Café-Restaurant du Phare, Saint Clément des Baleines

Situated at the foot of the Lighthouse on the Ile de Ré


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About the place:

The North of the Ile de Ré is an excellent area for birds – there are salt marshes and salt pans where Black-winged Stilts, Bluethroats and Blue-headed Wagtails breed.  The tip of the island, where the lighthouse is situated, is a good spot for sea watching. Kittiwakes nest on the lighthouse. The café and restaurant are very close to the beach as well as the lighthouse and there is a wide range of food available. Many migrant species can be found in the trees and bushes here in autumn.


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Local Wildlife:

  • Kittiwake, Gannet, Blue-headed Wagtail, Nightingale, Black-winged Stilt, Bluethroat, Firecrest, Redstart, Black Redstart, Serin
  • Wide variety of passerines in autumn


  • Garden, lawn, shrubs and trees (Beach out of sight)
  • Views from the large terrace


  • Local seafood and fish a speciality
  • Licensed
  • Open: All year round
  • Accommodation: No


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What Customers say:

  • News: natural surroundings along sea and inland canals, very French

Location: Charente Maritime, France

  • 99, chemin du Pas du Nord – 17590 Saint Clément des Baleines
    Ile de Ré / Charente Maritime – France

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