The Ile de Re is a beautiful, unspoilt and fiercely protected island, connected to the mainland and La Rochelle by a magnificent 3 km bridge.
Discover the island's beautiful and sandy beaches, and the ten villages each with their own unique character. The gorgeous harbour towns at St Martin, La Flotte and Ars are particularly worth visiting - here you can find wonderful restaurants, fresh food markets and chic shopping.
For those wanting some serious pampering, the Thalasso therapy centre is only a short walk from the house.
The island is also renowned for its salt marshes, oyster beds and bird life, and at the top of the island is the famous Phare de Baleine lighthouse.
One of the best ways to discover the island is by bike on the specially designated cycle routes (100km of them!)