A holiday village on the Ile de Ré, 100% pedestrian
And if you were to come out of the gloom of daily life by berthing on the Ile Blanche (so called due to its white beaches)…
Ré has not been an island since 1988, but a matchless island atmosphere reigns which makes the island of Ré one of the most sought-after destinations on the Atlantic coast.
Should you wish to take advantage of your stay on Ré, to have a “slow life” experience, the Slow Village Ile de Ré campsite accommodates you, in holiday rentals partly inspired by the famous oyster huts. It is in a wooded and preserved park, being entirely pedestrianized, in the heart of Saint Martin de Ré.
Scattered within the naturally wooded grounds of 7 hectares by the sea!
D-REAMS ON RÉ!
Your holiday village is here, on the most beautiful island of the Charente archipelago
Sheltered from the ocean winds and the citadel of Saint Martin de Ré, the campsite extends over a natural green setting, scattered with white-walled buildings and red-tiled roofs…
…And cabins and cottages each have a private terrace, refurbished in a timber and countryside style, that Slow Village holds the secret for!
Breathing in the sea air, curling up in a hammock under the pines, get a tan by this vast water park of 700 m². No doubt you will enjoy your stay in Charente Maritime and all the services on your Slow Village campsite, notably this new restaurant by the swimming pool, which awaits you for a ever delicious “slow food” moment.
2 p.m. It is also for the excellent organic and local food, that you have chosen Slow Village. Yet you did not think you would get so much pleasure by tasting a vegetarian dish. This cosy absolutely perfect setting, the wooden terrace by the swimming pool, the moment to have a coffee, your stomach slightly heavy from too many delicacies, it is just as you imagined. Also the Ré inhabitants are unquestioningly very kind, far from the island clichés, which are tourists’ impression.
3 p.m. You question it a little, but you have to admit that the sun is strong at this time. The white stone in Charente highly reflects the light, the summer heat is indeed evident. The alleyways empty, activity slows down, the shutters are closed…With nearly 2,300 hours of sunshine per year, siesta time is necessary everywhere on the Ile de Ré island. You then make the most of being on Ré time and you also have a lovely big nap in the shade of the pines.
The Ile de Ré makes the most of a fairly mild climate thanks to the warm sea current of the Gulf Stream.
Some random ideas…
1 – Admire the ramparts of the Vauban citadel
2 – Go stand-up paddle boarding along the nature reserves
3 – Ride on horseback on the Haras beach
4 – Climb to the top of the Phare des Baleines lighthouse
5 – Go for a ride on the back of a pony with your children
6 – Have a boat trip to discover the Ile d’Aix island and Fort Boyard fortress.
SLOW DOWN ON RÉ
SUDDENLY, IT IS URGENT TO HAVE A SIESTA