Some places just feel like home. I can’t really explain how it works, but the second you set the foot there, you immediately feel calmer, happier and like everything’s just right. Ile de Ré is definitely one of those places for me.
My love story with the small Atlantic island started when I was a kid (I spent each and every one of my summers there) and it never went away.
It most probably has something to do with the pastel shades of the blinds and the bright, very pure light.
From the beautiful beaches to the lively markets, the salt marshes as far as one can see and the quirky bits here and there, there’s so much to love and there’s no place I’d rather be.
Especially if the plan includes a picnic, followed by some ice cream at La Martinière.
If you’re ever around, do yourself a favour and order a scoop (or three) of their signature salted caramel ice cream. And if you ever need any more tips on visiting this little gem f an island, let me know!
Where’s your happy place? I’d love to visit each and every one of them!