Ars-en-Ré lies at the westernmost tip of the island called Ile de Ré and can be spotted thanks to its church steeple whose 40-m high, black and white spire still serves as a landmark for sailors. The village grew up around the salt marshes in the 11C and 60 salt workers still farm the Fier d’Ars salt marshes today.

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Information : Tourist Office - Tel : +33 (0)5 46 09 00 55

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Must-sees and must-dos

  • Church of Saint Etienne
  • Visit of the church steeple and the salt marshes
  • "L’Huîtrière de Ré" oyster farm



  • By the waterside : Atlantic Ocean
  • Gastronomy : Oysters, potatoes and finest sea salt
  • Wine : Pineau

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