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Saint Martin de Ré

An ancient citadel and one of the major sites built by Vauban

Today inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list


Saint Martin de Ré has retained its original charm within its star-shaped ramparts steeped in history: resistance to the assaults launched by the English Navy in the 17th century, increasing commercial activity thanks to the transport of salt and wine in the 18th century, town of departure for prisoners leaving for the penal settlements of French Guiana and New Caledonia in the 19th century,…

Behind the harbour
, particularly lively during the summer season with its evening market, quiet streets lead to the church of Saint Martin whose walls bear witness to numerous a acks.

From the top of the belltower
, and particularly at sunset, you will discover a superb view over the town and the island.


TOURIST OFFICE - Quai Nicolas Baudin - 17410 SAINT MARTIN DE RE

Tél. 05 46 09 20 06 - Fax 05 46 09 06 18 -

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