What to see, what to do in La Flotte
Insular city belonging to the network of “Villages of stones and water” and classified in the “Most beautiful villages of France”, the Fleet has developed around its port successively vocation of trade, fishing and pleasure. Lively and particularly lively place in tourist season, the port of La Flotte serves as part of a sound and summer summer light and hosts many concerts throughout the summer. The medieval market with wood shed calls each morning local producers in a unique setting. Among the key sites of La Flotte are the remains of the Abbey of Chateliers, Fort La Prée, the oldest fortification of the island, or the Church of St. Catherine. The Ecomuseum “La Maison du Platin” at La Flotte is devoted to maritime history, fishing and the traditions of the Reichs. The streets of the city also offer you beautiful surprises between 18th century houses to admire, boutique shops and art galleries.
In summer, the port of La Flotte is the place of all appointments: a permanent stage hosts evening concerts and shows for all audiences. The day, we walk there to observe the procession of boats and admire the old rigs, many of which are classified as historical monuments. The market of charm, of medieval inspiration with its shed of wood and its paved courtyard, is today mythical: do not miss to make a turn in the morning during your stay there. If you spend a holiday on the island of Ré with your family, enjoy the activities and workshops offered by La Maison de Platin: the program of your summer, introduction to fishing on foot, treasure hunts, guided tours of nearby sites or even creative workshops. At La Flotte, it is also possible to practice various water activities including renting boats for a sea excursion.