Ready-to-camp tent or Arizona? The choice is yours!
All your home comforts amidst unspoilt nature
Enjoy a revitalising holiday surrounded by ocean, pine forest, traditional Ile de Ré villages and salt marshes at Huttopia Ars-en-Ré, just 50m from the beach and 2km from the traditional village of Ars-en-Ré. Here, you can spend your days breathing in the ocean air and the smell of the pine trees, going for walks along the path through the dunes, revelling in a spot of fishing, heading off on bikes to visit the most beautiful villages on the island and coming back for a swim right by the campsite!
Sleep in a pine forest on the edge of the ocean
Explore Ile de Ré by bike
Climb the Phare des Baleines lighthouse to admire the stunning view
All your home comforts amidst unspoilt nature
with your tent, caravan or motorhome
Unwind & spend time together …
WHAT YOUR HOLIDAY AT ARS-EN-RÉ COULD LOOK LIKE
ALL THE USEFUL INFORMATION YOU NEED TO PREPARE YOUR STAY
Activities & Evening entertainment
At Huttopia Ars-en-Ré, near one of the island’s most beautiful beaches and the national forest of La Combe à l’Eau, you can stay close to nature and close to the ocean without sacrificing on comfort. Sleep surrounded by nature but in a proper bed!
5 pax | 2 bedrooms | Bathroom
Do you want the feeling of immersion in nature you get with a tent but with the comfort of a wooden chalet? Then you should go for the Arizona!
With its kitchen, bathroom, two bedrooms and deck looking out onto nature, it will give you an idyllic holiday among the pines.
Equipped kitchen | Electricity | Electric heating | Fan
5 pax | 2 bedrooms
The Classic 5 Tent is ideal for families who want to sleep under canvas but with all their home comforts! It has a lovely deck where you can enjoy the sun and the fresh air.
Kitchenette | Electricity | Fan
THE LITTLE EXTRAS THAT MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE!
Sheets and towels for hire
Must be booked in advance. Subject to availability.
Optional cleaning package
Subject to availability.
Free baby kit (travel cot + high chair)
Outside July and August. Subject to availability.
We know that no two campers camp the same! But whether you like camping as a couple or with the whole clan, in a tent, a caravan or your motorhome, there’s sure to be a pitch for you on the 5.5 hectares of Huttopia Ars-en-Ré.
6 pax | Without electricity
Keep it simple with a traditional camping holiday in a national forest.
6 pax | With electricity
The real camping experience on pitches with electricity, for holidays in the great outdoors but with added comfort.
6 pax | With electricity
Opt for our pitches with the best locations to get maximum space and even a picnic table. The ultimate in comfortable camping so you can fully recharge ready to take on Ile de Ré!
At Huttopia Ars-en-Ré, there are three toilet and shower areas suitable for use by all campers. A baby bathing room is provided for families. Our toilet and shower facilities are also accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Motorhome service area
Fridge and barbecue hire
Subject to availability.
Laundry room with washing machine and dryer
Free baby kits (travel cot + high chair)
Except July and August. Subject to availability.
Enjoy discounted prices and free nights in the early and late season at all the Huttopia Campsites, Onlycamp and Citykamps.
*Price including 1 pitch for 2 people with electricity (+ free animal)
What could be better at the end of a day exploring the island or lazing on the beach than a drink on our deck with friends or family?
Huttopia Ars-en-Ré offers simple, relaxed food along with a selection of local wines and other products to enjoy.
Get together for good times at our Food Corner!
At the end of the day, come and relax on our beautiful deck with its warm and friendly atmosphere and enjoy an ice cream or a nibbles platter. And in summer, you can even get a freshly made pizza for dinner, to eat in or take away.
Fresh bread every morning!
For a delicious start to the day, you can order your bread and pastries the day before. The village bakery delivers to us every morning.
For a good breakfast to eat in so you don’t need to prepare anything, head to our Food Corner, where you can get tea, coffee, juice, bread with butter and jam and pastries.
Fancy eating out?
Don’t hesitate to ask our Camp Managers for their top picks in the area.
Our reception team are on hand throughout your stay to advise you on what not to miss on Ile de Ré: the most beautiful beaches, the best spots for surfing, walking or cycling routes, unmissable attractions and the best local businesses.
You’ll also find a basic grocery shop there with a small selection of local products.
Whether you fancy a relaxing sit-down on the deck, a lively table tennis or volleyball match or a game of skill on the pétanque court, you’ll have everything you need for a fun-filled holiday on the campsite!
Bed linen and towels for hire
End of stay cleaning
Electric mountain bike and bike hire
You can find all the shops you’ll need during your holiday at the village of Ars-en-Ré 2km away from the campsite: bakery, supermarket and markets, grocery shop, pharmacy and other shops to browse.
You’ll love having the ocean right by the campsite!
Make lapping waves the soundtrack to your holiday… We can’t recommend enough getting in the water while you’re here! You don’t need to go far to enjoy the ocean: Radia beach is only 50m from the campsite. Make the most of it and try your hand at shellfish gathering before coming back to enjoy your spoils – you can find clams, crabs and prawns. And, of course, get plenty of swimming in!
Opportunities to explore the natural world, amazing encounters, regional heritage and new experiences await!
Try out the many free activities offered by the campsite.
We run free or subsidised activities 6 days a week.
