In summer, the population of Île de Ré increases from 20,000 to 200,000 residents! In addition, from May to November, weekends are full of traffic jams, in one direction and then in the other! So if you are looking for authenticity, it is better to avoid these periods, especially since due to the mild climate enjoyed by the island all year round, the atmosphere generally remains mild in all seasons. It is more the rains that will be to be feared than the cold outside summer. On the island, the mimosas flower in February. If off-season tourism, most campsites are closed, small hotels and guest rooms await you all year round. Bird lovers enjoy three interesting seasons. Nearly 330 species can be observed. In spring and autumn, tens of thousands of migratory birds stop over in the north of the island in the mudflats of the Lilleau des Niges National Reserve. In winter, the Fier d'Ars hosts 50,000 waterfowl.

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