What to do and see in Sainte Marie de Re, France: The Best Places and Tips

September 15, 2017 Tambra Mccollister

Discover the best top things to do in Sainte Marie de Re, France including Cyclo-Surf, Clocher Observatoire, Abbaye des Chateliers, Re Glisse, Office de Tourisme du Bois-Plage en Re, Relais Thalasso Spa, Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re, Marche medieval, Fun Cycles, Le Jardin de Lydie.
Restaurants in Sainte Marie de Re

1. Cyclo-Surf

26 rue du 14 Juillet, 17740 Sainte Marie de Re, Ile de Re, France
Excellent
61%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 34 reviews

Cyclo-Surf

Reviewed By Jenny P - Manchester, United Kingdom

Although our hotel promised bicycles they didn't have any so sent us here. We were well looked after (being novices) and were supplied with simple but comfortable cycles within the hour. The price of 38 Euros for two for two days seemed a very good deal considering how popular the island is in Europe.

2. Clocher Observatoire

Place de l'Eglise, 17410 Saint Martin de Re, Ile de Re, France +33 9 97 61 51 44
Excellent
57%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 643 reviews

Clocher Observatoire

Reviewed By swpratt - London, United Kingdom

You get a sense of history from the top of the church tower- from the work of vauban and his star shaped defensive bastions to a time when the musketeers were very much part of the history of the area. The stairs are stone to begin with then wooden and it's narrow and you can bash your head and you go past the bell- I went past as it struck- schoolboy error. Well worth the couple of euros entry.

3. Abbaye des Chateliers

Route de la Flotte, 17630 La Flotte, Ile de Re, France +33 5 46 09 61 39
Excellent
36%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 240 reviews

Abbaye des Chateliers

Reviewed By swpratt - London, United Kingdom

This must be one of the most photographed spots in western France. As you drive by you cannot ignore the areas of brilliantly coloured poppies with the ruined abbey as a back drop. If you walk into the poppies it can be quite a psychedelic experience - takes you back...

4. Re Glisse

814 avenue des Dunes, 17940 Rivedoux-Plage, Ile de Re, France
Excellent
53%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 63 reviews

Re Glisse

We live with the sun and the sand ! It's time to drink ? You'll take a mojito or a beer time to lunch? Great view in front of the sea time to have fun? Little trip in jet ski or donuts behind a boat

Reviewed By Carmen E - Paris, France

We went to this beach when it was a lovely glorious day. We were hugely disappointed with the cleanliness and horrified to see so many beach flees literally everywhere . You couldn't sit down. Furthermore I cut my feet on the rocks. You can find better Beaches.

5. Office de Tourisme du Bois-Plage en Re

87 rue des Barjottes, 17580 Le Bois-Plage-en-Re, Ile de Re, France +33 5 46 09 00 55
Excellent
36%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
9%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 65 reviews

Office de Tourisme du Bois-Plage en Re

Internet access!

Reviewed By johnmb100 - Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom

Only needed to visit the Tourist office once to find all the information we required concerning the local area and places to visit. We were particularly impressed by the knowledgeable and friendly staff who spoke good English and gave us good advice about visiting La...MoreMany thanks for your positive feedback. We look forward seing you soon in one of our ten tourist information centers on the Island. Kind regards.

6. Relais Thalasso Spa

Port Notre Dame, Sainte Marie de Re, Ile de Re, France +33 5 46 30 22 44
Excellent
22%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
18%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 77 reviews

Relais Thalasso Spa

Reviewed By Sally H - Barry, United Kingdom

The salt water pool on the beach was a relaxing treat after a long journey, and the indoor facilities set us up the following morning for the next leg of our journey.

7. Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re

Quai Daniel-Rivaille, 17410 Saint Martin de Re, Ile de Re, France +33 5 46 09 20 06
Excellent
54%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 852 reviews

Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re

Reviewed By lbj17 - Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

We cycled around the area and popped into St Martins late morning in July. It was heaving with day trippers that had taken the boat from La Rochelle. Far too busy, but when we returned later in the afternoon, peace had been restored and the gorgeous back streets and harbour area could be explored in peace.
The place to be seen.

8. Marche medieval

1 Place du Marche, 17630 La Flotte, Ile de Re, France
Excellent
49%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 34 reviews

Marche medieval

Reviewed By Caroline L

Lovely market with a good range of yummy produce & welcoming atmosphere. We picked up some lovely bread, goat's cheese, saucisson & raspberries for a picnic on the beach and enjoyed chatting with the stall holders who were very kind & friendly and helped us practice our terrible French :)

9. Fun Cycles

203 rue Jules Ferry, 17940 Rivedoux-Plage, Ile de Re, France +33 5 46 09 69 39
Excellent
75%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 34 reviews

Fun Cycles

Reviewed By James Y

Jean Phillip runs the shop and is fantastic. Known him for a while now and always has a brilliant way of dealing with people. Very nice, welcoming and we are always in an out quickly with new bikes. Bikes are fantastic, highly recommended.

10. Le Jardin de Lydie

23 rue de l Eglise, 17580 Le Bois-Plage-en-Re, Ile de Re, France +33 5 46 09 40 41
Excellent
54%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

Le Jardin de Lydie

Reviewed By Working_Mum_10 - Leicestershire

Really loved the jam in this place - they have a tasting tray which helps you narrow down your choices - at these prices you cant buy them all 430g = 9.70 euros = approx £7.00 !! However, customer service is restricted - if there isn't a taster for the one you are interested in - too bad. And please don't look through the window so helpfully placed to see the production... the lady will close the blinds on you! Totally bizarre, but maybe she was having a bad day. Maybe better to buy from one of the distributors on the island.

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