Sainte-Marie-de-Re tourism and travel guide

Photo of Sainte-Marie-de-Re in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of La Flotte-en-Re at 4 km from Sainte-Marie-de-Re

Visit Sainte-Marie-de-Re: highlights and tourist information

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Sainte-Marie-de-Re is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include La Flotte-en-Re at 4 km and Saint-Martin-de-Re at 7 km.

Sainte-Marie-de-Re, France: places to visit and attractions

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 4 km (direction )

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

See La Flotte-en-Re guide


at 7 km (direction north-west)

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

See Saint-Martin-de-Re guide
Ile de Re

Ile de Re

Island at 8 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Ile de Re guide
La Rochelle towers

La Rochelle towers

at 13 km (direction east)

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

See La Rochelle towers guide
La Rochelle Natural History Museum

La Rochelle Natural History Museum

Museum at 13 km (direction east)

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

See La Rochelle Natural History Museum guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 13 km (direction east)

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

See La Rochelle guide
La Rochelle aquarium

La Rochelle aquarium

at 13 km (direction east)

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

See La Rochelle aquarium guide
La Rochelle harbour

La Rochelle harbour

at 13 km (direction east)

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

See La Rochelle harbour guide


Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Ars-en-Re guide


Island at 20 km (direction south-east)

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

See Ile-d'Aix guide
La Faute-sur-Mer

La Faute-sur-Mer

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

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

See La Faute-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 20 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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La Tranche-sur-Mer

La Tranche-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 23 km (direction north-north-west), in the Vendee department

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

See La Tranche-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 26 km (direction south-east)

While the beaches are the main highlight here in Fouras, be sure to also...

See Fouras guide

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Markets in and near Sainte-Marie-de-Re

Market days in Sainte-Marie-de-Re: weekly market: every day;

  • Saintes: market every day except Monday (0km)
  • Rivedoux Plage: market Monday and Friday (4km)
  • Le Bois-Plage-en-Re: market every day (6km)
  • La Couarde-sur-Mer: market every day - seasonal market only (9km)
  • La Rochelle: market every day (13km)
  • Saint Denis d'Oleron: market Monday (14km)
  • Aytre: market Friday (15km)
  • Ars-en-Re: market every day except Tuesday - seasonal market only (15km)
  • Ars-en-Re: market Tuesday (15km)
  • La Bree-les-Bains: market every day - seasonal market only (15km)

More information about Sainte-Marie-de-Re, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Sainte-Marie-de-Re, France

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


Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (34km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (46km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (14km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (23km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (51km)
  • La Roche Courbon (56km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (36km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (39km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (41km)
  • Forêt de Benon (42km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique des Sables-d'Olonne (50km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (60km)

Geography and distances

Sainte-Marie-de-Re is in the west of France at 13 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Sainte-Marie-de-Re is 408 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sainte-Marie-de-Re

Canton: Saint-Martin-de-Ré

Arrondissement: Rochelle

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17740

Distance to Sainte-Marie-de-Re

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 13 km

from Paris: 408 km

from Calais: 582 km

from Nice: 729 km

from Bordeaux: 157 km

from Strasbourg: 734 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 Sainte-Marie-de-Re from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Flotte-en-Re, Le Bois-Plage-en-Re, Rivedoux-Plage and Saint-Martin-de-Re.

This page in French: Visiter Sainte-Marie-de-Re