The Journal Sud-Ouest*, a local newspaper, devoted an entire report to the current craze for weddings on the Île de Ré.
Excerpts. ‘The Île de Ré is a simple and private place which has seen many couples swear their undying love to each other.
Fine sandy beaches, azure sea, peaceful little villages.
Three key ingredients for a romantic experience which make many couples say: ‘What about going to the Île de Ré for our wedding?’
For some years now, many couples have taken this step. However, the Île de Ré, is not particularly well-equipped...
Les Grenettes (hotel complex) has built its own function room.
Newly-weds come to the Île de Ré in search of glamour. ‘It’s a chic place to invite your friends … In ten years, we shall be able to tell our children where we got married and it’ll sound very romantic’…
Probably the magic ingredients for a wedding on the Île de Ré are the sheer beauty of the place along with the excitement of a special occasion.
Couples who come here to get married are not looking for extravagance.
This is not Saint-Tropez. The Île de Ré is the ideal venue for a charming and country chic wedding.’ * Journal Sud-Ouest 23 August 2010.
Reviews by satisfied newly-weds:
‘They made us feel very welcome and took all our requirements into account in organising the wedding reception... Excellent for a family celebration… The beach is five minutes away and the pool is superb.’
Jacques and Jacqueline, La Rochelle