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Winter Ile de Ré

Thanks to the influence of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf Stream, enjoys a pleasant year-round climate.

In winter, some days can be rainy, but temperatures rarely fall below 5°C. As a result, you can enjoy a wide range of activities and discover the natural wonders of the Charente archipelago without catching a cold.

Visit the villages

In winter, the Ile de Ré is back to its usual peaceful self. Explore the island’s ten communes, visit the markets and chat with the locals. If you don’t have time to visit them all, two are a must:
Saint-Martin-de-Ré with its picturesque port and Vauban fortifications,
Ars-en-Ré (one of France’s most beautiful villages) with its stunning Saint-Etienne church.

Getting lost in museums

Missing the good weather? Take the opportunity to activate your plan B and visit the main museums: Musée Ernest Cognacq in Saint-Martin-de-Ré, Maison de la Dune in Les Portes-en-Ré, Musée du Platin in La Flotte…

Discover the region

Would you like to immerse yourself in local culture and gastronomy? Take a detour to :
Learn all about salt production at the Ars-en-Ré sauniers’ cooperative,
L’huitrière de Ré (Saint-Martin-de-Ré) for all you need to know about oyster farming,
L’Abeille de Ré (Loix) to discover the secrets of beekeeping,
La fromagerie Georgelet (Loix) to taste and learn how goat cheese is made,
Les Vignerons de l’île de Ré(Le Bois-Plage-en-Ré) for an introduction to winegrowing,
La Savonnerie de Ré (Loix).

A thalasso cure

Finally, some visitors come to the island of Ré in winter for a 100% relaxing thalasso holiday, far from the summer atmosphere.

Like all other seasons, winter is also a great time for outdoor activities such as hiking and cycling. Discover the most beautiful hiking and cycling trails on the Ile de Ré.