Paris, the national capital, is situated 260 miles (418 kilometers) to the northeast of Ars-en-Re.
To discover why so many tourists keep choosing Poitou-Charentes as a place to spend their vacation time, ensure you and your travel buddies allow some time to hit the road and explore the many scenic and cultural attractions around Ars-en-Re. Check out the St-Martin Harbor and St-Martin Citadel in and around Saint-Martin-de-Re, another place in France, some 7 miles (11 kilometers), from Ars-en-Re. A drive to La Tranche-sur-Mer is another option. It is 10 miles (16 kilometers) away from Ars-en-Re and where you'll find the Church of La Tranche-sur-Mer and Griere Beach.
La Rochelle, is another interesting spot to explore. It is around 18 miles (29 kilometers) from Ars-en-Re and offers a number of interesting points of interest, including Musee des Automates, Musee du Nouveau Monde and Parc des Expositions de La Rochelle. Maritime Museum, Musee de la Marine and Port de la Pallice are also worth a visit while you are in La Rochelle.
Whatever your beliefs, you're sure to find a little enlightenment at Poitou-Charentes' monasteries and other sites of spiritual significance. When the weather's less than perfect, don't worry, Poitou-Charentes features a wide range of history museums and art museums, that will keep you happily occupied.
When the weather is fine, head to the region's much-loved waterways for a day of canoeing or sailing.
When the time comes to leave Ars-en-Re, put the lens cap back on your camera, spend your last of your euros on last-minute souvenirs, and bid Au revoir / À bientôt (farewell) to this spectactular spot.