The “Île de Ré” is an island off the west coast of France

near La Rochelle .

Ile de Ré is located on the west coast of France, along the Atlantic coast

The island offers marine and rural landscapes, moors, dunes, woods, pine forests, marshes, large sandy beaches.

The island is also called “Ré, the White ” thanks to its typical small white houses.

 

 

 

The island is part of the Charente-Maritime departement,

in Nouvelle-Aquitaine région.

 

 

France-Velodyssey Cycling from La Rochelle to Royan and Bordeaux

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

La Flotte en Ré

Classified among “the most beautiful villages” in France

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Saint-Martin de Ré

 

Historic capital of Île de Ré, Saint-Martin-de-Ré

is a village with an old-fashioned maritime charm

which comes from the simplicity of the fishermen houses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      This is the fourth largest island in metropolitan France, behind Corsica, the island of Oléron and Belle-Île.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ars en Ré

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

France-Velodyssey Cycling from La Rochelle to Royan and Bordeaux

 

 

 

The donkey in panties is one of the symbols

of the island of Ré.