Located in the heart of the Atlantic coast, the Ile de Ré is a little paradise that we would love to help you discover during your holiday on our campsite.
32 km long with with a population of 18,000 year-round, rising to over 150,000 in the height of summer, the island has 10 villages, all of them absolutely charming and wonderful to explore.
A former lobster fishing village, St-Clément-des-Baleines is bordered to the west by the wild coast, to the east by the salt marshes and to the north by the immense beach of the Conche des Baleines and its lighthouse. You can also enjoy getting away from it all thanks to the miles of cycle tracks through the vineyards, the fields of new potatoes, and the salt marshes; and you can give in to tempting culinary escapades during your holiday.
What to do in Saint-Clément des Baleines?
The centre of the village of Saint Clément is located 800 m from the campsite. You will discover its church square where a local produce market is held every day in July and August, and on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays in low season. Its press and bicycle hire service are also available daily over the summer season from April to the end of September.
Other activities are also available near La Plage campsite:
- Tennis 50 m away
- Equestrian centre 1 km away
- Pony Club for children 800 m away
- Sailing school just 100 m away in July and August on La Conche beach
- Thalasso 4 km away
- 9-hole golf course 5 km away
Travelling to Portes-en-Ré
The 20-minute bike ride from Saint-Clément-des-Baleines to Les Portes-en-Ré provides the opportunity to cross the island’s countryside and salt marshes. A stop on the way at the Maison du Fier is a particularly good chance to find out more about the the rich biodiversity on the island.
The narrowest passage of the island, in the heart of the salt marshes, Ars en Ré has been classified as one of the “Most Beautiful Villages of France”, with its church dating from the 12th and 13th centuries, overlooked by its black and white bell tower. It takes about 20 minutes by bike to ride there from the campsite. Then you can wander through the flower-filled alleys, stroll around the port, watch the movement of the boats and hear about the local history.
Visit La Couarde-sur-Mer
In the heart of “Ré La Blanche”, La Couarde-sur-Mer was the island’s first renowned seaside resort. This village’s popularity is due in part to the charm and authenticity of the place, but also to its 5 km of beaches which are among the most beautiful on the Atlantic coast.
Awarded the “Cittaslow” label, the Loix peninsula is home to the smallest village on the island where living well is the order of the day. The pace of life has moved to the rhythm of salt production since the 14th century, and today environmental protection is a major focus. A visit to Loix is an opportunity to see its church, market and port, and the old tide mill nearby.