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Loix is located in France
Location within Nouvelle-Aquitaine region
Loix is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Coordinates: 46°13′24″N 1°26′28″W / 46.2233°N 1.4411°W / 46.2233; -1.4411Coordinates: 46°13′24″N 1°26′28″W / 46.2233°N 1.4411°W / 46.2233; -1.4411
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement La Rochelle
Canton Île de Ré
Intercommunality Île de Ré
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Lionel Quillet
Area1 6.70 km2 (2.59 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 729
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 17207 /17111
Elevation 0–100 m (0–328 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Loix is a commune in the south-west of France, located on the north coast of the island of , in the department of Charente-Maritime (region Nouvelle-Aquitaine). Its inhabitants are called Loidais and Loidaises .


  • Loix is the smallest village and has the smallest port of the island of Ré, and is located in the middle of the salt marshes. It is a peninsula in the island, bordered by the Pier of Ars to the west and the pit of Loix to the east. Only a road, bordered by marshes (and salt marshes) gained over the sea by containment, connects Loix to the rest of the island.
  • Low shore, pebbles, bay and small beach in the shape of cove in the south east (pit of Loix).
  • At sea, a lighthouse : the Ilates.


The origin of the name of the commune seems rather vague.

It may be noted, however, that in relation to the ancient island on which the locality is located, it bore the names of Loye (1684 and 1757) and Oye (1675).


In 1627 there was a siege on the Isle of Re by the English forces led by the Duke of Buckingham. On November 8, the Maréchal de Toiras, associated with the fleet of Louis XIII and the cardinal Richelieu, defeated Buckingham forces, forcing him to abandon the siege of the island and near 6000 men in perdition in its muds.[1][2]


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1806 1,097 —    
1820 1,152 +5.0%
1886 1,024 −11.1%
1901 820 −19.9%
1936 459 −44.0%
1954 424 −7.6%
1962 439 +3.5%
1968 439 +0.0%
1975 470 +7.1%
1982 433 −7.9%
1990 561 +29.6%
1999 619 +10.3%
2008 729 +17.8%

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "La Cabane du Feneau au milieu des marais salants de l'île de Ré". www.lacabanedufeneau.fr (in French). Retrieved 2017-08-17. 
  2. ^ "La défaite des Anglais au Feneau". Chroniques ordinaires des petits moments de la vie rétaise (in French). 2014-09-23. Retrieved 2017-08-17.