Camping La Grainetière
CAMPSITE AT LA FLOTTE-EN-RÉ
During your holiday at Camping La Grainetière in La Flotte-en-Ré, you will have all the freedom to discover this charming village on the Ile de Ré where you can enjoy a pleasant sunny holiday! Picturesque alleyways, a small port with a gentle village atmosphere, a medieval market as atypical as it is lively, historical monuments among the oldest on the Ile de Ré…
A SHORT TOUR OF THE VILLAGE OF LA FLOTTE
A former fishing village that has now become a charming “Village of stones and water”, La Flotte-en-Ré has everything to please! Campers will enjoy discovering or rediscovering the small flowered alleyways with their typical white houses, strolling in the pedestrian streets of the centre, or sitting on the sunny terraces of the bars and restaurants of the marina from where you can watch the boats coming and going.
On summer evenings, it is here that the festival is in full swing and the village comes alive to the rhythm of fireworks, shows, concerts and dances.
THE MEDIEVAL MARKET OF LA FLOTTE-EN-RÉ IS A MUST
An unmissable rendezvous for floats and floaters as well as holidaymakers, the medieval-inspired market is a real invitation to stroll. Much more than just a market, it is an attraction in itself and a site in its own right that is a must to visit during your camping holiday at La Flotte-en-Ré! In an atypical setting from another time, you will enjoy strolling through the paved courtyard, passing under the arcades and making your way through the covered market in the middle of an anthology of scents and flavours.
For the record, despite appearances, the market does not date back to the Middle Ages. It was built in the 19th century. Still, the magic is working. Tourists are delighted and look twice, so perfect is the illusion!
SET OFF TO ATTACK THE FORT DE LA PRÉE, THE OLDEST MILITARY FORT ON THE ILE DE RÉ!
“Fort de La Prée is the oldest fortress on Île de Ré. It was built in 1625 with stones from the Abbaye des Châteliers and then remodelled by Vauban in 1685 when he commissioned the construction of new, more suitable buildings. There’s a permanent exhibition devoted to the King’s Musketeers and a host of events in summer (children can even dress up as the King’s Guard!).
On the programme: a tour of the arms rooms, the gunpowder room and the chapel, not to mention the fantastic views from the fortifications…”
THE CAMPSITE'S FAVOURITES
- Take advantage of the beautiful Arnérault beach to swim and relax under the blue sky of La Flotte.
- Discover the ruins of the Abbaye des Châteliers, a former Cistercian abbey built in the 13th century.
- Visit the church of Saint Catherine (15th century) classified as a Historic Monument and the bell offered by Cardinal de Richelieu to the parishioners in 1632.
- Sailing school of La Flotte.
HEAD TO THE VILLAGE OF SAINTE-MARIE-DE-RÉ, JUST A SHORT HOP FROM THE CAMPSITE....