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What to do on the Ile de Ré when it rains?

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With 2,600 hours of sunshine a year, the Ile de Ré has nothing to envy the Côte d’Azur. But don’t worry: the people of Rétais also know rain. Although the weather is likely to be fine during your vacation at the 4-star La Tour des Prises campsite, there is a risk of showers. In case of bad weather, don’t panic: your program of activities won’t run out.

Visit the island’s museums when the weather’s not so good

Getting lost in the aisles of a museum is an excellent way to discover a region’s heritage while protecting yourself from the rain. The island of Ré boasts a number of interesting and unusual museums, including the Musée Ernest Cognacq (in Saint-Martin-de-Ré), the Musée du Platin (in La Flotte) and the Maison de la Dune (in Les Portes-en-Ré).

Discover Retais gastronomy on a rainy day

If you would like to discover the local produce of Ré la Blanche and awaken your taste buds, these tours will allow you to taste delicious products and learn about the stages of their production:

  • Huitrière de Ré (Saint-Martin-de-Ré): an educational farm where you can immerse yourself in the world of oyster farming.
  • Coopérative des sauniers de l’île de Ré (Ars-en-Ré): ideal for finding out everything about salt production, from harvesting to marketing.
  • Vignerons de l’île de Ré (Le Bois-Plage-en-Ré): a must for wine lovers.
  • Fromagerie – Chèvrerie Georgelet (Loix): visit the sheepfold, learn about the goat cheese-making process and enjoy a free tasting.
  • Biscuiterie de Ré (Sainte-Marie-de-Ré).
  • Les Confitures du Clocher (Ars-en-Ré).
  • Bières de Ré (Sainte-Marie-de-Ré).
  • Abeille de Ré (Loix): guided tours and workshops to show children all the secrets of beekeeping.
  • Île de Ré Chocolats (Saint-Martin-de-Ré).

Other must-sees when it rains

Take advantage of a rainy day or half-day to enter :

  • Maison du Fier (Les Portes-en-Ré): nature reserve.
  • l’atelier Quillet (Loix): an exceptional bookshop housing over 7,000 antique books.
  • la Maline (La Couarde-sur-Mer): concert hall.
  • la Savonnerie de Ré (Loix).

Is the sun back? Now it’s time to discover the island of Ré by bike.