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Experience in Loix : Discover the village by bike
The Loix peninsula is a mosaic of landscapes between land and sea with 14 kilometers of coastline bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, the Fier d'Ars and the salt marshes.
The best way to discover the Loix peninsula is by bike. When you arrive, you start on the northwest coast with the Verdonnais fish lock, which can be discovered at high tide, and is one of the last examples of stone fisheries dating from the Middle Ages. An activity to do absolutely in company of the head of the lock, to tell you all its history!
Back on your bike, you must go to the heart of the village to discover the Sainte-Catherine church, nestled in its lime trees. For the amateurs, at the end of the day, the petanque players take over the place for a convivial moment to share.
A few steps from the church you will find the village market, where you will find all the local delicacies to taste before leaving, an experience not to be missed.
Once the basket is well filled, get back on your bike and head for the craft village to visit the soap factory, the honey factory, or the bookbinding workshop, a living heritage company.
Then, ride towards the Pointe du Grouin, to discover the Fort du Grouin, which overlooks the place and adds a picturesque character to this haven of peace. At the back of the Fort, its small pebble beach is a popular place where vacationers let their imagination run wild. Even if some people pile up the pebbles, it is important to preserve the beautiful environment of the Ile de Ré and not to engage in a pebble pile contest.
After taking the time to appreciate this haven of peace, leave to admire the Domaine des Tourettes, remarkable by its imposing towers. It is in the image of the great residences of the XVIIIth century that one can find on the island.
The next stop of your walk will be at the village harbor and its tide mill, the last and magnificent vestige of the golden age of the salt trade, where the wooden footbridge at the back of the building offers one of the most beautiful panoramas of the island.
Activities in Loix : discover the salt marshes
For a complete Loix experience, you can't leave without visiting the salt marshes!
For more than a thousand years, salt, or the "white gold" of the island, has been cultivated in the salt marshes by passionate salt workers in different villages, including Loix. It is harvested by hand in the greatest respect of ancestral traditions.
To complete your experience in Loix, we have a few suggestions for you: how about escaping, by canoe or paddle, by going for an unforgettable trip in the Fier d'Ars or in the salt marshes? Or to assist to the harvesting of the white gold in the salt marshes and to discover the work of passionate salt workers? For the most courageous, and on the occasion of the port festival, to go racing in the mud?