On Il de Re so much of the beauty of village houses is to be found in the detail. This can be discovered when strolling the enticing, winding side streets.
Look up and you will see exquisite lanterns
... complemented by roses climbing up walls
... and scrambling over ancient pantile roofs
Windows bursting with flowers
Doors that express their owners occupation or passion
Or a weathered patiner that has taken centuries to unfold
Pretty window dressing that reflects the islands mode of transport - boats
... and bicycles
And then of course it wouldn't be France without beautiful shutters
La belle France. The beauty is in the detail.