You can enjoy meandering through the narrow streets which are bursting with little boutiques, antiques and specialist shops, a spot of lunch and people watching in the village square 'Place Trarieux' at one of the cafes or restaurants under the shade of the ancient lime trees.
For those looking for more energetic pastimes at the foot of the village where the River Dronne meets the meadows, there is a river beach, restaurant and Kayak hire on the River Dronne.
Harbour villages and cycle paths adorn this exquisite corner of France’s Atlantic coast, this island situated just off the coast of La Rochelle and boasts as many hours of sunshine as the Cote d'Azur, but that is all it has in common with the glitzy South of France. In Ile de Re the best form of transport is the bicycle to explore the many cycle paths that take you from the miles of golden beaches adorning the Atlantic coastline to the bustling port town of St Martin de Re where you can sample some of the best seafood know to man.
This is not the summer bolt hole for well healed Parsisiansfor nothing.. the French version of the Hamptons and all just a day trip away from Maison st Louis