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Every week, Ile de Ré Holiday Homes picks its favourites amongst the many events happening this week on the island. If you would like more information on one of these events, please do not hesitate to contact us!


  • Tour of Saint Martin’s war fortifications – May 24th, Saint Martin de RéSaint Martin fortifications

This is something that is hard to notice but if you take a bit of height you will see that Saint Martin’s fortifications are star-shaped. Whether on a tour or on a walk on your own, make sure you admire St Martin’s city fortifications, erected by engineer Vauban under King Louis XIV, and are now classified under UNESCO.

€6,50/person, €3/4-12, free/under 4. Please book your visit at St Martin’s tourist office, the tour starts at 10h30. For more information, please email


Porte des Campani
17410 St Martin de Ré


  • Celebrate Nature on the Ile de Ré – until May 22nd, Le Bois Plage en Ré

Wonderful 4-day event on the island as everybody celebrates nature through an exhibition that displays the beauty of the region’s fauna and flora! Takes place every day from May 18th to 22nd between 10h and 18h.

Camping Sunêlia – Interlude
17580 Le Bois Plage en Ré


Abbaye des Chateliers

  • Guided tour of the Abbaye des Châteliers – May 25th, La Flotte

Founded by Cistercian monks in the 12th century, the Abbaye des Châteliers is one of the largest abbeys in western France and an iconic monument of the Ile de Ré – you can’t miss it as you drive passed it on your way to Saint Martin.

For timings and bookings please go to La Maison du Platin museum (address below), their website is

4 Cours Félix Fauré
17630 La Flotte


  • The continent to island swim – May 28th, Rivedoux-PlageIle de Ré swim

Well if you need to spice up your Ile de Ré holiday with a challenge, here’s a good one for you: take part in the 3.2km swim from the continent to the island! That’s right, La Rochelle’s subaqua club are organising this big event which involves hundreds of participants swimming from the French mainland coast to the shores of Rivedoux-Plage.

For more information, please visit


17940 Rivedoux-Plage


  • Discover oyster farming – May 26th, La Flotte en Ré

Oysters are just another example of Ile de Ré’s impressive food and culinary heritage. After a brief history of oyster farming on the island, you will be taken through what it is like to work in an oyster park and how it is managed. To book your place please contact Maison du Platin (address below) at

Ile de Ré oysters

4 cours Félix Fauré
17630 La Flotte en Ré

For more information, visit Ile de Ré’s official website.