A wonderful island in the Bay of Biscay, Île de Ré is a great destination for those who enjoy holidays by the ocean and in touch with a nature that is wild, rugged and beautiful. The island is connected to the mainland with a bridge, making it an easy place to reach if you are driving. The beauty of the landscape is matched by an equally wonderful and laid back atmosphere: the villages on the island are pleasant and fun, home to amazing food markets and surrounded by marshes, vineyards and beautiful beaches. Île de Ré is also ideal for those who enjoy riding bikes and horses, as the trails to explore are countless. As this area is very popular with the French in the summer, you might want to visit either in June or in September to avoid the crowds and fully enjoy the wild beauty of the island.