Ile de Ré is a truly captivating island set off the west coast of France next to the old city of La Rochelle. The island is reached via a stunning bridge (toll payable) or free to cyclists. The island is 19 kms long and 6 kms wide and cycle paths meander all over the island. The Ile de Re is fringed with stunning white sandy beaches and bays.
La Flotte and St Martin de Re are two of the largest 10 villages with their old fishing harbours, chic shops, medieval markets and many cafes and restaurants by the water.
It is definitely worth a day trip to this magical island and to watch the sun set is a truly memorable experience that you will not forget.