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The village of Saint Martin de Ré on the Ile de Ré

Location of Saint Martin de Ré on the Island of Ré

For your holidays in camping on the Ile de Ré, the village of Saint Martin de Ré has some beautiful discoveries in store for you.
The village fortified by Vauban stands on the north coast of the island, near Rivedoux Plage and Bois Plage en Ré.
It is in the centre of the island on the north shore, only 24 km from La Rochelle and 13 km from Ars in D.
The village is appreciated for its incomparable charm, its beautiful beaches, its warm atmosphere and its art of living.

village st marin near camping île Ré
houses St Martin near île Ré

Saint Martin de Ré is above all known for its exceptional heritage. It is considered to be the historical capital of the Island of Re. At one time, it was even the capital of the island. From its historical past remain remarkable monuments such as the fortifications of Vauban, the old Saint Martin, the port and many others.

But the village is also one of the seaside resorts not to be missed on the island of Ré. The beaches attract visitors. They are appreciated for their beauty and the quality of their bathing waters.

In this charming Rhetais village, you can discover La Rochelle and the Island of Aix by boat from the Port. The villages of the Ile de Ré are also easily accessible from Saint Martin.

To be visited in Saint Martin de Ré

Saint Martin-de-Ré offers a variety of sites to discover during your holiday on the Ile de Ré. When you arrive in the village, you will first be surprised by the fortifications of Vauban, which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. They are open to open access tours or guided tours.

Also take advantage of your visit to Saint Martin de Ré to stroll along its alleys and alleys. Discover the Maison à colombage de la Vinatière, the Clerjotte Renaissance style hotel and the Citadelle.

landscape saint Martin near camping île Ré
port St Martin near île Martin

The port is also essential. With its old sailors’ quarter located on the islet and its entertainment, let the charms of Saint Martin seduce you. The restaurants on the quays welcome you for a short break facing the ocean. In summer, the port is particularly busy. The night markets are ideal opportunities to appreciate the local culture and discover the terroir.

The parc de la Barbette is also worth a visit. The coastal areas, marshes and exceptional landscapes of Saint Martin are also part of the charms of this Rhétais village. Take advantage of your holidays in Charente Maritime to discover them.

Near the Citadel, just behind the ramparts, the family beach of La Cible is a paradise for lovers of idleness and water sports. Swimming, sailing, jet-skiing and many other water sports are possible. Don’t miss the donkey rides in panties! Children will be delighted to walk along the ramparts with its funny animals.

You can continue your adventure to la Rochelle, to île d’Aix or to Fort Boyard in cruise.

jet ski St Martin near camping île Ré
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