CHARENTE-MARITIME Ile de Ré
Ile de Ré is famous for its beaches, picturesque villages and salt marshes. The best way to experience the island is on a bike — bike rentals can be found in the villages — via cycling paths that spread over the island. Don’t miss the salt marshes where artisan-producers still use traditional rakes to cull the finest sea salt. Saint-martin-de-ré is the main town, with plenty of boutiques and harbor-front restaurants. Loix is renowned for its scenic salt farms. Pedal to the tip of the island to Les Portes-enré to discover beautiful sandy beaches and forests.