Parc de l’Arche de Noé is a lovely way to spend an afternoon. It is a nature reserve popular with bird watchers, and it is the home of over 250 species including flamingos, parrots and cockatoos.
Ile de Rè, VendeeSite code: AT011
Nearest Beach: Direct Access
Nearest Town: Le Bois Plage en Ré 2km
- La Rochelle: 10km
- Marennes: 65km
- Ile d'Oleron: 74km
- Royan: 95km
- Saintes: 96km
- La Palmyre: 99km
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For an unforgettable evening why not watch the sunset from the tower of Saint Martin church? The church is a lovely landmark at the heart of Saint Martin de Ré, fed by peaceful streets. The citadel, built to protect the town, is also worth a visit; it is a fine example of Vauban’s engineering.
Discover La Rochelle with its pleasant harbor, good restaurants and cafes, and its sights. See the magnificent cathedral and gardens or explore the city with the free bikes offered by the city.
Observe 12,000 creatures of the sea at La Rochelle Aquarium, and make sure you spot the beautiful sea turtle.
All aboard! If you want to watch the sun rise then you can see the sun coming over the horizon on Le petit Train de St Trojan, which takes you on a 12 km round trip through the surrounding countryside. This special route is put on during the summer and trains depart every 45 minutes during high season.
A fun day out for the adults is a visit to the famous brandy distilleries. Learn all about the process of making the spirit and then learn about the flavours during a tasting. To visit the distilleries you must be over the age of 12.
Ile de Ré is simply picture perfect. You can spend your whole holiday relaxing in the sunshine taking in the surrounding beauty. The area’s main attractions are the magnificent beaches with clean white sand and sparkling waters, which are ideal for swimming and windsurfing.