Ars en Ré village of the island of Ré
Formerly known Ars, the town took its current name March the 8th 1962. It was once an important port for the salt (until the early twentieth century) when salt was still taxed (Gabelle).
Charming village on the island of Re surrounded by salt marshes,
Ars en Ré also has a port (the largest of the Ile de Re) at the mouth
the Fier d’Ars. Narrow streets with
flowers, whitewashed houses and ancient Romanesque church half buried but especially
characterized by its white steeple on the black tip useful for sailors or fishermen, Ars
en Ré‘s been elected one of the most “beautiful villages of France”.
The Fier d’Ars
The Fier d’Ars Bay is 800 hectares which is located in the west of the island of Ré, and opens to the northeast in the pertuis Breton. It is surrounded by the municipalities of Saint-Clément-des-Baleines in the west of the Portes-en-Ré north of Ars-en-Ré, and Loix south and east.
Its formation is related to the establishment of the Île de Ré, by the gathering of the three islands.
His crossing is required by a channel to access the port of Ars, it used to be considered as Les Portes’ port. La Patache in the north is an anchorage for boaters and oyster-farmers.
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