Location: Atlantic Ocean
Area: 85 km2
Length: 30 km
Width: 5 km
Highest point: Peu des Aumonts
Île de Ré is an island off the west coast of France near La Rochelle, on the northern side of the Pertuis d'Antioche strait.
The island is part of the Charente Maritime département, in the Poitou-Charentes région. The island is also a part of the Charente-Maritime's 1st constituency.
The area is a popular tourist destination. The island have a constant light breeze, and the water temperature is generally cool. The island is surrounded with gently sloping, sandy beaches, which are a real treat for families and tourists.