The lighthouse Saint-Clément-des-Baleines

Peace of mind and beauty preserved at the end of the world  

Saint-Clément-des-Baleines, created on March 11th, 1874 is the youngest village of the island. The name comes from the stranding of whales on the coasts. The economy was mainly based on salt and wine, which are still perpetuated today. Fishing, including the construction of locks in the 15th century, helped to avoid famine.

Saint-Clément-des-Baleines, with an area of   7 kms², is bordered by the forest of the Combe, the beach of the Côte Sauvage where you can fish, and walk along by the new dam. One of the most beautiful beaches on Ile de Ré, La Conche (certified for the permanent summer monitoring of its quality of swimming water) is ideal for swimming and water activities.

Every morning on the market, you will find our local products like the primeur potato, the grape and the fleur de sel of Ile de Ré, this village will delight young and old alike. 

Saint-Clement-des-Baleines is the ideal place to spend a pleasant and successful stay. Whether you are alone, in a couple, with your family or friends, come to have a rest at the end of Île de Ré.

Practical information

Welcome desk of Saint-Clément-des-Baleines

8 place de l'Eglise
17590 Saint-Clément-des-Baleines
Seconde Welcome desk In the lighthouse Phare des Baleines (only in July and August)
Phone : +33 (0)5 46 09 00 55
Contacter l'Office de Tourisme par mail

Closure of all Reception Offices on December 25th and January 1st.