A visit in Saint Martin, fortified town classified by UNESCO, can't be missed... and then, respect the tradition: enjoy a good home-made ice cream at the harbour
The "capital" Saint Martin, listed as a worldwide heritage site, is a place of special historic interest. Let’s wander through the flowered alleyways. Rejoin the picturesque harbour, the heart of the village with its shops and follow the former convicts’ path, on their way to the french penal colonies
The guided walk in the town finishes with an exploration of the XVIIth century Vauban fortification. From the citadel itself or from its moats, you will discover why Saint Martin was never attacked !
After a visit of the town itself, facing the sea you just have to taste the local oysters !
Whatever type of visit You choose to the Isle of Ré, by bike or by car, I can organize meetings with local workers who have a real passion for their island, like Frédéric, the first organic oyster farmer, Cédric or Isabelle passionate saltmakers. I’ll plan a break at the local wine cooperative for a Pineau tasting. And why not a short visit to Brigitte and Tony’s small local museum to learn more about the traditional way of life on the island during the last centuries.
Let’s go, on foot, by car of by bike along some of the numerous cycle tracks, for a recreational, enriching and entertaining trip.The Isle of Ré is not that small! I will help you choose a visit according to your fancy and to the amount of time you have.
Ré is perfect for cycling. Do not hesitate to take a bike, then we will ride along the numerous cycling tracks as well as off the beaten track. Actually, it is the best way to go from one village to another appreciating nature on your way (woods-beaches-birds…). I will make a special circuit for you
Depending on the season, we will focus on a part of the island either the south with woods and vineyards or the north with salt marshes, market gardening and at all times, typical villages scattered throughout the island. A break in Saint Martin, the “capital” is a must
A whole day gives the possibility to go right round the island and discover villages, natural sites, historical buildings and highlights.
The sportiest ones can climb the 257 steps of the Lighthouse of the Whales, at the far end of the island and from the top, enjoy a fantastic overview
Meetings with locals will liven up your experience : visit to an oyster farm, to the wine-cooperative (Cognac and Pineau), to a soap factory – soap made from asse’s milk)…