Ars-en-Re tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Ars-en-Ré is one of the pretty villages to explore on the Ile-de-Ré

Ars-en-Re is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Ars-en-Re. For detailed visitor information see the Ars-en-Re travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Ars-en-Re include "most beautiful village".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Ars-en-Re in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Martin-de-Re at 11 km and La Flotte-en-Re at 14 km.

Ars-en-Re, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Ile de Re

Ile de Re

Island at 8 km (direction east)

The Ile-de-Ré is an island with lots of sandy beaches and some...

See Ile de Re guide


at 11 km (direction east)

On the north coast of Ile-de-Ré, the village of Saint-Martin-de-Ré is very...

See Saint-Martin-de-Re guide
La Flotte-en-Re

La Flotte-en-Re

Most Beautiful Village at 14 km (direction east)

The village of La Flotte-en-Ré is a pretty village on the Ile-de-Ré...

See La Flotte-en-Re guide
La Tranche-sur-Mer

La Tranche-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 17 km (direction north-north-east), in the Vendee department

La Tranche-sur-Mer is a small resort, but very pleasant and with an...

See La Tranche-sur-Mer guide
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La Faute-sur-Mer

La Faute-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 20 km (direction north-east), in the Vendee department

Here at La Faute-sur-Mer you can explore the nature reserve and peninsula...

See La Faute-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 24 km (direction north-north-west), in the Vendee department

Jard-sur-Mer is a very pleasant, if quite small, Vendee resort with a...

See Jard-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 25 km (direction north-north-west), in the Vendee department

At Longeville-sur-Mer you will enjoy the lively market in the town as...

See Longeville-sur-Mer guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 28 km (direction east)

The historic town and monuments and the vibrant harbour area make La...

See La Rochelle guide
La Rochelle aquarium

La Rochelle aquarium

at 28 km (direction east)

The aquarium in La Rochelle features various parts, including a shark tank...

See La Rochelle aquarium guide
La Rochelle harbour

La Rochelle harbour

at 28 km (direction east)

The harbour area in La Rochelle is the liveliest part of the...

See La Rochelle harbour guide
La Rochelle Natural History Museum

La Rochelle Natural History Museum

Museum at 28 km (direction east)

The Natural History Museum in La Rochelle contains an eclectic mix of...

See La Rochelle Natural History Museum guide
La Rochelle towers

La Rochelle towers

at 28 km (direction east)

These three fortress towers protect the entrance to the harbour in La...

See La Rochelle towers guide
Port Bourgenay

Port Bourgenay

at 29 km (direction north-west), in the Vendee department

The small resort of Bourgenay has a port and a popular beach...

See Port Bourgenay guide


at 30 km (direction north-north-west), in the Vendee department

The small town of Talmont-Saint-Hilaire is mainly known for the Chateau de...

See Talmont-Saint-Hilaire guide

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Markets in and near Ars-en-Re

Market days in Ars-en-Re: weekly market: Tuesday; seasonal market: every day except Tuesday;

  • Ars-en-Re: market every day except Tuesday - seasonal market only (0km)
  • Ars-en-Re: market Tuesday (0km)
  • La Couarde-sur-Mer: market every day - seasonal market only (7km)
  • Le Bois-Plage-en-Re: market every day (10km)
  • Saintes: market every day except Monday (15km)
  • La Tranche-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Rivedoux Plage: market Monday and Friday (19km)
  • La Faute-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (20km)
  • Saint Denis d'Oleron: market Monday (22km)
  • Jard-sur-Mer: market Monday (24km)

More information about Ars-en-Re, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Ars-en-Re, France

What to do at Ars-en-Re? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Ars-en-Re.


Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (24km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (22km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (33km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (49km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (54km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (46km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (52km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique des Sables-d'Olonne (37km)

Geography and distances

Ars-en-Re is in the west of France at 28 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Ars-en-Re is 413 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ars-en-Re

Canton: Ars-en-Ré

Arrondissement: Rochelle

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17590

Distance to Ars-en-Re

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 413 km

from Calais: 583 km

from Nice: 744 km

from Bordeaux: 169 km

from Strasbourg: 745 km

Getting here

Most visitors will arrive by car typically from a channel ferry ports such as Saint Malo, Caen or Cherbourg, a drive af about 4-5 hours. For driving distances to Ars-en-Re from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Les Portes-en-Re, Loix and Saint-Clement-des-Baleines.

This page in French: Visiter Ars-en-Re


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