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Saint-Martin-de-Re tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Martin-de-Re in Charente-Maritime

Visit Saint-Martin-de-Re: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: On the north coast of Ile-de-Ré, the village of Saint-Martin-de-Ré is very pretty and has an attractive port

Saint-Martin-de-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 Saint-Martin-de-Re. For detailed visitor information see the Saint-Martin-de-Re travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Ile de Re at 4 km and Ars-en-Re at 12 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Martin-de-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 Saint-Martin-de-Re in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

La Flotte-en-Re

La Flotte-en-Re

Most Beautiful Village at 3 km (direction east-south-east)

The village of La Flotte-en-Ré is a pretty village...

See La Flotte-en-Re guide
Ile de Re

Ile de Re

Island at 4 km (direction west)

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

See Ile de Re guide


Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction west)

Ars-en-Ré is one of the pretty villages to explore on the Ile-de-Ré...

See Ars-en-Re guide
La Faute-sur-Mer

La Faute-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 16 km (direction north-north-east), in the Vendee department

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

See La Faute-sur-Mer guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 16 km (direction east)

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

See La Rochelle guide
La Rochelle aquarium

La Rochelle aquarium

at 16 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 16 km (direction east)

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

See La Rochelle harbour guide
La Rochelle Natural History Museum

La Rochelle Natural History Museum

Museum at 16 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 16 km (direction east)

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

See La Rochelle towers guide
La Tranche-sur-Mer

La Tranche-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 18 km (direction north-north-west), in the Vendee department

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

See La Tranche-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 25 km (direction east-south-east)

The seaside resort of Chatelaillon-Plage has a long sandy beach and a...

See Chatelaillon-Plage guide


Island at 25 km (direction south-east)

Ile d'Aix is a small island, explored on foot or by bike,...

See Ile-d'Aix guide


Seaside resort at 27 km (direction north-north-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Longeville-sur-Mer guide


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

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

See Jard-sur-Mer guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Martin-de-Re


Markets in and near Saint-Martin-de-Re

  • Le Bois-Plage-en-Re: market every day (2km)
  • La Couarde-sur-Mer: market every day - seasonal market only (5km)
  • Saintes: market every day except Monday (5km)
  • Rivedoux Plage: market Monday and Friday (8km)
  • Ars-en-Re: market every day except Tuesday - seasonal market only (12km)
  • Ars-en-Re: market Tuesday (12km)
  • La Faute-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (16km)
  • La Rochelle: market every day (16km)
  • La Tranche-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Saint Denis d'Oleron: market Monday (18km)

More information about Saint-Martin-de-Re, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Martin-de-Re, France

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


Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (28km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (18km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (28km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (44km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (48km)
  • La Roche Courbon (61km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (41km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (42km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (44km)
  • Forêt de Benon (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique des Sables-d'Olonne (45km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Martin-de-Re is in the west of France at 17 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Saint-Martin-de-Re is 406 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Martin-de-Re

Canton: Saint-Martin-de-Ré

Arrondissement: Rochelle

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17410

Distance to Saint-Martin-de-Re

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 17 km

from Paris: 406 km

from Calais: 579 km

from Nice: 733 km

from Bordeaux: 163 km

from Strasbourg: 735 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 Saint-Martin-de-Re from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ile de Re, La Couarde-sur-Mer, La Flotte-en-Re, Le Bois-Plage-en-Re and Sainte-Marie-de-Re.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Martin-de-Re

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