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We stayed in La Flotte, and had a pleasant walk to the abbaye in the evening. It was a perfect distance for an easy evening stroll. The grounds were easily accessible, and free to enter! The abbaye is beautiful as you approach it... we took...More
A 45 minute ramble along the coast from La Flotte lies the ruins of this old Abbey. This stands out proud above the flat lands of Ile de Re and it’s position just set back from the cliff edge amidst fields with Skylarks twittering around...More
Visited here on a bike ride from La Flotte. Easy ride there and back via the shoreline. A very pleasant way to spend part of the morning.
The ruins are certainly not Fountains Abbey or Riveaux Abbey but are very easy on the eye and...More
One of the oldest ruins on the island and it's free! Nothing is free on the Ile de Re, everything is over priced - entry fees, food shopping or tastings; and I should know I've lived in France for 15 years.
This must be one of the most photographed spots in western France. As you drive by you cannot ignore the areas of brilliantly coloured poppies with the ruined abbey as a back drop. If you walk into the poppies it can be quite a psychedelic...More