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Les Portes-en-Ré

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Charente-Maritime

Les Portes-en-Ré - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Charente-Maritime

Between ocean, salt marshes and forests, this charming village opens its doors and offers its relaxed lifestyle, authenticity and warm relations with its inhabitants. Located at the far end of the island making it its uniqueness and charm, the village is revealed in unspoiled nature and wild.

Forget your car the time of this call, be enchanted by foot or bicycle, by the unspoilt nature of the area around the village. Enjoy time that passes on its sandy beaches or dreaming in the "small wood kit shirt", hummed by Charles Aznavour. Unless you prefer to discover the fauna and flora. In this privileged and protected place, enjoying exceptional sunshine, the numerous cycle paths allow you to enjoy the true nature and travel the bird sanctuary "Lilleau of Niges", one of the largest in Europe.

The young and old will love having fun on gently sloping beaches, Sporty types and sea pleasures: fishing, swimming, sailing, surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing or golf, tennis, equestrian and bowling... But if this particular universe between sea and forests should not make you forget the heart of the village.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLes Portes-en-Ré
Tourism label
Latitude46.2500012 (N 46° 15’ 0”)
Longitude-1.4833362 (W 1° 29’ 0”)
Surface area8.51 km²
Population624 inhabitants
Density73 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLa Rochelle (44 km, 55 min)
Insee code17286
IntercommunalityCC de l'Ile de Ré

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Clément-des-Baleines7.2 km (11 min)
Ars-en-Ré9.5 km (12 min)
Loix18.8 km (23 min)
La Couarde-sur-Mer20 km (25 min)
Le Bois-Plage-en-Ré22 km (29 min)
Saint-Martin-de-Ré23 km (29 min)
La Flotte27 km (34 min)
Sainte-Marie-de-Ré32 km (38 min)
Rivedoux-Plage36 km (43 min)
L'Houmeau46 km (53 min)
Nieul-sur-Mer48 km (55 min)
Saint-Denis-du-Payré85 km (1h27)
Saint-Michel-en-l'Herm86 km (1h29)

Things to see and do

Let your steps lead you randomly abundance of flowers that offer a surprising discovery of the local heritage. And do not miss the daily market season on the Freedom Square where you will find all the delights of the island of Ré: AOC potatoes, oysters Kit Shirt, salt, jams and much more pleasures for your taste buds.

The light, the colors that are found across the salt marshes have inspired many painters who have tried to translate all this good life.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities

The major events organized by the Tourist Office of Portes-en-Ré:


Stroll along the reserve of Lilleau Niges
Stroll along the reserve of Lilleau Niges
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The Saint-Eutrope Church
The Saint-Eutrope Church
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Kit Shirt Forest
Kit Shirt Forest
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The range of the Patache
The range of the Patache
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La Maison du Fier (museum, flora and fauna of the island of Ré)
La Maison du Fier (museum, flora and fauna of the island of Ré)
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salt marshes
salt marshes
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The impasse Gorge Blue
The impasse Gorge Blue
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Well Tourette
Well Tourette
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Les Portes-en-Ré (© Sébastien Gaborit)
Les Portes-en-Ré (© Sébastien Gaborit)
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Internship at an art enameller
Arts and Crafts45 € to 65 € Ars-en-Ré (5.2 km)
Visit the Farm Animals
Nature and the great outdoors6 € to 9 € Avrillé (25 km)
Tandem parachute jump in Vendée
Sports sensations280 € Château-d'Olonne (31 km)
Jet Ski hire at Sables d’Olonne
Sports sensations110 € to 260 € Les Sables-d'Olonne (37 km)
Supervised sea kayaking
Sports sensations7 € to 70 € Fouras (42 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Laves Wood
HikeEasy1h00La Taillée (45 km)
The Lock trail
HikeEasy2h00Olonne-sur-Mer (45 km)
Mountain biking trail in Brem-sur-Mer
Cycling itineraryIntermediate3h00Brem-sur-Mer (47 km)
Circuit n°7 - la chaize giraud
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate50 minLandevieille (51 km)
The Saint-Trojan miniature train
Rail itineraryEasy1h30Saint-Trojan-les-Bains (51 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals