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Guidebook for La Flotte

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Guidebook for La Flotte

Shopping
Local bicycle hire shop with 10% discount when renting the property
Cycland
17 Rue du Marché
Local bicycle hire shop with 10% discount when renting the property
Inspiring interior decoration store with a beautiful collection of desirable items, including the fabulous models of island birds made by the store owner
Migration
8 Quai Nicolas Baudin
Inspiring interior decoration store with a beautiful collection of desirable items, including the fabulous models of island birds made by the store owner
Food Scene
Amazing ice cream parlour
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la Martinière
9 Quai de Sénac
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Amazing ice cream parlour
Wonderful wonderful food by the fabulous chef Laurent Favier. Opening times vary by season. Booking a table is highly recommended.
Chai Nous Comme Chai Vous
1 Rue de la Garde
Wonderful wonderful food by the fabulous chef Laurent Favier. Opening times vary by season. Booking a table is highly recommended.
Lovely easy going restaurant with wonderful food and charming staff.
Restaurant Les Pieds dans l'Eau
Lovely easy going restaurant with wonderful food and charming staff.
That amazing ice cream parlour in La Flotte has a bigger sister in St Martin... with Waffles to add to the available fayre.
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La Martinière
19 Quai de la Poithevinière
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That amazing ice cream parlour in La Flotte has a bigger sister in St Martin... with Waffles to add to the available fayre.
A fabulous daily market selling fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh fish and meat, and pre-prepared meals. Also offering a range of local food products and wine, a lovely coffee hut plus clothes and good quality gift products. Open daily from about 9am - 1pm.
Rue du Marché
A fabulous daily market selling fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh fish and meat, and pre-prepared meals. Also offering a range of local food products and wine, a lovely coffee hut plus clothes and good quality gift products. Open daily from about 9am - 1pm.
Everything Else
The local Office de Tourism in La Flotte with lots of information about local events and sightseeing
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Bureau d'Informations Touristiques de La Flotte
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The local Office de Tourism in La Flotte with lots of information about local events and sightseeing
Le Phare de Ré is the local newspaper for the island and provides a comprehensive listing of weekly events for each village as well as local news and information
Le Phare de Ré
15 Quai Job Foran
Le Phare de Ré is the local newspaper for the island and provides a comprehensive listing of weekly events for each village as well as local news and information
The 'town' beach in La Flotte which is within easy walking distance of the house. Ideal for small children, sandy but can get very busy in summer.
Plage de l'Arenault
The 'town' beach in La Flotte which is within easy walking distance of the house. Ideal for small children, sandy but can get very busy in summer.
St Martin is the capital of the island. Designed by Napolean's architect Vauban, it's a UNESCO World Heritage site and has much to offer. It's about 4Km away on the coastal path from La Flotte.
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Saint-Martin-de-Ré
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St Martin is the capital of the island. Designed by Napolean's architect Vauban, it's a UNESCO World Heritage site and has much to offer. It's about 4Km away on the coastal path from La Flotte.
Loix is a quite village and best visited by taking bikes and cycling the coastal path from St Martin. The coast is nature reserve and mud flats and, whilst a fairly long ride, beautiful.
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Loix
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Loix is a quite village and best visited by taking bikes and cycling the coastal path from St Martin. The coast is nature reserve and mud flats and, whilst a fairly long ride, beautiful.
Ré is apparently French slang for the 'crack of the arse' so a village called Ars seems fitting! Quite a large village with a beautiful church, some good retail options, restaurants and quay side.
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Ars-en-Ré
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Ré is apparently French slang for the 'crack of the arse' so a village called Ars seems fitting! Quite a large village with a beautiful church, some good retail options, restaurants and quay side.
Les Portes is at the far end of the island but worth the drive. It's a very pretty village with a stunning ancient church with galleries, shops and restaurants.
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Les Portes-en-Ré
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Les Portes is at the far end of the island but worth the drive. It's a very pretty village with a stunning ancient church with galleries, shops and restaurants.
The airport! Convenient for the island and bijoux in its proportions.
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Aéroport La Rochelle (LFBH)
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The airport! Convenient for the island and bijoux in its proportions.
The train station at La Rochelle. Trains to Paris take approximately 3 hours and the station itself makes quite a statement with it's Belle Epoque lavish style.
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Gare de La Rochelle
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The train station at La Rochelle. Trains to Paris take approximately 3 hours and the station itself makes quite a statement with it's Belle Epoque lavish style.
If you are driving into La Rochelle, the easiest place to park is in the underground car park at Place de Verdun.
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Place de Verdun
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If you are driving into La Rochelle, the easiest place to park is in the underground car park at Place de Verdun.
Sightseeing
The lighthouse from which the local newspaper takes it's name. A beautiful architectural example with an elaborate and much photographed spiral staircase.
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Phare des Baleines
155 Allée du Phare
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The lighthouse from which the local newspaper takes it's name. A beautiful architectural example with an elaborate and much photographed spiral staircase.
If the weather is good, leaving the island rarely feels like an imperative. But La Rochelle is a delightful city to visit, rich in naval history and beautifully maintained.
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La Rochelle
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If the weather is good, leaving the island rarely feels like an imperative. But La Rochelle is a delightful city to visit, rich in naval history and beautifully maintained.
The 'other side of the island' is where the golden, sandy beaches are and they are in abundance. The beaches by Les Bois Plages are most certainly worth a visit.... and accessible by bike or car!
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Plage de Gros Joncs
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The 'other side of the island' is where the golden, sandy beaches are and they are in abundance. The beaches by Les Bois Plages are most certainly worth a visit.... and accessible by bike or car!
Essentials
Located between La Flotte and St Martin, a good quality supermarket offering all that you need... from a supermarket. It is also possible to rent cars from Leclerc.
E.Leclerc Saint-Martin-de-Ré
Located between La Flotte and St Martin, a good quality supermarket offering all that you need... from a supermarket. It is also possible to rent cars from Leclerc.