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Ars-en-Re tourism and travel guide

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Visit Ars-en-Re: highlights and tourist information

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

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.

Ars-en-Re is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 28 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Ars-en-Re is 413 kilometres from Paris).

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Martin-de-Re at 11 km and La Flotte-en-Re at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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.

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


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Charente-Maritime

Map of places to visit near Ars-en-Re


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

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

Ars-en-Re is in the west of France. 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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