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Bois Plage en Re

The Bois-Plage-en-Ré is one of the most popular seaside resorts on the Ré island. The municipality has a wide expanse of beaches, stretching for 6 kilometers, surrounded by dunes and hidden behind a vast wooded area.

The market halls are home to the largest market on the island, which is daily frequent, selling local produce, but also clothing, beachwear, souvenirs, antiques and much more. The human warmth and conviviality are omnipresent and are qualities appreciated by the tourists who come for their shopping.

The streets, village squares and theaters are sites of various cultural events throughout the year. The inhabitants are proud to say that something always happens at Bois-Plage-en-Ré. There are regular trade shows, exhibitions, competitions, festive events, shows and much more.

The Bois-Plage-en-Ré is also a place where it is good to walk, whether in the vineyards, in the forest or through the winding alleys of the small town where the perfume of the papal roses that grow on the edge floods the atmosphere between May and September.

Invoking Bois-Plage implies talking about its monuments. The most notable are the Malakoff tower, the Bellère mill and the Saint-Barthélémy-du-Bois church. The men and ladies do not fail to praise the splendor of the latter, the beauty of its stained-glass windows with marine motifs and the great value of the objects therein, such as the silver ciborium of 1761, the statute of the virgin with the child which dates from the 18th century, or the picture of the martyr of St. Bartholomew.

Le Bois-Plage is well worth a detour when visiting the Ré island. Its beautiful beaches invite you to relax and the various activities that can be practiced offer enough to take care of for several weeks. The diversity of the landscape is a real treat for the eyes and serves as magnificent backdrops to holiday photos.