scenes from Île de ré, france


A few days ago I featured a house on Île de Ré. Today’s post gives you a little bit more information about this island off the west coast of France, which is a lovely holiday destination. There are 10 villages on the island, each with its own character. Saint Martin is the capital where glamorous boutiques and antique shops hidden in its tiny lanes can be found, alongside good restaurants and bistros. The town of La Flotte is well known for its vibrant outdoor market.


House are painted white with shutters of duck egg blue or sea green. The government doesn’t allow development over two storeys and all new buildings must be build in the same style as the remainder of the island.


(images from Cote Maison)

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