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Sainte-Marie-de-Re tourism and travel guide

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

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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 Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), 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).

Popular places to visit nearby include La Flotte-en-Re at 4 km and Saint-Martin-de-Re at 7 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Sainte-Marie-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 Sainte-Marie-de-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 Sainte-Marie-de-Re

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

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

Sainte-Marie-de-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 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

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