Referenced among the most beautiful villages of France, Ars-en-Ré takes place in Charente-Maritime, in region New-Aquitaine. Located at the eastern end of the island of Ré, it is part of the arrondissement of La Rochelle, and has been registered with the Villages of stones and water, label organized by the General Council.
With a direct view of the Atlantic Ocean, the commune of Ars-en-Ré is today mainly focused on seaside and natural tourism. Born in the eleventh century of the salt marshes, it knew a very important port during the time of the salt, until the twentieth century. Even today, about sixty people exploit this salt production.
Visitors to the island appreciate the quietness of Ars-en-Ré, as well as its exceptional architectural heritage, which has earned it the status of one of the most beautiful villages in the country. Calm in normal times, the island community is experiencing a greater animation as of the arrival of the summer period. The local gastronomy also attracts many visitors eager to discover the pineau, the potatoes or the fleur de sel.