You'll find Île de Ré on the Atlantic coast just 16km from La Rochelle. Crossing the bridge to the island, you already feel a sense of freedom. The hollyhocks and mimosas have got the right idea - on this island, it’s all about the sweet life! Take a revitalising breath of sea air as you admire the natural backdrop to your holiday at our campsite on Île de Ré.
Les Peupliers, our campsite on Île de Ré, is located in a charming little village full of authenticity, called La Flotte-en-Ré. From the campsite, you can rent out bikes and explore the entire island on 110km of cycle paths. What a joy it is to abandon the car for the duration of your holiday!
Île de Ré is flat, has a mild climate, and allows the whole family to enjoy bike rides in the safety of its cycle paths that are suitable for all. You’ll be able to reach every corner of the island and discover the 10 typical villages of Île de Ré.
Must-dos in the vicinity of our campsite on Île de Ré
Don’t leave without visiting Trousse-Chemise beach, an authentic wilderness where the whole family can enjoy exploring the foreshore at low tide, sailing, beach foraging or simply relaxing.
To observe migratory birds in their thousands, head for the Lilleau de Niges nature reserve in the north of Île de Ré.
Last but not least, visit “La Moufette”, a fish weir at Saint-Clément-des-Baleines, to discover this ancestral fishing technique.
“Excursion & tour” must-dos
Offer your children an amazing encounter with donkeys in trousers. You’ll find them just 6km away from our campsite on Île de Ré. They’ll be able to enjoy a ride along a 400-metre trail on the back of a donkey dressed in trousers (for children aged 3 years and up).
Climb the 257 steps to the top of the Phare des Baleines (Lighthouse of the Whales) for a 360° view over the island and the ocean. Feeling fit enough?
Visit La Rochelle, the old port with its towers, which are listed historical monuments, the popular districts and the cathedral, not forgetting the aquarium populated with over 600 brightly-coloured species. La Rochelle is about fifteen km from our campsite on Île de Ré.
Sea excursions and fishing trips, paddleboarding or canoeing in the marshes, hiking or cycling... You’ll find a host of sports activities to enjoy in the vicinity of our campsite on Île de Ré.
A reputation for good food
During your stay at our campsite on Île de Ré, you can make the most of all the island’s delicious culinary specialities.
In the western part of the island, a PDO potato is the pride and joy of farmers. To the north, the salt flats display the island’s “white gold” - sea salt and fleur de sel. Why not buy some to season your favourite dishes during your holiday at our campsite on Île de Ré? The local oysters are very popular too, and the wines of Charente will go nicely with your meals. Try the regional produce to be found on the island’s many markets.
Ask at our Île de Ré campsite reception about the best markets to visit!