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Sainte-Marie-de-Ré - 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
Population3376 inhabitants
Density343 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

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities


One of the views of the steeple
One of the views of the steeple
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Venelle of Sainte-Marie-de-Ré
Venelle of Sainte-Marie-de-Ré
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Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Supervised sea kayaking
Sports sensations7 € to 70 € Fouras (24 km)
Bicycle hire along the ocean
Sports sensations10 € Jard-sur-Mer (36 km)
Horse or pony ride in the forest and on the beach
Sports sensations20 € to 38 € Ronce-les-Bains (42 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)
Chemin des Mottes
Village visitEasy1h00Le Gua (54 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals