Sheltered from the gulf stream, cradled in the mild Atlantic, the fruit of the vines of Ile de Ré ripens slowly in the sun.
Quality produce coming from a characterful terroir and several hundred years of expertise await you in the cellar of Les Vignerons de l'Ile de Ré. There you will find:
- local white, rosé and red wines
- white and rosé sparkling wines
- white and rosé pineaux
and Cognacs with delicate aromas.
In addition, a visit to the wine warehouse is possible in summer. You can also enjoy a tasting session.
From the eco-museum of Loix to Pointe de Grouin, you can ride along the ribbon-like cycle paths as you make your way between sea and marshes and discover the work of the salt workers.
At the end of the peninsula, the cove-shaped beach, with its small fort watching over, coils around the Point du Grouin. Follow the ballet of the birds: Egrets, herons ... right up to the Port of Loix and discover the last tidal mill on the l'Ile de Ré flanked by its delicate wooden footbridge.
Ile-de-Ré is an island just 3 kilometres off the coast, to the north-west of La Rochelle, in the Charente-Maritime. Since 1988 it has been connected by an impressive bridge to the mainland.
This cycling-friendly island boasts a sunshine record to rival that of the Côte d'Azur and a natural environment that is unique in France. Its flat countryside reveals beautiful expanses of open land where salt marshes, forests, dunes and the shore merge, unleashing the aromas of the Atlantic.
This long narrow island, with its 70 kilometres of beaches has ten charming villages, set among the vineyards and fields, all with traditional-style housing, recognisable by their pretty blue shutters.
When you think of a coastal footpath, the idea of the path along the coast comes to mind straight away. And this route allows you to admire the sea. But the coastal footpath also promises a wonderful variety of landscapes : the sea, of course, but also the countryside and even the forest as the route becomes a forest after 1.5km. A chance to discover a side of the natural richness of the Île de Ré.
Tony and Brigitte, producers, storytellers and collectors welcome you to their discovery farm.
They invite you to share their passions: the farming of shellfish according to the rhythm of the tides (recounted during guided visits) and the story of their island, to discover through an exhibition rich in memories.
You can also buy oysters and regional produce on site (Cognac, Pineau, Vins de pays charentais, Pétillants de raison, etc.)
Over its 30 years, the L'huîtrière de Ré has innovated with the implementation of the first self-service vending machine on the B>Île de Ré!