What is there to see and do on Ile de Ré during your camping holiday?
Camp du Soleil has everything you need for the best camping holiday on Ile de Ré. Flit from beaches to villages, pine forests to salt marshes, explore historical sites and enjoy fun-filled activities to try a bit of everything.
A whole host of family-friendly fun
Camping on Ile de Ré means unique experiences and fun-filled activities for the whole family.
With 100km of coast, amazing sunshine and famous for being the most beautiful in the Charente-Maritime, the Ile de Ré beaches attract campers looking for cool vibes and warm sand. You can do more than just swim here: sailing, yachting, sea excursions, windsurfing, surfing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, kitesurfing, scuba diving, shellfish gathering etc.
As for leisure, there's an endless array of bike and footpaths. You can even play your favourite sport such as golf, tennis or horse riding unless you'd rather spend a day chilling out at the spa!
As for food and drink, sample local specialities at the Ile de Ré markets, meet salt merchants who hand-collect "white gold" sea salt from the marshes, wine producers who welcome you to their wineries and oyster breeders who greet you in the tasting huts every day.
Camping holidays in the great outdoors
If you've chosen to go camping on Ile de Ré then you probably want to make the most of being in the great outdoors. Get up close with nature amongst flora and fauna, by the sea, in the dunes or pine forest, in the vineyards or marshes...
The National Lilleau des Niges Nature Reserve in the heart of the salt marshes, a haven for thousands of migrating birds, is a treat for birdwatchers and nature lovers. Learn the history of salt on Ile de Ré on a trip to the salt marsh museum in Loix on the edge of Fier d'Ars.
Lizay Forest near Conche des Baleines and Trousse-Chemise Woods give you a total change of scene. Closer to Ars-en-Ré, Combe à l'Eau Forest, Henri IV Woods near La Couarde and the Évières mountains in Bois-Plage give you even more to explore.
An ideal camping destination to bring nature and culture together
A camping holiday on Ile de Ré means soaking up the local village lifestyle on snug lanes lined with white houses and colourful shutters and alleyways blossoming with climbing roses that hide little gems!
Next door to the campsite, visit Ars-en-Ré, one of the "Most Beautiful Villages in France", famous for its large black and white belltower. A little further away, the Phare des Baleines lighthouse and museum are also must-dos.
Take a trip to Flotte-en-Ré to explore the impressive 12th century Châteliers Abbey ruins founded by Cistercian monks.
Stop in the historic capital Saint-Martin-de-Ré to visit the Vauban fortifications listed as UNESCO World Heritage, the Ernest-Cognacq Museum devoted to Ile de Ré's history and the observatory belltower for unobstructed views of the fortified town.
Take a break at Fort la Prée between Rivedoux-Plage and La Flotte. It was built in 1626 and is the oldest military fort in Ile de Ré!
As you can see, there are so many things to see and do on Ile de Ré that your camping break may well be too short!