By Angélique Dalsace

Ile de Ré is an island off the west coast of France near La Rochelle. Joanna Symons, travel writer for the Telegraph, sums up this exquisite corner of the French Atlantic coast very well: Ile de Ré is a popular spot, especially for the Parisians who flock here every summer. This small island is made up of dunes and pine forests. Considered a French version of the Hamptons, the island is a quiet, discreet antidote, a breath of fresh air from city life. What would you think of flying to the Ile de Ré airport in a private plane?

Airport La Rochelle Ile de Ré

Locations and activities

The island is known for its harbor towns and villages, long golden beaches and well-marked rural cycle paths that will have you winding your way through vineyards and cornfields and across the vast Atlantic horizon.
Looking for a little more adventure? Indulge in water sports such as kayaking or sailing. Try new activities such as scuba diving. For your culture, don’t miss the not-to-be-missed “Fort Boyard“. This historic fortress, formerly a prison, became famous thanks to the television series bearing its name. You can also visit the salt marshes: salt producers perpetuate ancestral techniques that have hardly changed since the Middle Ages.


Le Chat Botté: Located in Saint-Martin-de-Ré, this restaurant is renowned for its creative cuisine and unique flavours. The menu features a selection of seasonal dishes, highlighting the island’s local produce. The cat’s story began in the 1920s, after which three generations followed in the restaurant’s kitchen.

La Baleine Bleue: Located in Saint-Clément-des-Baleines, this restaurant offers a breathtaking view of the sea. It offers fresh seafood dishes, local specialties and refined French cuisine.

Ile de Ré first choice destination


There are many hotels to choose from for your stay on the Ile de Ré. The island is very popular with tourists, so there are many different facilities. The hotel Les Vignes de la Chapelle is the perfect place to relax by the pool and enjoy a well-deserved holiday.

Les Vignes de la Chapelle, Ile de Ré

Private plane to airport Ile de Ré

The Ile de Ré is accessible by bridge from La Rochelle. La Rochelle aerodrome is about 15 minutes from the town. Taxis and buses can take you to the island in less than an hour. Find out about all the airports in the vicinity of the Ile de Ré here.

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