A delightful hotel for your holiday on the Île de Re
‘Île sous le Vent’ is evocative of distant shores. However, the ‘island under the wind’ is also wonderfully located because it is only 4 hours by train or car from Paris, and a brief taxi ride from La Rochelle airport. Just across the bridge from La Rochelle, discover the Île de Ré and its delights. Enjoy the sunny micro-climate of the island with its amazing colours. Between tamarisks, hollyhocks and cypresses, the houses of the Île de Ré are on a human scale. The white walls reflect a sun that captures the essence of the salt pans and the umbrella pines of the Atlantic coast invite you to relax beneath them...
The coasts of Charente Maritime are among the most beautiful beaches of the Atlantic. For children it is a wonderful environment for outdoor games and walks, and for adults it is the certainty of peace and quiet.
The hotel is like a house where you will be welcomed like a personal guest. It is situated among the vineyards of Sainte-Marie de Ré, which has been recognized as an ‘Eco-Station’ since 2002. Our bright and comfortable hotel is located on the edge of the charming village of Sainte Marie de Re with its traditional houses and narrow meandering lanes, and is also only five minutes walk to the beach.
One way of discovering the island is by bicycle : For the energetic might we suggest a ride, on one of the many dedicated cycling paths of the island, to Saint Martin en Ré, from where you can progress to Ars en Ré, and onwards to the Lileau des Niges Nature Reserve where the ocean and the land mix to welcome the migratory birds. You can also visit the lighthouse of the Whales, which sits proudly in front of the ocean, or the renowned Thalassotherapy Centre, which is only 2 kilometres away.
You can return to the hotel via Le Bois Plage en Ré, and cross the vineyards in a leisurely manner....
Xavier and Katia welcome you to the hotel, which is also their home, and will ensure a relaxing and comfortable stay. The house breakfast is served in the lounge, or even better, in the shade of a large parasol by the pool !
We offer a unique, fine and gourmet seafood menu. Our celebrated restaurant is renowned on the island for the inventive cuisine of Xavier Manifet, who draws his inspiration from the ocean, the land and the wide variety of produce of the Île de Re and Charente Maritime.
The restaurant can be booked or hired all the year.