Ile de re

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  1. Antony bleasdale

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    is there places for wild camping or aires for stop overs, planning a trip but don't want to commit to stay on sites
     
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    These are the CamperContact aires:

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    Have a look at - www.wildcamping.co.uk – and see the comments on their forums.

    We went last year (there's a toll of €16 to cross the bridge with free return) and the Aire we stayed was the worst Aire we've visited.

    It was chock-a-block, overpriced and the facilities on the Aire were not working or in filthy condition and in our opinion not worth a revisit.

    There are probably better Aires on the Island but if you walk anywhere watch out for cyclists and dog shite everywhere.

    I expect others have had a wonderful holiday on the Island but we won't be going back again.
     
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    Plenty of Aires lovely island well worth a visit. Great cycling great beaches we love it there.
     
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    Sorry Keith but your link is in violation of rule 3
     
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    @Techno100
    Seeing your links to Riverdoux brings back memories we stayed on the Aire right alongside the beach it was fabulous.
    @bungy and I were sat outside having a glass or 2 one evening when this huge insect arrived and started visiting all the flowers. Turned out it was a hummingbird moth Darryl has some pics I think.
    Handy spot for visiting La Rochelle as well, toll is a bit pricey but eh!! its the same for everyone.
    Also bought the nicest honey I've ever tasted in a local market on the island.
     
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    Quote - Sorry Keith but your link is in violation of rule 3

    Could you please enlighten me on Rule 3?
     
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    Hi Antony bleasdale, I know you said wild sites or aire's, but we stayed on a municipal campsite at St Marie de Re , right on the coast ,literally on the beach parked on hard sand or beach just thru the gate (beach a bit rugged an good for moules) site basic but ok
     
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    As someone who hasn't been to the Ile de Re how is it different from the Ile d'oleron which is free to get to? :)
     
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    I can only say as we have found , been to Ile'de Oleron once, returned to Ile de Rae many times, never once begrudged the toll over the bridge. For me Ile de Rae is about the cycle ways linking everywhere on the Island practically traffic free. The beautiful little harbours all different in there own way. The beaches are excellent, I don't think I could go to the area without a week on Ile de Rae. But without bikes I think it would be different.
     
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    We stopped on the one right near the town , easy walking distance, we didn't have to pay, so can't comment on the price, maybe still free don't know.

    Edit Obviously mean the town in the op title
     
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    Decided to visit last year for a couple of days, stayed almost two weeks (on sites) what a wonderful gem of a place. Going back this year, its a cyclist and walker paradise (based on our out of high season stay).
     
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    We loved the Ile de Rae although we did go high season and it was very busy with holiday makers from Paris . Great cycling and tracks and towns and villages and beaches.booked a site because it was so busy . Did the Ile de Ron the year before not so picturesque but we cycled to fort Boyard and caught the ferry to La Rochelle for the day! Happy days just going to check out my diaries and relive the memories!
     
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    Thanks! Will be useful to put names to places when we travel next summer! Happy days !
     
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    First time we went we arrived at the first aire across the bridge, absolutely dire, sardine land and wire fencing everywhere. Ended up on an aire nr st martins which cost 14 euros ! Too dark and waste of toll to leave. So glad we stayed tho. Been back annually ever since as it is so beautiful and we can cycle everywhere. However we use acsi sites all the time now. There are a few other aires but not tried them. Well worth the toll and there are regular buses to La Rochelle if you fancy it :) Tho we used the municipal site there.
     
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