Activities in Sainte-Marie-de-Ré

Sporting and cultural activities on the Ile de Ré

Discover the activities on offer in Sainte-Marie-de-Ré

In Sainte-Marie-de-Ré, protecting nature is the number one priority. You can explore this natural habitat with a nice long walk through the surrounding area. The Five Landscapes Trail, 8km long, is in itself a kaleidoscope of Ile de Ré nature. The forest will reveal its secrets on a guided visit, organised especially for you. Wander through flowered alleyways and around stone walls, little gardens and wine-growers' townhouses. Visit the 12th-century church. Fall in love with the old walls of the miller's house and La Souillarde (The Scullery). Explore La Noue, a village within the village, for a fun and original visit using your Smartphone.

At Montamer, stroll through the park behind the beach, and stop at the Cabane where Art and Nature workshops are available for children and adults alike. And if you want to visit a fish sluice, the group L'Ancre Maritaise organises guided trips at low tide.

Catching fish is also a good way to get a breath of fresh air, but there are a few rules that must be respected.
The artistically-minded should visit the Ateliers Dazelle and take part in their painting and sculpture workshops.
Meanwhile, the village sports enthusiasts are often found on the courts of the Sainte-Marie-de-Ré Tennis Club. Thrill-seekers and watersports aficionados flock to Les Grenettes, a renowned bodyboarding and surfing spot.

There are also many local associations offering all kinds of activities all year round, so Sainte-Marie-de-Ré is always a very lively village. But in the evening, Sainte-Marie-de-Ré turns off its lights: it is a listed Village Étoilé, or Starry Village. Admire the starry sky and escape into a world of dreams…