Ile de Ré
For a small island follows a small post.
What a charming place! We loved this island, more than all others places around La Rochelle. We liked it so much we went 3 times.
To go by car, just pass a bridge through La Rochelle (following signs) that the road is already very beautiful! when you arrive, you can take a ride with your own car or choose one of the small towns to park and rent a bicycle, as there are bike paths on the whole island! Everything flat! passing through vineyards, oyster producers, walled cities, historic buildings and ruins, marinas, restaurants and graceful shops. Beyond the beautiful beaches.
You certainly have to eat oysters here! There are numerous small producers who open their informal restaurants, with tables on the porch. If you do not like oysters so much, try these! If there is no way, try the other shells, or seafood of the region:
There are those little horses who live there, they are so charming! They come to us to interact. we love them!
it's a very calm island, you could say it has an elegant touch, but with simplicity. All houses are white with colorful windows (usually shades of green or blue).
If I could suggest a walk around, I would definitely rent a bike and sleep in a little hotel (in different towns if you can).
Here are some suggestions of hotels in the small town of St. MArtin (the nicest one) de Ré:
L'hotel de toirs
Le Clos st. MArtin hotel and Spa