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A week on the Ile de Ré

Usually I tell a story about something happening on the Ile de , this time I thought I would share a few pictures all taken in one week at the start of this summer.

Our holiday home in St Martin de is extra busy this year but there is still space for a last minute break if you are interested.  Check availability here.

If you are already thinking holidays and 2018, next year there are going to be more routes from the UK to the island’s airport in La Rochelle.  Jet2 have announced a new service from Leeds starting in the spring.

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Ile de Ré – Beaches and More

I could have started this latest post with yet another picture of the sea.  Looking through the photos I take for blog, there are so many featuring the beaches and harbours, it’s hard to go water free. However, I’ve realised it’s the combination of land and sea that makes the Ile de Ré such a special place.  It’s not just another seaside resort.

These first two pictures for a start.  Both taken a 5 minute walk from our house in St Martin de Ré.  The red house is known as St Martin’s oldest.  Every village on the island has buildings that delight.

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This is a bit of detail from the top of the famous black and white church in Ars.  You can go up the tower for the view.

If buildings aren’t your thing, what about the donkeys?  Curiously the one place you won’t see the island’s old working animals is on the beach.

Of course you never are far from the water.  In fact all the pictures in this post are taken within 5 minutes  by bicycle from the sea and that is why the island is so great.  It has all the benefits of being surrounded by the sea but there’s more.  Don’t get me started on the sunsets.  This was the view one evening just down the road from our house. Lovely.

To see pictures of our house in St Martin de Re click here

If you are after a last minute summer holiday, click here.  At the time of writing, the last week In August is free!