Farther afoot – Ile de Ré

Ile de Ré - St. Martin

Ile de Ré – St. Martin

 

Ile de Ré, celebrating La Nuit Américaine in La Flotte

Ile de Ré, celebrating La Nuit Américaine in La Flotte

 

Ile de Ré - La Flotte

Ile de Ré – La Flotte

 

Ile de Ré - bikes everywhere!

Ile de Ré – bikes everywhere!

 

Ile de Ré - market at La Noue

Ile de Ré – market at La Noue

 

Ile de Ré

Ile de Ré

 

Ile de Ré

Ile de Ré

 

 

Ile de ré - Oysters and Mussels and Brioche oh my!

Ile de ré – Oysters and Mussels and Brioche oh my!

 

A mini blog about Ile de Ré.   I’ll mostly let the photos speak for themselves because the island was so picturesque and LOVELY!  I had a hard time editing the photos down to just a few.  All the things that are said about the island’s quaint charm are true.  We passed through the villages of La Flotte, St. Martin, and La Noue  – all special and adorable.  Among the many highlights of the trip: eating oysters, riding bikes through the villages, and viewing the superb firework show for La Nuit Américaine, which was a tribute to both the American Army liberating France 70 years ago and Nicolas Martiau, who is an ancestor of George Washington.  The strong American-French connection was shining through.

I only wish I had more than a weekend.  If you have a chance – go, and take me with you!

 

 

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