Bandeau Plage Ile de Ré avec mats de bateau et toit cabane

Staying on Ile de Ré

Want to book a stay on the Ile de Ré but not sure which area ?     

Deciding between a sea-view apartment or a house with a pool ?

Artemis, the rental specialist on Ile de Ré, is here to guide you to the right choice for you, to ensure you have an unforgettable stay.

Once that is organised, the island itself will seduce even the most demanding holidaymaker.  Let’s take a tour…


 At 85 km2, Ile de Ré is the fourth largest of France’s islands after Corsica, Ile d’Oléron and Belle-Ile. Linked to the mainland by bridge since 1988, although it is open to all traffic it is well-known for its 115 kms of cycle paths.  

The bicycle has become a way of life on the island.

So why not graba bike to discover it !

Getting around Ile de Ré by bicycle



Here on the island, take your time to wander and discover the villages which all feature the typical architecture, white houses with coaltar enrobing their base and coloured shutters.  The story goes that the fishermen used the leftover paint from their boats to paint their houses

After a look around the citadel of Saint-Martin-de-Ré, one of Vauban’s masterpieces, any keen ornithologists will be interested in the Lilleau des Niges nature reserve, at Fier d’Ars at the west of the island. This bay surrounded by salty marshes attracts many migrating birds.

The whales need no introduction, they are the emblem of the tip of the island. If you’re feeling energetic, climbing the 257 steps will take you up to an outstanding view over Ile de Ré and the ocean.

Whale lighthouse

A short pedal from there, Ars-en-Ré, also known as the ‘most beautiful village in France’ will seduce you with its pink hollyhocks at every turn and the picturesque charm of its fishing port.

If relaxing is more your style, you can enjoy the fine sand and crystal waters of the long beaches in the south, towards Le Bois-Plage-en-Ré or La Couarde-sur-Mer.

The villages of Ile de Ré



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