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Saint-Martin-de-Ré, a UNESCO world Heritage site

Saint-Martin-de-Ré, a place of life that does not leave you indifferent by its charms. Be captivated by the fortifications of Vauban, a city standing to be explored: discover the town by walking in the street in a totally calm and original way, or simply move along the seafront enjoying the sea view.

Saint-Martin-de-Ré is like a book opened by its historical monuments: the half-timbered house La Vinaterie, L’Hôtel de Clerjotte (the Ernest Cognacq Museum) and the citadel of Vauban remains one of the main spot for transfer of detainee to a prison camp. Not forgetting the church and its bell tower with a panoramic terrace overhanging the town and the barbette’s Park with donkeys in shorts (a tribute to local tradition).

Not to mention, the markets and restaurants of the area in and around the port that ensure the promotion of local products. Saint-Martin is magnificent by its architecture which gives every visitor a chance to discover the alleys down to the smallest detail or appreciate people’s passion.

Practical information

Welcome desk of Saint-Martin-de-Ré

2, Avenue Victor Bouthillier
17410 Saint-Martin-de-Ré
Phone : +33 (0)5 46 09 00 55

Contact the tourist office by email