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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Charente-Maritime

Located on the south coast of Ile de Ré, Sainte-Marie-de-Ré is an authentic village set among vineyards and ocean. Sainte-Marie-de-Ré, a village of friendly multi-faceted! With a unique heritage of many summer events and varied but also year-round activities and a natural protected area. For dining, do not hesitate to discover the biscuits which organizes tastings and tours. Sainte-Marie-de-Ré, a village in which to live, vacation, and every year!

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude46.1500029 (N 46° 9’ 0”)
Longitude-1.3000011 (W 1° 18’ 0”)
Surface area9.84 km²
Population3328 inhabitants
Density338 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLa Rochelle (15.8 km, 24 min)
Insee code17360
IntercommunalityCC de l'Ile de Ré

Nearest cities & towns

Rivedoux-Plage4.7 km (7 min)
La Flotte5.5 km (9 min)
Le Bois-Plage-en-Ré8.3 km (10 min)
Saint-Martin-de-Ré9 km (12 min)
La Couarde-sur-Mer11.5 km (16 min)
L'Houmeau14.1 km (17 min)
La Rochelle15.7 km (20 min)
Nieul-sur-Mer16.5 km (20 min)
Lagord17.8 km (23 min)
Puilboreau18.2 km (22 min)
Loix20 km (26 min)
Marsilly20 km (22 min)
Dompierre-sur-Mer21 km (22 min)

Things to see and do

Sainte-Marie-de-Ré has a unique heritage. Discover the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption and its magnificent Gothic tower dating from the 14th century.

Stroll around the old village and its medieval grid as you walk through the maze of its abundance of flowers (visits organized by the Tourist Office).

Not to mention seeing the fish locks (visits organized by the ANCHOR Maritaise ADEPIR) testimony of a single ancestral fishing technique.

Sainte-Marie-de-Ré also has activities all year round! With its media and multimedia, his tennis club, a riding center, thalassotherapy, the surf spot of a track Grenettes and skateboarding.

And a preserved natural area: browse the rugged coastline and its beaches, try your hand at fishing on foot while respecting the fragility of the foreshore, stroll through the woods or in the vineyards, on foot or by bicycle !

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities

Take advantage of markets as the market theme rétais or night market, China at the flea markets held every year from Easter to October.

Every summer, please also attend the festive events such as the Day August 6 La Noue and the Festival of Painters in July, with the feast of locks in stock went up.


Friday 29 may
Min. 12°C - Max. 16°C
Saturday 30 may
Min. 12°C - Max. 17°C
Sunday 31 may
Min. 14°C - Max. 16°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Supervised sea kayaking
Sports sensations7 € to 70 € Fouras (24 km)
Visit the Farm Animals
Nature and the great outdoors6 € to 9 € Avrillé (39 km)
Horse-drawn carriage trips in Sud-Vendée
Nature and the great outdoors160 € to 950 € Sainte-Hermine (47 km)
Tandem parachute jump in Vendée
Sports sensations280 € Château-d'Olonne (48 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Saint-Trojan miniature train
Rail itineraryEasy1h30Saint-Trojan-les-Bains (36 km)
Laves Wood
HikeEasy1h00La Taillée (38 km)
Cité de l'Huître (oyster museum)
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Marennes (40 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals