What to do in the surrounding? Staying on Ré island offers the opportunity to admire the magnificent beaches and marshes of the destination but this also involves the discovery of the area surrounding this haven of peace and beauty.
Ré island is located in the Atlantic, bordered by the Breton pertuis and the pertuis of Antioch. To get there, you have to take the long bridge that makes the junction between the island and the mainland. Before reaching the bridge in question, you have to go through La Rochelle. This main town of Charente Maritime is not only a must for all holidaymakers, but is also a tourist destination that deserves special attention. Many sights and monuments can be visited to name only the Tours of La Rochelle, the Saint Nicolas tower, the aquarium, the bunker, the maritime museum and much more.
Still in the surroundings of Ré island, there is the national nature reserve of the bay of l'Aiguillon, only 1 hour drive from Saint-Martin-de-Ré. This vast natural area of 5,000 hectares hosts various species of migratory birds, unconditional of these wide expanses of mudflats. Anglers and seashell enthusiasts are numerous to frequent the reserve as well as visitors who come en masse to observe the gorgeble, linoleys, reed warblers and other species of birds.
For some holidaymakers, the stay at Ré island is also the opportunity to visit the neighboring island, Oléron which is a few kilometers to the south. There are many tourist attractions and places of interest that are worth a visit. The boat trips around Oléron offer the possibility to contemplate the majestic Fort Boyard or to make a stopover on the island of Aix. The visit of the nature reserve Moëze-Oléron is also a real treat for the eyes of lovers of nature.