special features of the region.

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Black hollyhocks, which are rarer than other types.

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My little one takes her own route, always. She never cares where we are going.

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So I take my own route also, haha.

Ile de Ré - La Flotte

In La Flotte, you can find some lovely local stores like this.

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ile de Ré

Then we drove to Saint-Martin de Ré.

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ile de Ré

and found these lovely things

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ile de Ré

and lovely places

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ile de Ré

After that, we headed to Loix and were amazed at this.

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ile de Ré

Be enjoyed! If you plan to visit the island one day, don’t hesitate to drop me a line 😉

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21 thoughts on “Ile de Ré – a lovely island

    1. Im sure I will… seems like such a peaceful place! I would love to drive there from here (Munich). I will make this proposal to my husband and see what he thinks hahaha. And you’re welcome, I really did like them! I wish you a great weekend with your family 🙂

    2. That sounds great! Besides Ile de Ré, there are many other places around here for you to discover!!! And it’d be a holiday full of sunshine!!!

  1. It looks like everyone had a fun day. You have two beautiful girls. I love that green dress on the little one. Looks nice and cool. 🙂

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