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Tourism: what to visit on the Ile de Ré?



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Tourism: what to visit on the Ile de Ré?

In 2021, Charente-Maritime was one of the most popular departments for summer holidays. Live from the Ile de Ré, journalist Marie Just give his shots heart, especially the view from the Whales Lighthouse.

Live from the Ile de Ré (Charente Maritime)the journalist Marie Justet advises to visit the Whale Lighthouse, built in 1864. “You have to be a little sporty, there are 257 steps to climb (…) but the view is really worth it. At 53 m high, it’s a bit like the end of the world with the Atlantic Ocean as far as the eye can see”relates the journalist. The lighthouse is open all year round for visits.

The other emblem of the Ile de Ré, “it’s the donkey in panties”says Marie Justet. “The getup may seem a little folkloric, but it was much less so in the past because it served as protection for donkeys against mosquito bites during agricultural work”she explains. From now on, “they are more organized walks, reserved for children and, as a result, it makes for beautiful, very original souvenir photos”concludes the journalist.

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