Storytelling walk through the marshes with Marie-Ange
See oyster farms and salt pits and get lost in Marie-Ange’s tales of oysters and birds on a walk in the salt marshes.
Introduction to shellfish gathering with Pascal
Seafood lovers can try their hand at shellfish gathering with Pascal. As soon as the tide goes out, you’ll get hunting, net in hand, and then come back to taste your spoils.
Observe the night sky in the company of two astronomers, who’ll share with you their knowledge and their passion for our beautiful galaxy.
6 days a week in July and August, experience magical moments with Huttopia’s evening entertainment.
– Concerts: Gypsy jazz or folk rock? There is something for everyone!
– Shows: miming, theatre performances, magic shows…. Adults and children will all be enthralled.
– And lots of other surprises too: local produce discovery evenings, open-air films, games…
There’s no shortage of daytime activities on Ile de Ré. It’s a fantastic destination for anyone who loves water sports or wants to explore and see all the island’s amazing sights by bike or on foot in any season.
Surfing, catamaran sailing, windsurfing, sea kayaking… The island lends itself incredibly well to water sports at both beginner and more advanced levels.
Cycling of course reigns supreme on the island, with all its little cycle paths. And you can do it at any time of year!
The island is packed with amazing examples of heritage: visit some of the fortifications of Vauban (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) in Saint-Martin-de-Ré
Roam freely around Ile de Ré on standard or electric bikes, available for hire at the campsite. This eco-friendly way of getting around is ideal for your trips round the island!
Bike hire available all season for a day or half-day.
Ideas of children’s activities!
The campsite’s two sandy playgrounds give children the chance to have fun and make new friends.
The beach with kids
With the ocean just 50m away from Huttopia Ars-en-Ré campsite, children will love paddling in the water, collecting shells and making pretty sandcastles.
The Nature Activity Book
Explore the natural world as you make your way through the pages of the Activity Book. A fantastic opportunity for parents and children to reconnect through a shared experience!
Each morning in summer (6 days a week) at Huttopia Ars-en-Ré, the 5-12 year olds become Little Trappers as they enjoy fun activities always held out in the heart nature: treasure hunts, wooden hut building, Land’Art, and more!
There’s plenty of opportunities to get active at Huttopia Ars-en-Ré! You can use the pétanque and beach volleyball courts. A table tennis table is provided and you have the chance to have a go at soft archery! You can also hire electric bikes to go and explore the surrounding area.
• Table tennis
• Pétanque court
• Corn Hole
You can of course read a book in the Central Lodge or play a board game or table football.
For curious minds, the Phare des Baleines site has two places that are well worth a visit, both indoors: the lighthouse, one of the highest in France, and the historical museum. You can also call in at Musée Ernest Cognacq, an art and history museum, for a glimpse back in time.
Wine buffs will want to stop off to taste some wines and spirits at one of the island’s wineries, while others will want to take the opportunity to visit the artisanal soap making workshop in the village of Loix.
The treasures of Ile de Ré
Ile de Ré, a gem of the Atlantic
Ile de Ré, known for its well-preserved heritage and peaceful atmosphere, boasts a wide variety of scenery, ranging from vast beaches of fine sand on the edge of the ocean to pine forests and the famous salt marshes.
You’ll love the many water sports on offer on the island and the local gastronomic scene, where the spotlight is on seafood, the island’s wines and other local products.
Huttopia Ars-en-Ré is ideally located for exploring this magnificent island and its traditional villages. Come and experience the relaxed way of life on Ile de Ré for an unforgettable holiday!
Cycling is the best way to get around the island, which has over 100km of cycle paths winding along the coast and through pine forests, salt marshes and alleyways. A wonderful opportunity to explore breathtaking landscapes.
Named one of France’s most beautiful villages, the village of Ars-en-Ré is one of the architectural highlights of the island, where you can wander the cobbled streets, admire the white houses with their coloured shutters and visit historic landmarks such as Saint-Etienne church, built in a mixture of Roman and Gothic styles.
Explore the world of Ile de Ré’s salt marshes, starting with an exhibition explaining how traditional salt production works and finishing off with a guided tour of a working salt marsh. By the end, you’ll know all there is to know about the plants of the marsh and the work of salt manufacturers.
Have a go at some of the water sports the area is known for: between surfing, windsurfing, catamaran sailing and kayaking, there’s endless fun to be had on the ocean. Don’t hesitate to ask our team for the best spots on the island.
Saint-Martin-de-Ré, the historic capital of the island, is a port village protected by ramparts. You’ll love its harbour, pretty streets and flower-filled alleyways. Before you leave, go and see the famous fortifications of Vauban, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
There are plenty of Ile de Ré specialities from both land and sea that you shouldn’t miss if you stay on the island. Stop off at one of the many wineries to taste a Charentais wine or wander round the traditional markets tasting the oysters and local potatoes the island is known for.
What is there to do on Ile de Ré with kids (and the rest of the family)? Here are a few ideas for things to do during your stay on the island.
Head to Parc de la Barbette for rides on the backs of the island’s famous donkeys in trousers. An experience your kids won’t soon forget!
Come face-to-face with over 12,000 marine animals at La Rochelle’s aquarium. The whole family will love being plunged into the world of the oceans for an hour and a half.
Immerse yourself in the nature of Ile de Ré with a visit to the Lilleau des Niges nature reserve, a site which plays host to thousands of migrating birds.