Located at the end of the Ile de Ré, at the entrance to the Lilleau des Niges nature reserve, the village of Les Portes-en-Ré will seduce you with its surrounding nature, its gentle way of life and its chic atmosphere without being snobbish. An essential stopover during your stay on the Ile de Ré, only 10 minutes from the campsite Le Camp du Soleil.
A star village on the Ile de Ré
Nestled on the north coast at the western end of the island, Les Portes en Ré is considered the 'posh' village of the island. Many celebrities and celebrities take up residence here in the summer. The Place de la Liberté is one of the most prominent places. There are many decorative shops, cafés and restaurants where you can stroll on the terrace. There is a nice market every morning in the summer.
If you prefer cultural activities, you can visit the church of Saint-Eutrope, the former station of the little train of the island of Ré or the salt shed of the old port of Portes. History buffs will want to take a walk to the Portes redoubt, to the east of the village. This 38m square building, which was built by Vauban, was constructed at the end of the 17th century to prevent any landing on the Banc du Bûcheron and access to the Fier d'Ars. Take the opportunity to visit the chapel of the Redoubt, dedicated to Our Lady of the Sailors, erected in 1674 at the Pointe des Portes.
Some of the most beautiful beaches on the Ile de Ré
The other asset of the village of Les Portes-en-Ré is its magnificent beaches. These include the Petit Bec beach, the Lizay beach, the Gros Jonc beach and the Trousse-Chemise beach. Here, all the water sports pleasures are available: swimming, sailing, kitesurfing, paddle, sea kayaking, windsurfing, sea fishing... Are you a surfing fan? You'll find what you're looking for on the Lizay beach, the Petit Bec and Diamond Head, three popular spots for surfers.
A wild and preserved nature
Between beaches, forests and marshes, Les Portes en Ré is a protected village, surrounded by a generous nature. The cycle track takes you as close as possible to the Lilleau des Niges nature reserve, a real jewel of biodiversity and a bird paradise. You then cycle through the salt marshes to reach the Maison du Fier, set up in an old salt works. The place hosts exhibitions on the fauna, flora and landscapes of the island.
You can also take advantage of your camping holiday near Les Portes-en-Ré to walk through the Lizay forest and the Trousse-Chemise small wood sung by Charles Aznavour. To the north, you will discover the banc du Bûcheron, a long sandy spit which is revealed at low tide at the entrance to the Fier d'Ars. A perfect place to drop anchor, swim or unfold your picnic tablecloth. However, be careful not to get trapped by the rising tide!
Your campsite near Les Portes en Ré
Would you like to spend a camping holiday near Les Portes-en-Ré? Our 3-star campsite Le Camp du Soleil opens the doors of its cottages and mobile homes on the Ile de Ré. Closer to nature? Discover our bare pitches for a stay under canvas, in a caravan or motor home. Available to campers: a covered and heated swimming pool, a restaurant with terrace, take-away meals, bike hire, wifi access and many other services for an unforgettable camping holiday on the Ile de Ré!