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Living on Ile de Ré

Ile de Ré captivated you during your holidays, so much so that now you think about staying on and renting here for a year? 

Why not !  Imagine… how nice to watch the holidaymakers packing up their parasols, flippers and balls into their cases and returning to city life, whilst you on the other hand stay on to enjoy other seasons, other activities and the calm and authenticity of island life out of season.

Enjoy a fantastic lifestyle all year round

The legend is true – Ile de Ré enjoys a microclimate with a lot of sunshine. The summers are hot but not overwhelming. The winters are mild, with no big freezes.  This exceptional climate enables plenty of breakfasts out on the terrace in your future rental.

When autumn comes, the colours change and nature takes on a new aspect.  If you enjoy walking, you can discover anew the woodlands, the wild beaches, the foreshores and the salt pans. With a bit of luck you can see the amazing spectacle of thousands of migrating birds passing through

With its villages, military and religious buildings, fisheries, windmills, wells and alleyways, Ile de Ré has a remarkable heritage which has earnt it the ‘Pays d’Art et d’Histoire’ status. If you decide to buy a sea-view apartment or a house with a pool on Ile de Ré, you can make the most of this wonderful heritage at your leisure


Discover a new hobby, try different activities

Ile de Ré is well-known for its fine sandy beaches and its large network of cycle paths which extend for more than a hundred kilometres. But the island has many other gems to offer…

In addition, the events calendar for the island, with more than 140 events throughout the year, is just as lively as the neighbouring island Oléron.  From the grape harvesting festival to storytelling walks, via second-hand markets, life on the island has a rich and eclectic rhythm of events which always hold a surprise

So you have found your holiday home, a holiday rental or a year-round rental on Ile de Ré but you still need to complete some tasks to finalise your stay or your move, we've put together some useful contacts for you.

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